State Startup Ranking 2021

Three North East Indian states wherein IIMCIP has been vested the responsibility to build the entrepreneurship landscape – Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh – have their banners flying high in the States’ start-up Ranking 2021. While Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have been dubbed as Leaders in Category A (a population of over 1 Crore) and Category B (a population under 1 Crore) respectively, Meghalaya has been recognized as the Best Performer in Category B. The North East Indian start-up ecosystem has been developing at a phenomenal pace over the last 4 years, with IIMCIP holding the baton to build the entrepreneurship landscape in the region from scratch. Soon after the Government of Assam launched the region’s first state-owned marquee start-up incubator, Assam start-up – the nest, in 2019, the Government of Meghalaya jumped on the bandwagon with its state initiative, PRIME Entrepreneurship Meghalaya, in 2020, followed by the launch of Arunachal Pradesh Innovation and Investment Park by Government of Arunachal Pradesh in 2021. IIM Calcutta Innovation Park has been driving the 3 state initiatives as a Knowledge Partner.