Deshpande Startups offers startups a strategic gateway to Bharat – rural and
semi-urban India which accounts for 70% of India’s population.
Our incubation is driven by our vision and commitment to co-create solutions
and bring global solutions for local problems.
The Incubation program at Deshpande Startups aligned with the vision to promote Entrepreneurship in Non-metros, the incubation program nurtures and supports startups that address the real problems and aspire to impact 1.1 billion lives in Bharat.
Deshpande Startups works with startups from Bharat and Startups that are building for Bharat. The ecosystem nurtured by the foundation gives startups a ready launch pad to access farmers, students, micro entrepreneurs and networks that can enable quicker growth.
The program has been designed keeping in mind three critical needs of startups Mentor, Market and Money. The program enables startups to progress from stage to stage by receiving timely advice, market penetration support, funding connects and access to infrastructure.
Incubation at Deshpande Startups
- Deep connects in Bharat ecosystem
- Business enablement support
- Access to experienced domain and business mentors
- Strong networks at field, national, international levels
- Coaching to be funding ready
- World class infrastructure
- Receive benefits from our partner institutions
THE INCUBATION MODEL
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We welcome experts and mentor engage with our startups to support their script their growth stories.
Founder and CEO, Krishitantra
The backing from Deshpande Startups has helped Krishitantra emerge as a brand and the firsthand experience of customer by being our pilot customer. It was a very big support for the initial customers acquisition, through it’s wide networking around Farmer Producer Organizations. This helped us to take off the product very quickly to the market from the prototype stage. The program has helped us grow reach out to investors and mentored us through our GTM.
Uday Raga Kiran
Founder, Nautilus Hearing
My Entrepreneurship Journey began at Deshpande Startups, I had great learnings from inspiring individuals, I have been able to refine my idea and made our offering stronger. Through the support our Nautilus has developed product, raise seed round funding and launch our product in the market. What I love most about the Deshpande Startups is that it is like someone from your own team.DS provides all the support required for an aspiring Entrepreneur to build his company from idea to product l. The facilities like 3d Printing , PCB assembly services, Makers Lab etc helped me speed up the process. Add to all the support is the mentorship which has helped me and can help many more startups grow.
The incubation program of DS is a must for all startups who are looking at making a difference with their idea/PoC/Product! The help/guidance/attention/connections provided to us, the Account Manager assigned to us, have given a direction to what we must do!
The truth of entrepreneurship can be found in the aspects of an individual's - passion for his venture, discipline to build the company, ability to innovate solutions through which the venture can flourish - all of this with an invaluable support system in terms of mentorship, startups ecosystem connect, industry connect, funding opportunities and much more, makes for an unique incubation center - The Deshpande Startups in its true essence is more than A Living Laboratory of Entrepreneurs
Co-Founder, Rapture Innovations
I'm absolutely delighted to be a part of the incubation program at DS. Being a tech innovator it is vital for me to learn and get involved in business, customer and market aspects to succeed. Having been guided and supported by a diverse, well versed, highly experienced mentors was the best part of the program. The way they analyze, breakdown, and give suggestions for business problems is always enlightening, inspiring and has greatly improved my thought process and perspective. There's a rich pool of startup enablers and domain specific mentors which is otherwise hard to access. Hardware is hard but thanks to the MakersLabs and ESDM facility things become easier due to access to Rapid prototyping resources like 3D printers, electronics & mechanical tools, equipment and services. There's a great opportunity for peer collaboration and learning from fellow entrepreneurs. All in all DS is very supportive and nurturing ecosystem driven by amazing people who always go an extra mile to support me in my entrepreneurial journey
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