In 2015, Ycenter team connected with Kiringai Kamau through the conduit of one of the Ycenter collaborative partners Kuntal Shah Warwick (who runs a high impact consulting agency helping startups and companies practice effective marketing strategies). Kiringai had read about our work in Mozambique, Africa at the intersection of Youth…


In 2017, when Ycenter was looking to build it’s own web/technical team in India, we started looking out for candidates through LinkedIn, Angel list and other channels. This was also the time, when Google was in the news for wrong reason. One side was a Google Employee who wrote a…


The 74th United Nations General Assembly has been as eventful as a global event gets. From millions of young people marching and fighting for their right to a better climate to world leaders talking about human displacement and terrorism.

Basil D Soufi [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

At Ycenter, we have been working on achieving SDGs through Human…


On June 10th, Ycenter team received an invitation to attend the annual Higher Education Sustainability Initiative at the UN headquarters in New York City.

Ycenter at United Nations HESI SDG event
UN HESI 2019 event

ABOUT HESI

The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) is a partnership between the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNESCO, United Nations Environment, UN…


From Emergency Ambulance Innovation to Redesigning experience for movie streaming beyond Netflix (think of combining Airbnb and Bookmyshow.com in India). Ycenter combines the power of Design Thinking, Curiosity, Creative Problem Solving and Technology Entrepreneurship to build rapid prototypes for big ideas.

Recipe for Innovation

Ycenter team has been working with Wisdom High International…


Part 1 — My living life

The first city I came to USA in 2010 is also popularly known as “A city of firsts” — Philadelphia.

Since 1682, the first planned city in the United States, Philadelphia, was and is a city of firsts in America: The first stock exchange…


Job nahi mili kya ? (Couldn’t you get a real job?)
Yeh to bakwaas idea hai! (This idea is not going to work)
News padke dimaag kharab hogaya?(Are you just fascinated and brain-washed by reading startup news?)
MBA ke bina kaise karoge business ? (How are you going to run a business without…


Get into a top engineering college of repute, study hard, party harder, be fans of Dexter’s Laboratory and get a campus placement offer even before you graduate. Everything seems going perfectly for this duo until one day they decide they want to do something different. While still in college Shiv…


This article was first published in Huffpost in 2014.

This article is an extended version of a quote from my talk above “Entrepreneur Do Not Have Dream Jobs.” Continue reading the article to find out what I mean by that phrase.

Summer of 1999 in India, one of the…


This is the story of an Entrepreneur living in India who also happens to be a painter, an avid classical music lover, a computer science engineer and uses a wheelchair to overcome her disability. I first met Maitri Shah in 2015 in Mumbai, India at the launch of Ycenter India…

Dhairya Pujara

Founder CEO at @ycenterglobal and Global shaper @WEF

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