Vision and Mission
Entrepreneurship for All
MIT Deshpande Center
Deshpande Foundation India
Pond Deshpande Center
Deshpande Innovation Network
Dr. Kumar R. Sivarajan
Development Dialogue – Hubli
Entrepreneurship Conference @UNB
Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande
President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC and Chairman of Tejas Networks.
Founding investor in Airvana, Cimaron, Webdialogs and Relicore
Co-founder and Chairman of Sycamore Networks, Inc.
Founder and Chairman of Cascade Communications Corp.
Member of the MIT Corporation
B.Tech. in EE IIT – Madras | M.E. in EE University of New Brunswick – Canada
Ph.D. in Data Communications from Queens University in Canada
Treasurer of Sparta Group LLC and founder of the Deshpande Foundation
Serves as a trustee for the Museum of Science and is involved with HESTIA Fund
Worked for the Indian Space Research Organization in Bangalore
Masters in Physics in 1975 from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
Second Masters in Computer Science in 1989 from Boston University
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