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Deshpande Foundation’s Sandbox Startups Incubator has announced the opening of applications for its Incubation Program to be commenced on Mar 1, 2015 . The program has been designed keeping in mind the tier-2 and tier-3 cities-based startups.

With support from Microsoft Ventures, Deshpande Foundation will mentor the startups under this incubator and give them access to their well-established resources and mentoring from entrepreneurs, experts and professionals.

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Sandbox startups has previously supported startups like Nanopix-ISS, Safehands24x7, Nextdrop, Aquasafi and Logistimo and helped them grow manifold.

A total of 30 startups, including for-profit and social startups, will be selected for incubation at Sandbox Startups’ incubation centers in Hubli (Karnataka) and Nizamabad (Telangana). The program is open for startups from all sectors.

Founded in early 2009, run by successful entrepreneurs, Sandbox Startups has, over the years,  supported over 100 ideas scale. With operations in Indian, Canada and the USA, the ‘Sandbox’ has been very successful and has supported over 100 organisations till date.

Founded by global business leader and philanthropist Dr. Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande and Mrs. Jaishree Deshpande, The Deshpande Foundation aims to provide resources to promote entrepreneurship.

The interested startups can send in their applications to Sandbox Startups before Jan 31, 2015.

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