What is iStart Rajasthan ?
Rajasthan is being home for entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers. Millions of young minds with brilliant idea, new age thinking and extraordinary skills are ready to take ahead the startup drive. Leveraging this quality of business-brains of the state, Department of IT&C conceptualized an integrated startup platform called, iStart Rajasthan.
Challenge For Change
Department of Information Technology and Communications, Government of Rajasthan has conceptualized Challenge for Change designed especially to give youth an opportunity to partner with state government, implement their ingenious solutions and get direct work orders worth INR 1 Crore each.
This initiative provides an opportunity to partner with the Government of Rajasthan and play an important role in empowering Rajasthan to be the DigiSthan of the country. The youth, working professionals and startups can either come forward with their own innovative idea or they can take up projects offered by the government to bring the ‘change’. The major objective of this initiative is to invite IT solutions for various citizen-centric services by the government and recognizing the potential of the young brains
Qrate is the only startup rating mechanism in the country, accepted by all leading VCs & Investors. It is an assessment program which provides a detailed report on the startup’s potential and investment worthiness. Much like a health check-up report from a diagnostic lab helps you identify problem areas and take corrective action to improve your health, the scorecard and assessment report provides startup founders actionable insights to help them strengthen their business plan, and improve their chances of getting funded. Under this program, boot-camps are organised to refine their product, strategy, business plans, market position and to work over their shortcomings and limitations.
Rajasthan Stack is curated as a single destination for all the e-governance and technological requirements for the residents of the state as well as for budding entrepreneurs. Rajasthan Stack is essentially an integrated platform which offers multiple services to sort out the technology requirements of startups. Each service, resource, application, and infrastructure offered by the Government of Rajasthan can be accessed for free. The idea is to encourage startups and provide them ease of doing business, thereby paving the path for a concrete startup infrastructure in the state. The platform is open for startups at the national level and offers a stack of APIs that would otherwise require much hassle to get access to and work through.
Student Startup Exposure Program
Student Startup Exposure Program was implemented to create a strong entrepreneurship pipeline among the youth of the state. Through the exposure program, Rajasthan government sent 91 selected students from the state to an all-expense paid residential learning program in Silicon Valley. The program was open to any student pursuing higher education in any college of the state of Rajasthan. The selected students from the state were hosted by Menlo College in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley. Over the course of two weeks, they learnt various aspects of building a tech product startup from renowned experts in the global startup ecosystem. The participants received mentorship to build their prototype and pitch it to prospective investors in the Silicon Valley and gain valuable feedback from them. ...Read More
Wifistudy - India's No. 1 Study Channel, is a boon for the job aspirants in the internet world. It has spread the awareness of Digital India through online learning. We received awesome mentorship, guidance and support from the iStart platform. We are thankful to the iStart team!
WifiStudy Dinesh Godara - CEO WifiStudy
iStart program proved to be a boon for Seek4Care! It has immensely supported us to build the idea, MVP, Beta product and much more. Here we did not worry about the office, guidance, funds, networking or any other resources as everything was non-monetary for startups. We are blessed and super motivated to reach our goals.
Seek4Care (Tom Ami Services) Kapil Pareek-Founder Seek4Care
We are really thankful to Department of Information Technology and Communication, Government of Rajasthan for approving marketing assistance through iStart Rajasthan. A2 studios is really obliged for the incubation space and mentor support provided by them along with fully equipped work stations to perform our routine business activities.
A2 Studios LLP Anshul Goyal-Partner A2 Studios LLP
Great support from Govt. Of Rajasthan by iStart Nest, Kota. When I joined in April 2018, I never knew that I’ll receive this type of support, including mentorship, office infrastructure, knowledge sessions, idea nurture and execution support. I also got a chance to attend events organized by the Govt. like Job fairs, Digifest, etc.
Byasalaji Healthtech Private Limited Ankur Mittal- Founder Swasthya Shopee
Sustenance allowance was a boom for our Startup, as it helped us to cover the overhead expenses which were very tough. We are very grateful to iStart Rajasthan for giving us a support which none other state has provided. This is really a great initiative by any state government and will definitely benefit startups like us.
EatXD Abhishek Srivastava-Founder EatXD
iStart is just not any another government initiative! The most impressive thing about the program is that the government has created the perfect ecosystem, with all the right elements which are required for early stage startups. Be it the right mentorship, fundraising support, infrastructure, nertworking, etc. We have also received seed funding from the government as well as from angel investors.
ToRoots Naveen Kumar Meena-Director ToRoots
Freshokartz was in a stage where we were struggling to get right kind of mentorship support, so we applied for iStart. Now we are getting all kinds of support including, market access, expert networking, etc. The marketing assistance fund has helped us to achieve growth and development in the business.
Freshokartz Rajendra Lora- Founder Freshokartz
The assistance from the iStart team, both financial and non-financial has contributed immensely to our growth path. The incubation support and mentorship have been the highlight of our association. iStart Nest allows us to focus upon the important issues, giving us more head-space by taking care of our primary needs as a startup.
Startup – munshiG Nishant Sharma-Founder munshiG
iStart platform provided me the required office space and connected me to many inspirational entrepreneurs from Jaipur & other parts of India. The program also provided us with the required amount of resources to achieve our dreams & goals. My sincere thanks to the iStart & DOIT&C team!
Econour Kapil Mengharani – CEO Econour
For Kalaage, iStart proved to be a pure blessing! Not only did we get the required infra support but also intellectual support from the mentors. iStart platform is not only for those who have just started their journey, but even the established companies can avail the benefits of the program.
Kalaage Raghav Sharma – CEO Kalaage
My experience with iStart has been really great! For early stage startups, it’s a dream place to work. They have experienced mentors, fast speed internet, 24x7 open-work space and much more. What else a startup can wish for!