The Sandbox ecosystem was created with an aim to provide a nurturing environment that can foster social innovation and entrepreneurship.
Sandbox Startups Incubation is a unique initiative of Deshpande Foundation that serves as a concentrated hub of activities for budding entrepreneurs. The Sandbox Startups Incubation supports these entrepreneurs through different programs, events and initiatives. The Sandbox is an ecosystem where entrepreneurs transform their innovative
ideas in to successful enterprises. This ecosystem developed by Deshpande Foundation over years comprises experienced mentors, network of resourceful people,
successful entrepreneurs, innovative products, government and policymakers, investors and financial institutions. Through these catalysts Sandbox startups has
created necessary environment for startups to achieve the scale that may not be possible otherwise. The ecosystem is a ready living laboratory for those
who want to shape their innovative ideas and solutions.
Sandbox Startups Incubation Programs: Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) is one of the successful programs run by Sandbox Startups. The incubation program strongly supports social enterprises but the overall portfolio of enterprises supported is across sectors. The customized program is designed to suit needs of every entrepreneur. The EIR program started in 2008 to help first-time entrepreneurs make their dreams come true. The program aims to mentor aspiring entrepreneurs with a vision to build scalable and replicable business models creating employment and wealth for the society at large. It provides a ready platform for entrepreneurs to test and pilot their ideas in tier II, tier III cities of India regions with ample challenges and opportunities.
Sandbox Access- an ecosystem where entrepreneurs receive feedback and mentorship at various stages of business development from experts,
Financial Seeding- funding during the initial period of enterprise formation.
Market Connection- Exposure and visibility through events like Development Dialogue, TiEcon and Framework for Scalable Development Impact.
The sandbox startups Incubation is continuously evolving and spreading its reach across regions by partnering with different conglomerates with similar motives to foster entrepreneurship. Its success lies in impact made by startups on the lives of millions.
We are located at:
Sandbox Startups (Foundation for SandboxStartup Initiatives)
Next to Hubballi Airport, Opp Gokul Village, Gokul Road,
Hubballi, Dharwad, Karnataka - 580030