Our Vision

To help local & small entrepreneurs thrive by providing training, handholding and mentorship
enabling micro-entrepreneurs to scale better and faster.

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen local ecosystems, build leaders and entrepreneurs by catalyzing innovative thinking to accelerate the creation of sustainable, scalable enterprises that have significant social & economic impact. The challenges of tomorrow will only be met with new innovative solutions that are grown into viable enterprises by entrepreneurs.

About the Program

One of the few programs focused on micro-entrepreneurs in India, Micro-entrepreneurship trains entrepreneurs to excel in best business practices and then assists them in scaling up their sustainable enterprises.

Micro-entrepreneurship Program was launched by Deshpande Foundation in 2011. Micro-entrepreneurship focuses on micro-entrepreneurship at the bottom of the pyramid and provides the necessary mentorship, resources and assistance to help entrepreneurs increase their annual turnover. Micro-entrepreneurship is a comprehensive program that provides a complete platform and support network for entrepreneurs. The goal of the program is to nurture entrepreneurs from rural and peri-urban areas by providing mentorship, credit, marketing and business guidance.

We are working in 2 sandboxes spanning across 8 districts in 2 states :

We Exist In


  • Hubballi
  • Belgaum
  • Gadag
  • Haveri
  • Uttara Kannada


  • Nizamabad
  • Karimnagar