Kakatiya Sandbox is an ecosystem for long term social impact through innovation and entrepreneurship in rural Telangana. It provides a place for impact catalysts to test ideas, make changes and eventually develop truly scalable solutions. The ecosystem allows for sharing, networking, collaborating and deliberating ideas with other catalysts. The value of the Sandbox lies in its ability to identify synergies and explore potential collaboration among the catalyst network.



The aim of the Sandbox is to create an environment where innovative approaches to addressing social challenges is encouraged. The value of the Sandbox lies in its ability to identify synergies and explore potential collaboration among the catalyst network. Our success lies in our ability to execute as we not only provide financial resources to our partners, but also strategic support, challenging them to impact larger populations and work more efficiently. We are proud to boast of some remarkable partnerships in the Sandbox that have evolved into exemplary successes as we continue to support a critical number of local leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators who can focus and develop solutions to local issues. We work in compact geographic areas that we call 'Social Innovation Sandbox' a living laboratory for a diverse range of entrepreneurs and development practitioners to get their ideas tested, strengthened and sustained over a period of time. Applying a 'bottom up' approach to building scalable solutions, the Kakatiya Sandbox works to create an effective ecosystem where resources are put to use through entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. At the bottom of sandbox approach is the quest to create critical mass to take up entrepreneurial solutions of various magnitudes and scope.


In the very first year of setting up the Sandbox in Nizamabad, more than 150+ student projects have been implemented. In this short span of time 2 records - one Limca book of record and one Guinness World record have been achieved.

Increase in the farmers revenue by
Increase in English grades by
Placement rate at Deshpande Skilling
Increase in the agricultural yield by


    Raju Reddy
    Founding Patron
    Former CEO - Sierra Atlantic
      Phanindra Sama
      Co-founder, redBus.in
      Former Chief Innovation Officer,
      Govt of Telangana


        Anand Bariya
        Chief Executive Officer,
        Deshpande Foundation
          P N Nayak
          Managing Trustee & Chief Executive Officer (CEO),
          Deshpande Skilling
            Shravya Nalla
            Presidency High School
              Ajit Narra
              Academic Director,
              Presidency High School
                Ravish Bhimani
                Resident Patron,
                Executive Committee Chairman

                OUR TEAM

                  Manish Jaiswal
                  Chief Executive Officer
                    Akshay Goharkar
                    Media & Communications
                      Alekhya Bejjenki
                      Finance & Accounts
                        Bharath Reddy Donti
                        President TiE Chapter,
                        Managing Director,
                        Hotel Kapila Nizamabad
                          Zameer Mohammad
                          Program Associate, Sustainable Rice Initiative
                            Stephen Mario
                            Site Civil Engineer - K-Hub
                              Dinesh Reddy Alampur
                              Program Manager,
                              Agriculture Initiative (BCI)
                                Ibadulla Baig
                                Senior Associate, KREST (Startups)
                                  Javvaji Shirisha
                                  Academic Lead,
                                  SkillPlus- R & SkillPlus
                                    Srikanth Linganolla
                                    Systerm Admin,
                                      Madhu Addla
                                      Cluster Head, Nizamabad,
                                      Skill In Village
                                        Shekar Gonne
                                        SkillPlus & SkillPlus- R
                                          Satheesh Pokala
                                          Project Coordinator,
                                          Nirmaan Organization,
                                          Vidya Helpline
                                            Sumasree Kodali
                                            Assistant Manager,
                                              Senior Instructor,
                                              Agastya International Foundation
                                                Vikas Ganta
                                                Head of Operations