Events & Updates


23 October 2020

GeM Portal Virtual Training

GeM is great opportunity for Businesses to showcase their products/services to Government Buyers. SPC & @GeM_India organized GeM Portal Virtual Training for Goa Startups, SMEs on 23 October 2020 at 11:30 am.Startup Promotion Cell thank @GeM_India for giving training on GeM Portal to Goa Startups, SMEs. GeM is super platform for showcasing SME, Startup products and service to Government Buyers.


13 October 2020

Agami Prize 2020

Goan Startup legal capsule has been shortlisted for the 2nd Edition of Agami Prize 2020. The Prize celebrates ideas that are transforming the field of Law & Justice. SPC is proud of Legal Capsule, Woman Founded GovtofGoa certified Startup & beneficiary under #GoaStartupPolicy


6 October 2020

National Startup Awards 2020

SPC is glad to inform that Bodhami startup is Winner of 'Rural Impact' category at National Startup Awards 2020. Bodhami is GovtofGoa Certified Startup & beneficiary of #GoaStartupPolicy Seed Capital Grant. We congratulate Bodhami founders/team on recognition from @DIPPGOI@startupindia


04 September 2020

SPC - #FAQFriday

Startup Promotion Cell Goa,as part of its #FAQFriday organised session with Indian Angel Network for Goan startups on Friday, 4th September from 4:00 p.m to 5:15 p.m .Speakar for the session was Padmaja Ruparel,Co-founder Indian Angel Network.


08 JULY 2020

SPC - WoW session

Startup Promotion Cell Goa,as part of its 1st Wisdom on Wedenesday session organised webinar/trainning for Goan startups about Goverment E-Marketplace (GeM) portal on Wedenesday, 8th July from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m By being on GeM,Startups can showcase their products & services to Government buyers.


30 JUNE 2020

SPC -Better Together Tuesday

Startup Promotion Cell Goa,scheduled an Audio Call with Goa Certified Startups.This call was chaired by Ms Ankita Anand IAS, CEO Startup Promotion Cell on 30th June 2020 from 11:00 a.m to 12 noon.Around 63 Startups logged on the call.


25 JUNE 2020

SPC - Thought Leadership Thursday

Startup Promotion Cell Goa In association with Startup India brings an exclusive webinar for Goan startups on Startup Canvas: 9 steps to startup success on 25th June 2020 from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.


28 MAY 2020

SPC - Thought Leadership Thursday

Startup Promotion Cell Goa Join Sathyajit Bhat on #ScaleUpThursdays to go through Guidelines to be followed when improving security of your workloads on 28th May 2020 4:00 p.m.


15 May 2020

FAQ Friday - Webinar Series

Startup Promotion Cell Goa, in association with Startup India is organising another exclusive webinar for Goan startups on Friday, 15th May from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m on Power of Community for Startups.COVID-19 has hit the world unexpectedly due to which a lot of us are facing problems wrt to our businesses, such as managing expenses, payment collections, employee salaries or just survival. The objective is not just a knowledge session or to do a talk; but to share experiences.The session will be moderated by networ-king and co-founder of 91springboard, Mr. Pranay Gupta.Session will have limited seats. The moderator will shortlist people based on topics submitted by them during Registration.Registrations open only till Thursday, 14th May,4:00 p.m.Click to Register


24 April 2020

FAQ Friday - Webinar Series

As part of its FAQ Friday series, Startup Promotion Cell Goa, in association with Startup India is organising an exclusive webinar for Goa based startups on "Impact of new tax regime on startups" on 24th April 2020, from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.The speaker for the webinar is one of India's leading tax experts, featured regularly in both print and TV media - CA Karan Batra, founder and CEO of to Register


16 March 2020

SPC outreach to Co-Working & Incubators in Goa

Continued & Regular Outreach by SPC, Goa. Today visit at #ClayAnjuna: collaborative workspace for creative professionals, digital nomads, artists, designers, consultants. Team SPC oriented CoWorking Manager about Goa State Startup Policy & various Schemes that Startups’ can apply.


13 March 2020

Goan Incubators meeting Secretary IT, Goa

Secretary IT, Mr Sanjay Kumar, Team SPC & Head of Incubators in Goa met today. Incubators shared their experience of running their Incubator & gave overview of Goa startup ecosystem. Incubators provided inputs on State Startup Policy/Schemes and their Incubatee experiences. Secretary Sir encouraged Incubators to work cohesively & provide suggestions on developing Goa Startup Ecosystem. It was reiterated at discussion, Resolve of Goa Government to promote & support Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Startup in Goa. #ITinGOA #StartupinGOA #InnovateinGoa


10 March 2020

Fashion Hackathon Last Day to Apply

SPC invited individuals in fashion, technology, media industry for applying at Fashion Hackathon. This competition was in partnership with @FiiREGoa. Its our tribute to Son of Goa Wendell Rodricks. Last Day 11/03/2020. Apply now at


7 March 2020

Founder Boot Camp

Secretary IT, Mr Sanjay Kumar(IAS) addressed 40+ Startup Founders from across India at #FounderBootcamp Startups were encouraged to make Goa their base & ensured of all support from Goa Government #StartupInGoa


6 March 2020

Emerge X Goa Winners

"Highway to a 100 Unicorns" was a full house today at Panaji, Goa. Thank you Microsoft for choosing Goa as place for the “Founder Boot Camp”. Emerge X winners from Goa 1. Attort Legal Consultancy Pvt Ltd 2. Genora Infotech 3. Minks Pay 4. Sprintly.


28 February 2020​

SPC Outreach to Educational Institutions

Team SPC at Government Polytechnic for exhibition on account of #NationalScienceDay2020 Student showcased their products on #AI #IOT #CleanEnergy #Robotics #InnovateToCreate #InnovateInGoa To support these innovators, SPC will assist in Incubation setup.


27 February 2020​

Microsoft in Goa

Msft4startups, EmergeX is coming to Goa State. Register at to attend "Highway to a 100 Unicorns" on 6 March at Taj Vivanta, Panjim. Apply for Emerge X competition to be identified as Top technology startup in the State.


24 February 2020​

Tribute to Wendell Rodricks

Goa is giving befitting tribute to Late Padma Shri Wendell Rodricks, who took Goa to world. SPC with FiiRE brings a fashion hackathon which is inviting best minds from fashion, technology & digital industry to collaborate & revive fashion brand. Apply @


22 February 2020​

Startup Promotion Cell launches the ‘Innovation Insight’

Startup Promotion Cell (SPC), Goa CEO Ms Ankita Anand launches the ‘Innovation Insight’ magazine by the Centre for Innovation Goa Institute of Mnaagement,Sanquelim,Goa. SPC, CEO informed about Government of Goa IT and Startup Policy & different Schemes therein.


20 February 2020​

Startup Promotion Cell launches #FAQFriday

Startup Promotion Cell launches #FAQFriday. At this program, Team SPC & Domain experts will speak on the Frequently Asked Questions by Startup. Come with your question or listen to reply of your colleague's question. What is Business Model Canvas? this Friday. #StartupinGoa​


18 February 2020​

SPC at Goa Waste Management Hackathon 2020​

Team Startup Promotion Cell (SPC) was at Goa Waste Management Hackathon 2020 at Don Bosco College of Engineering. For 2 days, 16 bright ideas by young innovators on waste to wealth was showcased and pitched to mentor panel along with knowledge workshops by subject matter experts.​


17 February 2020​

Team SPC at CIBA​

Startup Promotion Cell (SPC) visited Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration (CIBA) as part of SPC Incubator reach out program. CIBA is a leading technology business incubator.​


15 February 2020​

CEO,SPC at NordicIntent​​

Ms Ankita Anand IAS, CEO Startup Promotion Cell visited NordicIntent Incubator. Discussions with Incubator Management on areas of collaboration which was followed by interaction with few Startups therein. ​


11 February 2020

SPC Helpdesk at FIIRE Incubator

Startup Promotion Cell will set up a help desk for Startups Incubated at FIIRE, Don Bosco School of Engineering. Every week Team SPC is setting up help desk at different co-working spaces and Incubators in Goa.


08 February 2020

SPC at Goa State Innovation Council

Startup Promotion Cell at Goa State Innovation Council at their Secretariat in Don Bosco College of Engineering. #TeamSPC met Young Student Innovators from Goa & looks to hand hold them in future to build their Idea to a #Startup to #Scaleup. #StartupInGoa #ITinGoa


08 February 2020

FIIRE Incuabtor visit

Team SPC visited this weekend #FIIRE incubator at Don Bosco College Of Engineering. We interacted with #FIIRE management team & few Startups.


06 February 2020

Team SPC at CII Goa Conclave

Team SPC was at CII, Goa Conclave on Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Our representatives gave information on Goa State Startup Policy, Schemes & to provide any assistance needed on registration & application. We discussed on ways we can build a vibrant startup ecosystem in the State of Goa.


06 February 2020

Team SPC will be at 91 Spring Board, Panjim

As part of Government of Goa initiative to build a cohesive startup ecosystem to assist Incubators & Co-Working spaces, Startup Promotion Cell (SPC) will be setting up a help desk at 91 Spring Board on 6th February from 4-6 pm. SPC will have one on one sessions with Startups and explain the Startup Policy & benefits, schemes therein. SPC will explain the process of Application to these schemes and also assist Startup on any other query they have. SPC will seek inputs and feedback from Startup & all ecosystem stakeholders on how together we can build a vibrant Startup ecosystem in Goa.


03 February 2020

Team SPC support to Women Entrepreneurs

DoIT, Goa and SPC participated in panel at #MeWo CoWorking. The panel discussion was “Supporting Women Entrepreneurs & Assisting Women to Startup”. SPC updated attendees on Goa Startup Policy & schemes by Goa Government for #Startups. SPC updated the audience that Goa is miles ahead than other states when it comes to Women Entrepreneurs. More than 20% of Startups verified by Goa Government, are led by Women Entreneprenurs. The average in India of Women led Startups is around 12%. Tessy Thomas, official from DoIT, Goa reaffirmed the commitment of SPC to suppport Women Entrepreneurs.


21-22 January 2020

Co-Working & Incubator Visits

Presently the SPC team along with DoIT, Goa officials visited the below Incubators and Co-Working spaces.

  1. Café Rasa
  3. MeWo
  4. Nordic Intent
  5. 91 Spring Board


January 2020

Co-Working & Incubator Visits

DoIT, Goa & SPC conducted a reach out campaign to Startup Enablers. The team visited Panjim & Around areas based Co-Working spaces and Incubators. The reach out was to take their inputs, update them about Goa Startup Policy, Scheme and encourage cohesive working amongst the Startup Ecosystem Stakeholder to build a Vibrant Goa Startup Ecosystem. The team in days ahead will reach out to entire Goa based Incubators and Academic/Educational Institutions.


15 January 2020

Apply for National Startup Awards 2020

DoIT encourages all Goan startups to participate in National Startup Awards. The awards seek to recognize and reward outstanding startups and entrepreneurs that are building innovative products. The deadline has been extended till 15th January, 2020. We encourage all Goan Startups to participate along with Incubators, Accelerators Institutions in Goa.


9 January 2020

Startup Promotion Cell meet with Goa Startups

Startup Interaction Meet was organised on 9 January 2020 by Department of Information & Technology, Goa to meet and discuss over the initiative of Government of Goa for Startups.


December 2019

Sankhali Mahotsav

The Sankhali Mahotsav 2019 was a three-day event organised by Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali for providing a platform for youth in Sankhali to showcase their talents in various fields. Department of Information Technology set up a stall to showcase initiatives taken by the State to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and create awareness of Goa Start-up Policy 2017 and Goa IT Policy 2018.


6-7 December 2019

Global Venture Capital Summit

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion along with Government of Goa, is organizing the Startup India Global Venture Capital Summit, a specially curated day - long event for Fund Managers and Limited Partners of Top Global Venture Capital Firms, on December 6-7, 2019 at Cidade de Goa Resort, Goa.


October 2019

DoIT Goa along with Goa Startup participated in Vibrant Goa

Vibrant Goa Global Expo And Summit 2019 (VG GES 2019) an ideal convergence for Goan industries and business community to showcase their strengths, highlight business opportunities and facilitate knowledge dissemination across 12 countries worldwide and 20 states of India. VG GES 2019 an opportunity to its participants to understand the potential of Goa across various sectors.


28 June 2019

CII Corporate Start-up Connect

Start Up Promotion Cell in association with CII Goa organized a “Corporate Start-Up Connect” Series on June 28, 2019 where start-ups were given opportunities to showcase their products and services to potential investors / corporates and leverage the platform to grow their business.


24 May 2019

Foundation Fridays – Marketing Mentorship

Start-up Promotion Cell in collaboration with Ms. Aditi Tiwari (alumni of MICA, ex- marketing & brand manager with Future Group and Hershey's India) organized a session on “Marketing Mentorship” as part of the Foundation Fridays series. The event was held at EDC Ignite on May 24, 2019. The agenda of the event was to help start-ups in understanding marketing strategies.


February 2019

IndiaSoft 2019

Government of Goa sponsored a Goa Pavilion at IndiaSoft, an international Information Technology exhibition and conference event primarily aimed to assist small & medium IT companies in their efforts to enhance their IT exports globally. The Goa Pavilion consisted of 10 start-ups and IT companies that showcased their products to national & international attendees.


28 February 2019

IKP Open Dialogues

The Start-up Promotion Cell, Goa, in collaboration with IKP Knowledge Park organized “Open Dialogues – Goa” held at Info Tech Corporation of Goa Limited (ITG) on February 28, 2019. The agenda of the event was to foster synergies among stakeholders, understand the needs of life sciences start-ups in Goa and decide on a road map for future networking activities.


7-8 December 2018

Global VC Summit

An initiative of the Departmental of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and the Government of Goa, the first edition of Startup India Global Venture Capital Summit was held on December 7-8, 2018 in Goa. It brought together more than 250 participants from over 9 9 countries and showcased venture capital opportunities in India as well as facilitated a rich exchange of ideas on various aspects of investor world.


1 December 2018

Solution Saturdays – Legal Compliance

Start-up Promotion Cell in association with Attort Legal Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. ( organized a session on “Legal Compliances for start-ups” as part of the Solution Saturdays series on December 1, 2018 at IT Hub. The session educated start-ups on legal compliances, legal agreements and intellectual property rights.


30 November 2018

Startup Open House Event

“Startup Open House”, a platform for startups to showcase their products and services was hosted by 91Springboard on November 30, 2018. The event was attended by 80+ entrepreneurs, start-up founders and ecosystem enablers. Start-up Promotion Cell addressed the attendees about the initiatives taken by Government of Goa to facilitate the start-up ecosystem in Goa and apprised about the Goa Start-up Policy 2017.


16 November 2018

What’s on an Investors Mind

An interactive Q&A session for startups titled “What’s on an Investors Mind” was held at EDC Ignite on November 16, 2018. The session was conducted by Mr. Vish Sathappan, Director, Brand Capital, Times of India group. Start-ups were enlightened on how to create a pitch to gain investors’ attention and funding.


05 August 2018


IBC is an International event where you will have opportunity to network with other business leaders and blockchain technologists, exhibit your organizations prowess in blockchain applications.

27 April 2018

Goa Startup and Innovation Day

Startup Policy and Scheme Launch,Goa Startup Portal Launch,Goa Angel and Mentor Network Launch,Ecosystem Report Launch.