C M Patil is the CEO of Deshpande Startups and TedX speaker who is passionate to promote entrepreneurs. He is an engineering graduate who brings a decade & half of entrepreneurial experience, and have held positions like Director, COO, and National Technical-Head in his professional career. He started his entrepreneurial journey right after college, he co-founded a Design services company in Bangalore whose services were across pan India. Further pursuing his passion to build products from India he joined a startup which was in Machine vision space as a Delivery Head, their 1st product itself won a global award at Texas, USA competing against global players. His strong technical foundation was pretty helpful in excelling his skills in business operations Currently, Patil is the CEO of Deshpande Startups. They have supported over 100 Startups in past yrs with over 74% of them surviving and creating employment and wealth in the region. Over 40% of them have received external funds (which includes external VC funding, Govt. grants both from state & central.