Our Global Initiatives

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Deshpande

Foundation India
Hubballi, Karnataka, India

Entrepreneurship

for All
Lowell, MA, USA

MIT Deshpande

Center
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

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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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Deshpande Foundation Harnesses Resources to Support Covid-19 Crisis Efforts

The Deshpande Foundation and its partner organizations have joined others in going virtual in response to the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping …

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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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EforAll’s Work Seeding Start-ups Profiled in New York Times

“EforAll fosters local entrepreneurship by supporting...
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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Inaugurates Deshpande Skilling Center During Development Dialogue

On February 2, 2020, the Vice...
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