Maharashtra State Innovation Society
A nodal government agency to boost innovation driven performance and betterment of startup ecosystem in the state of Maharashtra. Established under Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of Maharashtra, the society aims to foster innovative approaches and create conducive environment for innovative businesses to operate in Maharashtra.
Key initiatives driven by MSInS are:
Maharashtra Startup Week (MSW)
A flagship event to give startups an opportunity to pitch their product/services to government and win 24 government work orders worth up to 15 lacs each. Maharashtra Startup Week will happen in last week of April every year.
Network of Incubators
Funding and setting up state-wide network of 16 startup incubators
Providing mentorship and financial support to women entrepreneurs working under Self Help Groups to transform their innovative ideas to scalable and sustainable businesses
District Business Plan Competitions
Conducted at district/division level, it is a platform to propose innovative business ideas to address problems faced by local communities and districts
Financial Support to Startups
Providing financial assistance to startups by reimbursing a major fraction of their costs spent on filing patents and lab testing for product launches.
Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS) aims to promote Maharashtra as the numero uno startup destination.