• History

    In 2012, Dexterity Global instituted DexSchool as India's first school of leadership and entrepreneurship for teenagers, long before the Government of India came up with its flagship Startup India program.

     

    At a time when even professionals lacked an entrepreneurial support system and faced hardships in starting organizations, DexSchool graduates, as teenagers, built organizations to solve pressing problems, founded startups, raised capital and continue to be at the fore of change across India and the world.

    2012

    Dexterity Global instituted DexSchool as India's first school of leadership and entrepreneurship for teenagers.

    2013

    The first DexSchool class comprising of 21 young leaders from different Indian states convened in Patna, India.

    2013

    Included in The Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Next Century Innovations.

    2014

    To encourage female leaders, DexSchool announced full financial aid for all female candidates irrespective of socioeconomic background.

    2015

    The Kathryn W. Davis Foundation included DexSchool among "100 Projects for Peace" globally.

    2015

    Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and injured more than 22,000. Dexterity Global's Office of Financial Aid announced full financial aid and travel scholarships for all students from Nepal. A young high school student who survived the severe Earthquakes in the Terai belt of Nepal was part of the class.

    2015

    In a rare and historic moment, NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. got linked to DexSchool classrooms in Patna, India. Mamta Patel Nagaraja, a senior NASA Scientist and Project Head of Women@NASA took questions on space science, leadership, and building a career in STEM.

    2016

    Recognised as part of Global 'Forbes 30 Under 30' List. Forbes noted that "the goal is to connect promising young students with opportunities and to equip them with the mentality to solve 21st-century problems with 21st-century solutions."

    2016

    Recognised by the Obama White House with a special invitation to the SXSL Event.

    2017

    Padma Shri Ms. Arunima Sinha, world's first female amputee to climb Mount Everest, delivered the Graduation Address at DexSchool Class of 2017

    2017

    Recognised by The Queen of England for efforts to "transform people’s lives."

    2018

    On June 12, 2018, Mr. Sushil Modi, the Deputy Chief Minister of the state of Bihar, hosted members of DexSchool Class of 2018 at his official residence in Bihar. The Chief Minister delivered the Graduation Address and took questions on leadership, governance and policymaking.

    2019

    DexSchool attained more than 44% female enrollment.

    2019

    In her best-selling book The Moment of Lift, Melinda Gates, the Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation dedicated an entire chapter on Sudha Varghese, a DexSchool mentor since its inception. In May 2019, Sudha Varghese served as the Graduation Speaker of DexSchool Class of 2019 and the graduates signed and gifted Melinda Gates' book to her.

    2020

    Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and Dexterity Global signed an MoU announcing IRMA's sprawling 60-acre campus as the home for DexSchool starting 2020.