Rajan Patel

Dent Education Co-Founder

    Rajan is an avid maker who believes we can build things to help others. He co-invented the Embrace incubator, a product of empathy-driven design that has impacted and saved the lives of over 250,000 babies across the developing world and has won numerous awards including The Economist Social Innovation Award, Top Innovation from the World Health Organization (WHO), and the McKinsey Social Innovation Award.

    Today, Rajan is passionate about empowering the makers and problem solvers of tomorrow. He trained at Stanford’s d.school, where he was selected as part of the d.leadership cohort and coached for Executive Education programs. Recently, he was awarded Stanford GSB’s Social Innovation Fellowship to build Dent Education, an organization that empowers innovators and creative problem solvers through design thinking. He has led programs across eight countries for over 3,000 participants, ranging from K12 and university students, to Fortune 500 companies, to tech startups, to leading non-profits, to government entities.

    Rajan holds a BS in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford, an MBA from Stanford, and an MPA from Harvard.