I believe that one of the best ways to help close the opportunity inequality gap and create employment in cities that are economically challenged is to change from the inside. The people who live in these communities know what kinds of businesses will work there. And it turns out that in every community, there are would-be entrepreneurs. EforAll was founded to support these entrepreneurs on their journey.

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande

President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC, a family investment office and Chairman of Tejas Networks.

Desh, along with his wife Jaishree, provided the initial capital and vision for EforAll.

Our Mission

Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is accelerating economic and social impact in communities nationwide through inclusive entrepreneurship.

Our Values

  • Always Put The Entrepreneur First. We honor the challenging and often lonely path faced by an entrepreneur, and our primary focus is on making sure the individual has the support and training needed to reach their true potential.
  • Proactively Seek Inclusivity and Diversity. We believe we are stronger when we value the differences among us. Our staff, volunteer, and program opportunities are available to everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, marital status, genetic information, socio-economic status, or educational background.
  • Connect Deeply with Communities We Serve.  Our staff are proud and active participants in the communities we serve and are committed to working closely with elected officials, local volunteers and community champions to help their community grow and thrive through local entrepreneurship.
  • Foster a Collaborative and Supportive Culture. Our impact is greater when we work together to support entrepreneurs in their journey.  We work hard to surround these entrepreneurs with an extended professional network that is dedicated to supporting these entrepreneurs throughout their journey.
  • Embrace Change.  We work with entrepreneurs and many of our staff and volunteers are entrepreneurs, and so we welcome and expect change as EforAll grows, our entrepreneurs turn into successful business owners, and our communities evolve.
  • Take the Time to Celebrate. We believe in the power of celebration. We recognize our team’s personal and professional growth as well as the accomplishments of our entrepreneurs and the dedication of our volunteers. We know that embracing a culture of celebration heightens morale and connects us more deeply as members of the EforAll community.

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