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 strenghten local ecosystems, build leaders and entrepreneurs, catalyzing innovative thinking to accelerate creation of sustaiable, 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 Navodyami

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

Navodyami Program was launched by Deshpande Foundation in 2011. Navodyami 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. Navodyami 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 at the bottom of the pyramid. Navodyami assists with providing mentorship, credit, marketing and business advice in order to scale up.

We are working in 4 sandboxes spanning across 12 districts in 3 states :

We Exist In


  • Hubballi
  • Belgaum
  • Gadag
  • Haveri
  • Uttara Kannada


  • Nalgonda
  • Nizamabad
  • Karimnagar

Uttar Pradesh

  • Varanasi