Building an Ecosystem that Nurtures Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Enables catalysts with innovative ideas who have the potential to make lasting and sustainable impact. For more information,
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LEADers Accelerating Development
Unleashes the leadership potential among students. The LEAD program provides an opportunity to the students to solve real community issues and hence develop a problem solving mind set. For more information, please click here.
Deshpande Education Trust
DET Programs: Inspires youths to be the next generation of leaders, managers and social entrepreneurs through diverse educational programs by instilling the necessary skills, critical thinking and aptitude essential for social entrepreneurs. click here.
Applying a 'bottom up' approach to building scalable solutions, the Deshpande Foundation at Hubli Sandbox works to create an effective ecosystem where resources are put to use through entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. Located in northwest Karnataka in India, the Hubli Sandbox engages with not-for-profits, academics, organizations and entrepreneurs who are involved with the launch of effective and scalable models of development. We seek to empower communities with leadership and skill development programs that prepare urban and rural youth to lead or manage social enterprises. Through such programs, we strive to launch effective, relevant and scalable solutions through the investment of social enterprises. To date, we have reached more than one million families in Northern Karnataka.