Pune, Maharashtra, India: The deAsra Foundation, a non-profit organization, is committed to providing ecosystem assistance for small businesses to start and grow. To enhance this mission, deAsra will be conducting its 3rd and most significant Entrepreneur Excellence Awards 2019 to celebrate entrepreneurship and hear from thought leaders about how mass entrepreneurship can be accelerated as a means of creating jobs on large-scale. The event will be held on Wednesday, 18 September 2019, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune.

deAsra presents the Entrepreneur Excellence Awards 2019 and the Mass Entrepreneurship Dialogues

The #MassEntrepreneurship Dialogue will be an opportunity to listen to the thought leaders working to support entrepreneurship. Questions will be discussed concerning the problems and solutions to enable entrepreneurship growth and development.

  • Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder of deAsra Foundation, Founder, Chairman & MD of Persistent Systems, will be joined in the discussion by –
  • Mr. Ronnie Screwvala – Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Founder – Swades Foundation
  • Dr. K P Krishnan – Hon. Secretary – Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Mr. Madan Padaki – Co-founder – Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship

DeAsra will also acknowledge and share inspirational stories with five of the over 40,000+ entrepreneurs we have had an opportunity to work with.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop a strong network and meet with policy advocates, industry experts, bankers, government officials and entrepreneurs from various sectors.

“In 2017, deAsra introduced its Entrepreneur’s Excellence Awards to enhance its commitment to provide a support ecosystem to allow small businesses to succeed, develop and create employment,” says Pradnya Godbole, CEO of deAsra Foundation. With this flagship annual event, we are trying to bring different stakeholders and partners from the entrepreneurship ecosystem together. The event this year is extremely important for deAsra as it achieved its first milestone in benefiting 25.000 entrepreneurs well before the end of 2020 and currently has over 40.000 beneficiaries.