Startups do more than generate wealth, they create the innovations that the country needs to meet its development goals. When startups grow, so does the country's innovation pool. India aims to have 250 unicorns in the next three years and CII is working with the government in multiple ways to further this agenda. The CII ICONN Alpha is a step in this direction. It is a resource forum for the startup ecosystem, that provides access to a curated pool of resources such as market intelligence and opportunities, industry-startup connect programmes, international market opportunities, capacity-building interventions, and networking platforms.