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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.

"Our vision is to enable Entrepreneurship for all members of the society"

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

Dr. Aravind Chinchure, Deshpande startups

Dr. Aravind Chinchure
Director, Deshpande Startups

Ramanathan Narayan, Deshpande startups

Ramanathan Narayan
Director, Deshpande Startups

Rajeev Prakash, Deshpande startups

Rajeev Prakash
Director,
Deshpande Startups

C. M. Patil, Chief Executive Officer, Deshpande startups

C. M. Patil
Chief Executive Officer,
Deshpande Startups



TEAM MEMBERS

Golden Frankly, VP, Strategy, Deshpande Startups

Golden Frankly
Senior Manager - Incubation

Amrut Patil, Manager, Deshpande Startups

Amrut Patil
Manager

Sharanu Mugali, IT – Manager, Deshpande Startups

Sharanu Mugali
IT – Manager

Manjunath Gogi, Incubation - Lead, Deshpande Startups

Manjunath Gogi
Incubation - Lead

Siddu Parannavar, Admin & Operations, Deshpande Startups

Siddu Parannavar
Admin & Operations

Raju Mudhireddy, Lead – Social Media & Graphic Designer, Deshpande Startups

Raju Mudhireddy
Lead – Social Media &
Graphic Designer

Nicola Robert , Lead - Human Resources, Deshpande Startups

Nicola Robert
Lead - Human Resources

Nikhil Bellad, Accounts Officer, Deshpande Startups

Nikhil Bellad
Accounts Officer

Neelappa H, ESDM Cluster - Engineer, Deshpande Startups

Neelappa H
ESDM Cluster - Engineer

Veeranagouda S, ESDM Cluster - Business Development, Deshpande startups

Veeranagouda S
ESDM Cluster - Business Development

Anushree Harsoor, Incubation Executive, Deshpande Startups

Anushree Harsoor
Incubation Executive

Azhar Yakkundi, Incubation Executive, Deshpande Startups

Azhar Yakkundi
Incubation Executive

Vijaylaxmi Patil, Senior Incubation Associate, Deshpande Startups

Vijaylaxmi Patil
Senior Incubation Associate

Soundhar B, Incubation Associate, Deshpande Startups

Soundhar B
Incubation Associate

Umme Habiba A, Web Developer, Deshpande Startups

Umme Habiba A
Web Developer

Harish Gadagin, Program Associate, Deshpande Startups

Harish Gadagin
Program Associate



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  Deshpande Startups,
Next to Airport, Opp to Gokul Village, Gokul Road, Hubballi, Karnataka.

 www.deshpandestartups.org