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About Navodyami

Helping Local & Small Enterprise Thrive

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 DF Sandboxes spanning 12 districts across 3 states : Ek Soch Sandbox Uttar Pradesh, Hubballi Sandbox Karnataka and Kakatiya Sandbox Telangana.

Our Team Members

Meet the Team behind

Vivek Pawar CEO Deshpande Foundation Navodyami

Vivek Pawar

CEO, Deshpande Foundation

Iranna Rotte Program Manager, Navodyami Deshpande Foundation

Iranna Rotte

Program Manager, Navodyami