Our Global Initiatives

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Foundation India
Hubballi, Karnataka, India


for All
Lowell, MA, USA

MIT Deshpande

Cambridge, MA, USA

Gopalakrishnan Deshpande
IIT Madras, India

Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s
Innovation Center
Queens University, Canada

Pond Deshpande
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

Impact in Action

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Deshpande Foundation India’s Micro-entrepreneurship

program has trained over 14,000 micro-entrepreneurs about better business practices to help them scale their enterprises

Deshpande Skilling's

experiential training programs have impacted over 10,000 youth and placed over 85% in organized sector jobs

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

Cross campus engagement in QICSI program

DDQIC’s summer QICSI program has drawn over 290 Engineering, Commerce, Arts and Science, Health Science and graduate students since 2012

I-NCUBATE program launches 25 teams

Over 300 entrepreneurs have been trained in 8 cohorts since the I-NCUBATE program was launched in India

EforAll accelerator graduates diverse and inclusive cohorts

Over 75% are women-owned businesses, 56% are people of color and 83% are still active
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.

News & Updates

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Development Dialogue 2020, Aligning Intention, Innovation & Impact

The Deshpande Foundation’s 13th Development Dialogue will be held on 1st February 2020 at Hubballi, Karnataka. Reflecting the theme of …

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EforAll Appears on NECN!

On Monday, November 13th, EforAll founder...
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Johnson & Johnson acquires Taris Biomedical, a spinout from a project funded by the Deshpande Center at MIT

For people living with bladder diseases,...
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Magnificent Mega Utsav by Navodyami Program

During one of the biggest festivals...
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