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FICCI Start-up Membership


FICCI plays a leading role in policy debates that are at the forefront of social, economic and political change. FICCI's vision is to be the thought leader for industry, its voice for policy change and its guardian for effective implementation. The Federation s stand on policy issues is actively sought by the government. FICCI is the first port of call for Indian industry and the international business community when policy change is sought.

Membership Base

The Federation, along with its allied bodies such as FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), Confederation of Indian Food Trade and Industry (CIFTI), FICCI BISNET, FICCI-CMSME, FICCI B2B Portal, etc., has a total membership base of over 7000 direct Members and represents over 2,50,000 companies indirectly through over 280 regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry Associations (Member Bodies) which are affiliated to FICCI. It is our endeavour to stay true to the mission of being ‘Industry's Voice for Policy Change' and enhance efficiency and global competitiveness of Indian industry.

Membership Benefits

FICCI offers a world of opportunities to its members such as Platform to interact with other Members, Institutions, State & Central Governments, participation in topical seminars, training programmes, conferences and meetings,  fora to meet global business and political leaders, domain experts, members of civil society and thought leaders, participation in exhibitions and trade fairs in India and abroad, etc.

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Membership Categories

To cater to the large number of Start-Ups interested in FICCI Membership, we have created a new category for inducting Start-ups as members. As per Ministry of Commerce (DIPP) definition, a “Start-up” company is defined as under:

•  Up to five years from the date of its incorporation/registration;

•  If its turnover for any of the financial year has not exceeded Rs.25 crores; and

•  The company is working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property;

Once inducted as a member in FICCI, the company will be treated as a Start-up Member for three years only. On completing three years the member will have to either opt for Associate Members or FICCI-CMSME membership as per their eligibility.  

Membership Fee:  

The annual subscription will be paid at a flat rate of Rs.10,000/-.

A one-time admission fee of Rs. 2,500/- shall be payable by all new entrants at the time of seeking admission.

At the time of admission, a member will pay a total fee of Rs.12,500 plus 18% GST.


The following documents are required along with the filled membership form:

1.       Duly filled in application form , click here to download

2.       Cheque / DD / NEFT

3.       Company Profile

4.       CEO Profile

5.       Mandatory Declaration on Co's letterhead signed & stamped, (Format, click here to downlod)

Services through others allied bodies of FICCI

FICCI houses a number of specialized service centres and allied organisations and divisions such as ATA Carnet (Reimport certification), Resource Conservation Management (RCM), Millennium Alliance, Disaster Management, Corporate Governance, Consumer Care, Confederation of Indian Food Trade and Industry (CIFTI), CSR, FICCI Ladies Organisation, Indian Council of Arbitration, ICC India, FICCI Quality Forum, Exhibitions, Inclusive Governance Council, etc.

Through these bodies, FICCI Members can avail assessment & audits FICCI conducts, for eg. Occupational Health & Safety through Energy Audits, Water Audits, Environment Audits, Equipment Diagnostic Studies and Safety Audits, Human Health Risk Assessment, etc. at a discounted rate.


For any clarifications or query, please feel free to contact
Ms Swapna Das at Swapna.das@ficci.com or call us at 011-23487571