At GAME, PD is focused on the taskforces and projects in driving mass entrepreneurship in the states of Punjab and Meghalaya. He also drives a couple of short term projects such as Futurepreneurs Grand Challenge and Social Security as a safety net for entrepreneurs.
For over 8 years, PD lived the life of an entrepreneur. In January 2011, he started Kidovators (GyanLab) as a final year mechanical engineering student at Manipal University. Through his enterprise, PD worked on developing programs to build 21st century core competencies including creativity, critical thinking and complex problem solving. He deployed this in over 440 schools across 22 states, which impacted 140,000+ students since its inception.
PD has won multiple accolades as an entrepreneur including winning the DST-IIM Ahmedabad ET Power of Ideas award and the Scale Phase award at the Dell Social Innovation Challenge held in the US. He enjoys talking to and helping various early stage start-ups, entrepreneurs and even students. He has also been a speaker at various forums such as TEDxBangalore, Diálogos Startupeiros in Sao Paulo (Brazil) among others primarily on the future of learning and work.