3D Printing Lends A Hand

Sanjiv Goyal
3 min readJan 29, 2021

By Sanjiv Goyal Featuring Dipak Basu

In this article you will learn about:

  • Tech applications in the nonprofit sector
  • Altruistic Entrepreneurship
  • Purpose-driven 3D Printing applications
  • The two keys to entrepreneurial and life success
  • Nethope
  • Vispala

Bringing Tech to Those in Need

Dipak Basu never had a grand vision. Throughout his life, he has found himself in the right place at the right time. Originally a technologist working in the telecommunications space for Cisco, he started Nethope an alliance of the world’s largest nonprofits and leading tech companies.

Nethope is a space where nonprofits and tech companies collaborate. Sixty IT companies from around the world work with nonprofits to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale approaches that solve developmental, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.

All of the major nonprofit organizations from the Salvation Army to the WWF to Oxfam, are members of Nethope. At Nethope, competing organizations work together in an atmosphere of co-creation.

His work on Nethope inspired Basu to strike out on his own. He left his job at Cisco and took a risk to start the Anudip foundation. Starting with three centers in 2006 in India it has now grown into over 100 centers that serve 30K students a year. These are village youth with a high school…



Sanjiv Goyal

A futurist, angel investor, and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Sanjiv Goyal, connects the dots and embraces disruptive technologies to global problems