Bootstrapping a million-dollar business using human-centered values
A candid conversation with Ycenter Founder and CEO Dhairya Pujara who’s company was recently featured in Inc Magazine Best in Business 2022 Honors. The session is based on a one-to-one conversational format rather than a one to many talk style, allowing for the audience to directly engage with Dhairya and ask him the toughest questions pertaining to Entrepreneurship, starting a business and talking about the realities of quitting your job and chasing your dream. No questions are off limits when it comes to Entrepreneurship, so bring all your curiosity, anxiety, inquisitiveness to this event and get a real perspective on what it means to start, run and grow your own dream project into a company that creates a dent in the world. Dhairya will touch upon the topics and themes of Entrepreneurship, Bootstrapping/reality of raising VC and angel investors funding, Design Thinking, Immigrant life of Entrepreneurs and the importance of building a value compass in the journey of starting and running a new business.
Dhairya Pujara has built Ycenter’s operational footprint across 4 continents in 30+ countries. After graduating with a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering in the US, Dhairya lived and worked in a remote village in Sub-Saharan Africa working on global health problem solving. This experience led him to launch Ycenter in 2014. In last 9 years, at Ycenter, Dhairya has built a global team of engineers, designers, scientists and researchers working on multitude of projects ranging from designing Experiential Learning workshops for students in universities to delivering innovation consulting for Fortune 500 and Governmental agencies working on hard hitting civic and societal problems and building high tech web based products ranging from AI based governmental policy tracking to humanizing international trade for small and medium businesses. Dhairya has delivered talks and received prestigious invitations across global platforms such as United Nations, World Bank, World Economic Forum, TEDx, SXSW and top business schools such as Stanford, Wharton among others. For his work in the field of international development in Africa and around the globe, Dhairya has been awarded an O1A visa by the US government, a visa reserved for “Individuals of Extraordinary abilities”.