Startup20 is the first of its kind official engagement group initiated under the Indian presidency of the G20 2023.

Introducing Startup20

Startups have become the engine for innovation-fueled economic recovery, reorientation, and growth for nations around the world. Startup20 is the first of its kind official engagement group initiated under the Indian presidency of the G20 2023. The engagement group would act as the voice of the global startup ecosystem bringing together varied stakeholders on a common platform.

Startups need a thriving and favorable environment to scale rapidly; policies, frameworks and regulations at the national and international platforms need to keep pace with innovation. The Startup20 Engagement Group would create a global narrative for supporting startups and enabling synergies between startups, corporates, investors, innovation agencies and other key ecosystem stakeholders.

Task Forces

Foundation &

Startups impact and improve existing markets through innovative products and services or may introduce create new markets for existing solutions through innovative business models. Startups work in diverse markets and sectors leading to multiple definitions being adopted defining them and their work across geographies.

Startup20 | Supporting Business Startups An Initative By G20 2023


Stability in startup investments at global, regional and national levels. Identify triggers which lead to investment fluctuations and minimize such risks for startups.

Startup20 | Supporting Business Startups An Initative By G20 2023

Inclusion &

Create equal opportunity for startup founders irrespective of gender, race, class, creed to significantly expand the pool of startups and encourage alternate school of thoughts developed through different experiences.

Startup20 | Supporting Business Startups An Initative By G20 2023

Latest Updates on Startup20 Event


June 27, 2023

Startup20 Engagement Group to celebrate a successful inception year with final summit in Gurugram

The Startup20 Engagement Group, under the India G20 Presidency, is delighted to announce ‘Startup20 Shikhar’- the summit meeting of Startup20, slated to take place in Gurugram on July 3rd and 4th, 2023, The summit, aptly named "Shikhar," which translates to "mountain peak" in Sanskrit, symbolizes the pinnacle of achievements in shaping the future of the global startup ecosystem.

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June 26, 2023

Intense momentum marks the opening day of Startup20’s third meeting in Goa

The Startup20 Engagement Group of the G20 kicked off its third meeting, the Goa Sankalpana, with an atmosphere of unwavering energy and determination today in Goa. The day commenced with the presentation of the eagerly anticipated Policy Communiqué, followed by a series of engaging sessions and addresses, driving the conversation on startup innovation and collaboration.

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June 21, 2023


With over one million startups, 10,000 incubators and accelerators, and 750 unicorns, the G20 nations are at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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June 21, 2023

Synergy between start-up ecosystems of India, Saudi Arabia: Prince Al-Saud

Delegates from more than 15 countries participated in the the meeting that started on Saturday

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Key Stakeholders Impacted

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Meet The Leaders of Startup20

Dr. Chintan Vaishnav | Startup20
Dr. Chintan Vaishnav
Startup20 Chair

Dr. Chintan Vaishnav is a socio-technologist, an engineer trained to design and build large-scale systems that possess both...

Gopal Srinivasan | Startup20
Gopal Srinivasan
Alliances Chair

Mr Gopal Srinivasan will be leading the “Alliances” sector among the Task Forces for Startup20. He is the Founder, Chairman, and Managing Director of TVS Capital Funds...

Professor Srivardhini Jha | Startup20
Professor Srivardhini Jha
Foundation Chair

Bringing innovative thinking and skillful strategy to the forefront of the startup ecosystem, Srivardhini Jha will be leading the “Foundations” sector among the Task Forces...

Vijay Shekhar Sharma | Startup 20
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Finance Chair

Vijay Shekar Sharma will be leading the “Finance” sector among the Task Forces of Startup20. He is the Founder and CEO of Paytm, one of India's largest mobile payment and financial services companies...

Harjinder Kaur Talwar | Startup20
Harjinder Kaur Talwar
Inclusion Chair

Harjinder Kaur Talwar, founder of Comvision is a tenacious business leader and is passionate about developing the entrepreneurial & decision-making skills of women. She will be heading the “Inclusion” sector among the Task Forces under Startup20...

Nadir Godrej | Startup20
Nadir Godrej
Sustainability Chair

An influential figure in the Indian business world and the managing director of Godrej Industries, Nadir Godrej will be heading the “Sustainability” sector of the Task Forces...

Prashanth Prakash | Startup20
Prashanth Prakash

Prashanth is from Bangalore and began investing in the Indian technology startup landscape in 2004 through Erasmic Venture...

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