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Product Development

Partner with startups/MSMEs to develop technology platforms leading to the empowerment of underserved/unserved communities 




Mentor social enterprises to grow and create sustainable impact at scale. Our pool of mentors comprise of industry leaders and renown experts who volunteer for DEF 




Facilitate demonstrations by social entrepreneurs, experts, and change-makers

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The 360 Approach

We are living in a world that is transforming every day. In such an extraordinary era of technological and social revolution, it’s critical to ensure that we enable participation of all without any biases or constraints. Digital Economy Foundation (DEF) is a step in this direction to do our bit. We bring together bright minds and deep expertise in diverse areas to act fast, learn fast, and thus cause a sustainable transformation at scale.

Digital Economy is the key driver of innovation, competitiveness, and growth of countries. At the same time, we need to invest capital, knowledge and build infrastructure that addresses the digital divide. We need to think of the world as a universal set of many communities with unique needs and challenges. One solution may not serve all and thus will remain a dream goal. We also appreciate the fact that no organization has a complete understanding, capacity, and agility to cause an inclusive transformation at scale. We strongly believe that startups and social enterprises will play a leading role in the creation of a digital economy.  

We are a proud collaborator and are eager to mobilize the best team to support the startup and social enterprises leveraging ‘the 360 approach’.‘The 360 approach’, keeps the beneficiary as a participant of a local community, at the core to design a solution. The solution comprises of convergence of best in class technology, rapid testing, and aims at quick adoption by users.


SDG GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being


SDG GOAL 4: Quality Education


SDG GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


SDG GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



COVID-19 has demonstrated the critical importance of the digital economy. As each country will follow a different recovery path, one needs to ensure that the five components of the digital economy: digital infrastructure, digital platforms, digital entrepreneurship, digital financial services, and digital skills remain intact. Digital capabilities drive the transformation of our nations and our economies. Our top priorities include
Access to digital skills, capabilities, and livelihood 
Access to digital financial and health services for all 
Exploring the potential of Web3, DAO, DeFi, Metaverse

Mentors & Advisors


Anurag Saxena

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Strategy and growth expert


Dr. Abhishek Agrawal

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Financial capability and business expert


Saurabh Agarwal

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Education and technology expert


Dr. Parthajeet Das

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Education and MSME expert

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Anshul Saxena

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FinTech and innovation expert

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Narayan Govindram Jaesingh

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Digital Campaigns expert


Kesava Reddy

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Technology and sales expert


Nidhish Agrawal

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Technology architecture, and solutions expert


Darshak Parmar

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GTM, digital and content marketing





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To apply for a job or volunteer/intern with Digital Economy Foundation, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to:

An organization committed to empowering people by adopting unconventional, innovative, and scalable approaches leading to an inclusive digital economy

The Digital Economy Foundation (DEF) is an independent not-for-profit organization. We converge and collaborate to facilitate meaningful engagement of diverse actors in the social sector, bringing in the relevant expertise related to the digital transformation of a country. We are based in India and are excited to participate in the mission of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. 


DEF is registered as a Section 8 company under the Companies Act, 2013, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.  DEF is also recognized as a social sector startup by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

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