We are happy to share that Deshpande Foundation will host its Sixth annual Development Dialogue (DD-2013) from January 30th to February 1st 2013 in Hubli, India.
The year 2013 also marks the completion of five years of the creation of “Sandbox Ecosystem”. Our accomplishments are reflected through the meaningful partnerships, numerous scalable and proven ideas and setting processes for catalysing the growth of social entrepreneurship.
“Social Innovation Sandbox” was created in Hubli with a vision to provide a conducive space for entrepreneurs with transformative ideas to succeed and thrive. DD-2013 is an opportunity for us to focus on catalysts and ideas that have been able to attain the ‘tipping point’, a magical point when an idea crosses a threshold to make a big impact. The event will highlight such ideas in sandbox that have moved from innovation to scale and have reached a critical mass.
Like the past years, DD-2013 will have participants from different continents and backgrounds including: government officials, catalysts, philanthropists, innovators, academics, young professionals, social entrepreneurs, peer investors, visionaries and leaders. This three-day event is a culmination of thought provoking panels on relevant development themes. DD-2013 serves as a platform for like-minded entrepreneurs, philanthropists and professionals to meet each other and forge impactful partnerships that go beyond the Development Dialogue.