Deshpande’s Sandbox to inspire social innovation hubs
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, a famous Silicon Valley entrepreneur from Karnataka whose Sycamore Networks was the darling of the US stock markets, aims to replicate the success of his technology enterprise to the social innovation landscape in India.
Deshpande, who has developed a framework to promote social entrepreneurs, is set to expand his presence with the help of other noted business leaders. Five hubs based on that model will be built with the support of Raju Reddy (another well-known technology entrepreneur of Indian origin in the Silicon Valley), Rajender Singh of DLF Foundation, Sangita Reddy of Apollo Hospitals, Srinivasa Raju of Peepul Capital and Dilip Modi of Spice Telecom/Ek Soch Foundation.