About us, Deshpande Startups Deshpande Foundation

WHO WE ARE


India’s largest platform to penetrate into the 70% (TIER-II & TIER-III) untapped India's market.

World-class facilities to build product startups with an access to Makers Lab & ESDM Cluster.

We envision an environment where anyone can realize their entrepreneurial aspiration, with free and full access to our startup ecosystem, regardless of one’s socio-cultural, geographic, education or financial background or venture domain one that will meet the realities of real India.

We see a wide spectrum of startups emerging in India to meet the heterogeneous structure of the Indian economy and society.
Venture-funded technology startups, whilst important, is just one such form and even there, the model still needs to evolve for India. We see the vibrancy of such entrepreneurship at scale drive the future of livelihoods, economic growth, global identity and social infrastructure development for India.

The purpose of Deshpande Startups is to catalyze such an environment. The world has 7 billion people. About the top 2 billion are now served well by what we now know as the startup ecosystem in metros in India and abroad. The economic activity for the bottom 5 billion is picking up and that growing economy is underserved by startups. There are startups coming up in big metros to serve this population in India. However, they suffer being far removed from the customer base. The audacious goal for the incubation centre in Hubballi is to create the Best Ecosystem for startups to serve the bottom 5 billion people in the world and the associated businesses.

India has over 1.3 billion people. About 200 million of them live in cities and over 1.1 billion live in villages and semi-urban areas. Hubballi is a small city surrounded by villages. The incubator in Hubballi offers access to a rural and semi-urban customer base, motivated cost-effective talent and compassionate mentors who can nurture startups. The startups can draw on the expertise and support of 500 professionals of the Deshpande Foundation’s Hubballi sandbox who are actively engaged in programs for skill development, agriculture, livelihoods and healthcare for these rural and semi-urban customers. With the assistance of these seasoned professionals the startups can refine business models designed to serve this important customer segment.

If startups in Hubballi can serve villages and semi-urban areas in India, they can then expand their businesses to global markets to serve the 5 billion people at the base of the economic pyramid across the world.


BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Gururaj Desh Deshpande, Advisory Board Deshpande Startups

Dr. Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande
Advisor,
Deshpande Startups

Aravind Chinchure, Director, Deshpande startups

Dr. Aravind Chinchure
Director,
Deshpande Startups

Ramanathan Narayanan, Director, Deshpande startups

Ramanathan Narayanan
Director,
Deshpande Startups

Rajiv Prakash, Director, Deshpande startups

Rajiv Prakash
Director,
Deshpande Startups


LEADERSHIP TEAM

Aravind Chinchure, CEO, Deshpande Startups

Dr. Aravind Chinchure
CEO,
Deshpande Startups

Golden Frankly, Deputy Director, Incubation, Deshpande Startups

Golden Frankly
Deputy Director & Head, Incubation Program

Amrut Patil, Deputy Director & Head, YUVA Entrepreneurship, Deshpande Startups

Amrut Patil
Deputy Director & Head,
YUVA Entrepreneurship


TEAM MEMBERS

Nagaraj Bolakatti, Manager, MAccelerator Program, Deshpande Startups

Nagaraj Bolakatti
Manager,
Accelerator Program

Rashmi Joshi,Manager, Incubation Program, Deshpande Startups

Rashmi Joshi
Manager,
Incubation Program

Kedar Kulkarni, Asst. Manager, EDGE, Deshpande Startups

Kedar Kulkarni
Manager,
EDGE

Rakshit Kalyani, Lead Strategic Partnerships, Incubation, Deshpande Startups

Rakshit Kalyani
Lead Strategic Partnerships,
YUVA Entrepreneurship Program

Subramanya Badiger, Product Engineer-Electronics - ESDM Cluster, Deshpande Startups

Sujatha Shetty
Manager,
Human Resource

Neelappa H, Manager - Idea to Prototype , Deshpande Startups

Neelappa H
Manager,
ESDM Cluster

Nandish Harti, Product Design Engineer Infinity Studio, Deshpande Startups

Nandish Harti
Product Design Engineer,
Infinity Studio

Manjunatha Kubasad, Deshpande Startups

Manjunatha Kubasad
Consultant,
Deshpande Startups

Azhar Yakkundi, Asst. Manager, Incubation Program, Deshpande Startups

Azhar Yakkundi
Asst. Manager,
Incubation Program

Yashvi Mehta,Asst. Manager, Incubation Program, Deshpande Startups

Yashvi Mehta
Asst. Manager,
Incubation Program

Nikhil Bellad,Asst. Manager, Finance & Accounts, Deshpande Startups

Nikhil Bellad
Asst. Manager,
Finance & Accounts

Reynold Connor, Deputy Manager, Accelerator Program, Deshpande Startups

Reynold Connor
Deputy Manager,
Accelerator Program

Rakesh Totakar, Sr. Executive, YUVA, Deshpande Startups

Rakesh Totakar
Senior Executive,
YUVA Entrepreneurship Program

Vinay Ghodke, Sr. Executive, YUVA, Deshpande Startups

Vinay Ghodke
Senior Executive,
YUVA Entrepreneurship Program

Balaji B K, Sr. Executive, YUVA, Deshpande Startups

Balaji B K
Senior Executive,
YUVA Entrepreneurship Program

Varadh Kulkarni, Senior Executive , YUVA Entrepreneurship Program Deshpande Startups

Varadh Kulkarni
Senior Executive,
YUVA Entrepreneurship Program

Piyush Joshi, Sr. Executive, EDGE, Deshpande Startups

Piyush Pranesh Joshi
Senior Executive,
EDGE

Snehal Dixit, Executive, EDGE, Deshpande Startups

Snehal Dixit
Senior Executive,
EDGE

Syed Noor Basha, Executive, YUVA Entrepreneurship, Deshpande Startups

Syed Noor Basha
Executive,
YUVA Entrepreneurship Program

Omkar Bhatia, Product Engineer, Infinity Studio, Deshpande Startups

Omkar Bhatia
Product Engineer,
Infinity Studio

Pooja Kalburgi, Product Engineer, Infinity Studio

Pooja Kalburgi
Product Engineer,
Infinity Studio

Chetan Madivalar, Product Engineer-Electronics, ESDM Cluster, Deshpande Startups

Chetan Madivalar
Product Engineer-Electronics,
ESDM Cluster

Subramanya Badiger, Product Engineer-Electronics - ESDM Cluster, Deshpande Startups

Subramanya Badiger
Product Engineer-Electronics,
ESDM Cluster

Jagadeesh P N, Product Engineer-Electronics, ESDM Cluster,  Deshpande Startups

Jagadeesh P N
Product Engineer-Electronics,
ESDM Cluster

Shruti Somanavar,Product Engineer-Electronics , ESDM Cluster Deshpande Startups

Shruti Somanavar
Product Engineer-Electronics,
ESDM Cluster

Soumya Chougla ,Intern , EDGE Deshpande Startups

Soumya Chougla
Intern,
EDGE

Shobhadevi V, , Operation, Deshpande Startups

Shobhadevi V
Senior Executive,
Operations

Mohsin Taj, Front Office Executive, Operations, Deshpande Startups

Mohsin Taj
Executive,
Operations

Umesh Hosamani, Executive, Operations, Deshpande Startups

Umesh Hosamani
Executive,
Operations

VijayKumar Madnur, Associate, Operations, Deshpande Startups

Vijaykumar Madnur
Associate,
Operations

Siddanagouda N, Executive, Electrical Deshpande Startups

Siddanagouda N
Executive,
Electrical

Manjunath Kshatri, Executive, Electrical, Deshpande Startups

Manjunath Kshatri
Executive,
Electrical

Shivaraj Yalagi, Executive, IT Deshpande Startups

Shivaraj Yalagi
Executive,
IT

Mahek Misrikoti, HR

Mahek Misrikoti
Executive,
HR


We are located at

  Foundation For Sandboxstartup Initiatives, Next to International Airport, Gokul Road,
Opp. to Gokul Village, Hubballi, Karnataka, INDIA - 580030

Deshpande Startups

 +91-968-665-4749

 deshpandestartups@dfmail.org

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