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Our Global Initiatives

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Foundation India
Hubballi, Karnataka, India


for All
Lowell, MA, USA

MIT Deshpande

Cambridge, MA, USA

Gopalakrishnan Deshpande Center

IIT Madras, India

Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Center

Queens University, Canada

Pond Deshpande Center

University of New Brunswick, Canada

Our Impact

Farmers Benefitted in India
Indian Youth Impacted
MIT Spinout Companies
Businesses Launched by EforAll
Entrepreneurs Trained by GDC I-NCUBATE
Ventures Launched by DDQIC
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Impact in Action

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Deshpande Foundation India’s Micro-entrepreneurship

program Covid-19 efforts delivers 15,000 face masks to Zilla Parishad offices

EforAll quickly addresses alumni and startup needs

during Covid-19 crisis with online resources, webinars and online shopping directory of startups

DDQIC partners with Kingston mayor

to encourage teams to tackle Covid-19 with the Spread Innovation Challenge

Deshpande Skilling's

experiential training programs have impacted over 14,000 youth and placed over 95% in organized sector jobs

I-NCUBATE program launches 75 teams

Over 400 entrepreneurs have been trained in 8 cohorts since the I-NCUBATE program was launched in India

Pond Deshpande Center’s NouLAB’s

unique approach has brought together over 50 diverse organizations in 16 social innovation labs to address complex societal issues
The difference between a vibrant community and an impoverished community is how many people are excited about solving problems. By encouraging problem solvers, you create an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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News & Updates

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VentureWell Enters Agreement to Manage the Deshpande Symposium

Lowell Ma, Jan 27, 2022 – The Deshpande Symposium, founded in 2012 by the Deshpande Foundation and the University of …

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EarlySpark Katha Kalarava (Stories) – Broadcasting education to the last mile

Digital divide is prevalent globally.  In...
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Deshpande Foundation Harnesses Resources to Support Covid-19 Crisis Efforts

The Deshpande Foundation and its partner...
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EforAll addresses needs of alumni and startups during Covid-19 crisis

While moving its programming and accelerators...
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