Design Thinking for Innovators

Design Thinking for Innovators


Event Date/Time: July 21 – 22, 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing NY 11367



An engaing two-day workshop facilitated by Ycenter Founder and CEO Dhairya Pujara who’s company was recently featured in Inc Magazine Best in Business 2022 Honors. 

The post pandemic world not only changed the social fabric of the modern world forever, it also brought the infusion of Artificial Intelligence into our lives. 

The big question is what is the thing that separates us from AI? What makes us human?

The answer is our value system – to form social bonds, to empathize, to have unexpected Eureka moments of creativity and to be Entrepreneurial (i.e. to take risks and solve the most pressing problems). 

This workshop is intended for people to truly explore their Entrepreneurial potential as Humans using a Design Thinking methodology. Learn how to use a human centered value system to solve problems in your neighborhood and around the world. 


Facilitator Bio


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”.