Inception meeting: 28-29 January 2023, Hyderabad

Startup20

Innovation

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.

Startup20 | Supporting Business Startups An Initiative By G20 2023

Task Forces

Foundation &
Alliances

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.

Finance

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

Inclusion &
Sustainability

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.

Latest Updates on Startup20 Event

PRESS MEDIA

How India aims to help startups in G20 nations

The Startup-20 Engagement Group, initiated under India’s presidency of G20 in 2023, aspires to create a global narrative for supporting startups and enabling synergies between startups, corporates, investors, innovation agencies and other key ecosystem stakeholders.

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India to put digital, startups in G20 focus

India’s G20 presidency is an opportunity to demonstrate how the country’s unique model of digital public infrastructure and startup ecosystem can be taken to the rest of the world, G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant said in an interview.

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22 Nov 2022

India To Bring G20 Focus On Startups During Presidency

India’s initiative with startups, Startup 20, is among the two key initiatives the incumbent president of the G20 will be undertaking. With the Startup 20 programme, India seeks to show India's digital public infrastructure and how it has helped in digital transformation

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11 Oct 2022

India proposes new group at G-20 level for startups

India has pitched for a new engagement group to fuel the growth of startups across the G-20 countries. A top government official believes that the growth of startups, globally, is curtailed due to several challenges including availability of funds, proper guidance and policy support.

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Key Stakeholders Impacted

Across G20 members

54k+

Investors

20k+

Incubators

850k+

Startups

1600+

Unicorns

Meet The Leaders of 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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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