Whenever you launch Excel 2013, it will display the Start screen. This screen contains different Excel workbook templates and you can choose one depending upon your requirement.
Most of the time if you are planning to use only blank workbook then you can turn of the above start screen using the Excel Options.
Step 1: Click File menu and select Options from the list.
Step 2: In the Excel options window, click the General tab and navigate to Start up options
Step 3: Now un mark the checkbox with caption as “Show the Start screen when this application starts”. Then click OK button to confirm and save the changes.
In future if you want to go for a different template, then click File –> New menu. This should display all the Excel templates that were shown on the Start screen.