startup

or start-up

[ stahrt-uhp ]
/ ˈstɑrtˌʌp /

noun

the act or fact of starting something; a setting in motion.
a new business venture, or a new commercial or industrial project: a small, 5-month-old Internet startup.

adjective

of or relating to the beginning of such a venture or project, especially to an investment made to initiate it: high start-up costs for construction of a new facility.

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Origin of startup

First recorded in 1550–60; noun use of verb phrase start up
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