At Deshpande Foundation, Raj develops overall strategy, and channelizes its efforts to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. Raj works closely with EforAll by leading the team and driving the overall strategy. Previously as Principal at Ambient Engines, Raj provided marketing and strategy consulting to emerging social entrepreneurs. He founded the Annual Forum for Social Entrepreneurs, organized and moderated numerous panels and workshops on social entrepreneurship, and currently mentors several startups focused on addressing key social issues.
He is an active member of TiE Boston and the India Society of Worcester, and has co-founded the TIE Social Entrepreneurship Group. He has been a mentor and judge for several entrepreneurial competitions such as MassChallenge, MIT 100K, and the MIT IDEAS competition.