Building an Ecosystem that Nurtures Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Deshpande Foundation India

Building an ecosystem that nurtures innovation and entrepreneurship

The Deshpande Foundation India’s Hubballi Sandbox is an empowering ecosystem encouraging an entrepreneurial culture to problem-solving in the community. It is a living laboratory for catalysts to test ideas, make changes and eventually develop truly scalable solutions that will address the pressing social challenges of the 1.1 billion living in rural and smaller metros of India.

Our Programs

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Agriculture

The Agricultural Initiatives has created a holistic ecosystem bringing together best practices in agriculture with national and international partnerships to create cost-efficient, demand-driven programs that transform the face of agrarian India.

Deshpande Startups

India’s largest platform provides a startup ecosystem to support mission driven entrepreneurs with resources, connections, knowledge & talent to scale their ventures and to penetrate the untapped market of rural India and its Tier II and III cities.

Navodyami

For micro-entrepreneurs with unique products, the program helps them expand their businesses through mentorship, assistance and support.

Deshpande Educational Trust

DET’s pioneering experiential training programs bridges the education-employment skill-gap through demand-driven industry specific skilling programs that transforms unemployed rural youth into skilled intrapreneurs, offering them not just a livelihood but a professional career.

Agriculture

Deshpande Startups

Navodyami

Deshpande Educational Trust

Agriculture

The Agricultural Initiatives has created a holistic ecosystem bringing together best practices in agriculture with national and international partnerships to create cost-efficient, demand-driven programs that transform the face of agrarian India.

Deshpande Startups​

India’s largest platform provides a startup ecosystem to support mission-driven entrepreneurs with resources, connections, knowledge & talent to scale their ventures and to penetrate the untapped market of rural India and its Tier II and III cities.​

Micro-entrepreneurship

For micro-entrepreneurs with unique products, the program helps them expand their businesses through mentorship, assistance, and support.​

Deshpande Skilling

Deshpande Skilling’s pioneering experiential training programs bridge the education-employment skill-gap through demand-driven industry-specific skilling programs that transform unemployed rural youth into skilled intrapreneurs, offering them not just a livelihood but a professional career.

Our Impact

Agriculture
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Deshpande Startups
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Partner with Us

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  • Do you have a solution that could address some of the developing world challenges?
  • Do you have a startup idea to address India’s rural and smaller metro needs?
  • Would your organization like to significantly increase farm livelihoods in India?
  • Can you help support women entrepreneurs in India?
  • Is your organization looking to support social impact at scale?
  • Are you looking to significantly change the world?

Deshpande Center for Social
Entrepreneurship Building

B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering &
Technology Campus, Vidyanagar Hubballi – 580031,
Karnataka, India.
Phone: (+91) 836 237 8500
Our education programs fan the sparks of interest in our youth and help set alight their true potential.

Our Impact

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Skill development programs
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People
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Our People

Leadership

Vivek Pawar

CEO & Trustee
Deshpande Foundation

C.M Patil

CEO,
Deshpande Startups

Rakesh Gupta

Senior Advisor & Chief People Officer

Subbarao Hegde

Chief Technology Officer &
Chief Marketing Officer
Board

Dr. Gururaj Deshpande

CO-FOUNDER,
DESHPANDE FOUNDATION
PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN,
SPARTA GROUP LLC

Dr. Jaishree Deshpande

Founding Trustee

Sanjay Nayak

Trustee

Dr. Kumar Sivarajan

Trustee

Arnab Roy

Trustee

Serge Bhachu

Trustee
ADVISORS

Dr. Sushil Vachani​

FORMER DIRECTOR,
IIM BANGALORE &
FORMER PROFESSOR,
BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Smita Deshpande​

Founder & Executive Director,
EarlySpark
staff

P N Nayak

Executive, Edu-Skill Initiatives

Sandeep Sabarwal

Executive, Micro Entrepreneurship

Vijay Purohit

Executive, Operations and Functions

MD. Innus Khan

Director, Agricultural Initiatives

Iranna Rotte

Director, Micro-entrepreneurship

Sunil Chakrapani

HEAD, CSR & RELATIONSHIPS

Abhinandan Kavale

Leader, LEAD Program

Gurana Gouda N.K

Director, Edu-skill Initiatives

Jagadeesh Hanchinal

Deputy Director, Edu-skill Initiatives

Rajabali K.M

Deputy Director, Edu-skill Initiatives

Ravi Chavan

Deputy Director, Edu-skill Initiatives

Chakravarthy Vasudevan

Head, Finance and Accounts