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Entrepreneurship in India, Because It Matters

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

I was born and brought up in Mumbai until I decided to move to Philadelphia for my higher education and eventually launching my Social Innovation startup Ycenter.

Long Muddy Road to Better Healthcare in Africa

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

On April 7th, I visited Mucambe-Feha a small community in Mozambique far away from any city. The closet city of Morumbene is 55 km away accessible by dirt road. This is also the closest hospital they have access to.

2 Girls Who Want to Fight Malaria With Code

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

"Connect the Dots" is an electronic reporting-tool that enables near real-time monitoring of essential stocks and data on certain notifiable or outbreak diseases, starting with Malaria initiative.

Changing the Way We Change the World

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

In 2012, after quitting my corporate job on first day, I was idealistic and determined to change the world. So much so, I decided to start with Africa. This is probably the most clichéd beginning for a story of many young Millennial "change-makers."

Go Solar in Africa

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

On June 1, 2014, at Ycenter, we saw six projects developed by university students in 48 hours, each of them with a potential to solve problems for communities in Africa and impact millions of lives.

Entrepreneurs Do Not Have Dream Jobs

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

Earlier this year I was invited to speak at Wharton Business School at an event, Rebuilding America - Path of Entrepreneurship. Check out the full tal...

How to Create a Potential IMPACT in 48 Hours

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

At Ycenter, we believe in three things 1. Make an impact for communities in Africa 2. Offer a hands-on learning experience for college/university stu...

Stop Studying, Start Learning

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

I spent six years in college to study engineering, fours years in India and two years in United States of America. The result that I came out with is ...

Thinking Inside the Box

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

He is running this business out of a shipping/freight container installed in the heart of city. Lets find out the dynamics of this story through a web interview that I had with Miguel.

Get a Perspective

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

People call me 'social entrepreneur.' What I really think they mean is an entrepreneur with perspective that drives him towards social change. Opinions can be formed based on reading and learning, but perspective comes from empathy and wisdom.

Experimental Learning in Africa

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

There's a myth that more equipment will improve healthcare in rural areas. But there's no lack of medical equipment here -- in fact quite the opposite. The staff hasn't been taught how to use the devices.