Vikash Sharma

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has invited applications for the mega National Startup Awards 2023. The National Startup Awards (NSA) was launched in 2020 to reward and recognize outstanding startups and enablers in the startup ecosystem.

The objective was to encourage the startups building innovative products and demonstrating measurable social impact. As per official sources, the applications for National Startup Awards 2023 have been made live from April 1, 2023 and the last date to apply is May 31, 2023.

This year, the National Startup Awards will celebrate innovations from across the country, in line with ‘Vision India @2047’, where India focuses on becoming a developed economy, fuelled by the spirit of Amrit Kaal across key themes.


The startups will be awarded across 20 categories.

The categories range from innovations in aerospace, retail and disruptive technologies to more impact-focused categories.


A cash prize of Rs 10 lakh will be awarded by DPIIT to one winning startup in each of the categories.

The winners and finalists of the National Startup Awards 2023 will be provided with exclusive handholding support, including investor and government connect, mentorship, international market access, corporate and unicorn connect, and much more.