Tamil Nadu Startup And Innovation Mission

Startup Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Startup Milestones


Recognized Startups
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Most dynamic startup landscape in the country fostering innovation



Network of robust resources for scalability & attaining fullest potential



Unique mentor programs creating tangible impact on startups


Tamil Angels

Investors driven by passion to cultivate promising startups

Our Ecosystem

We aren’t alone in envisioning Tamil Nadu to be the next-gen startup hub.

Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation Policy 2023

Startups play a significant role in solving our crucial problems with original and unique models. Further, they are a proven source of fuel for innovation, job creation and ultimately to the economy.

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Our regional hubs host events, student programs, pitch events and hackathons


Chennai Metro Hub

Districts: Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Tiruvannamalai, Ranipet, Vellore, Tirupattur, Cuddalore, Villupuram & Kallakurichi.

  • 47 Events
  • 7000+ Trainees Reached

Madurai Regional Hub

Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli, Karur, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Mayiladuthurai, Sivagangai & Virudhunagar.

  • 50 Events
  • 7325+ Trainees Reached

Erode Regional Hub

Districts: Erode, Coimbatore, The Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Namakkal, Salem, Dharmapuri & Krishnagiri.

  • 58 Events
  • 7070+ Trainees Reached

Tirunelveli Regional Hub

Districts: Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Kanyakumari, Nagercoil, Ramanathapuram.

  • 70 Events
  • 8960+ Trainees Reached

Tamil Nadu Startup Sectors


Tamil Nadu is the second largest economy and its startup ranking is third in the country. Both time tested sectors and emerging sectors are driving the state’s startup economy.

In its pusuit to further improve the startup ecosystem and creating inclusive mass entrepreneurship in the state, TANSIM is proposing to work with sector-wise initiatives and policies.

The proposed scheme of things will include a friendly supportive governance ensuring a equal opportunity startup environment in the state.

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Get your recognized as Startup by DPIIT and get entitled for benefits such as grants, seed funding, market access, tax benefits, simplified compliance, ease of IPR and many more

Check Your Eligibility Criteria for DPIIT Startup Recognition

Age of Entity

Period of existence and operations should not be exceeding 10 years from the Date of Incorporation

Entity Type

Private Limited Company, a Registered Partnership Firm or a Limited Liability Partnership

Annual Turnover

Should have an annual turnover not exceeding Rs. 100 crore for any of the financial years since its Incorporation

Original Entity

Entity should not have been formed by splitting up or reconstructing an already existing business

Innovative & Scalable

Should work towards development or improvement of a product, process or service and/or have scalable business model with high potential for creation of wealth & employment