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Chintan Bakshi | Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Chintan Bakshi

Chintan Bakshi, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Startup Oasis, brings a unique experience of managing new ventures and tech start-up companies primarily in the BoP space, specializing in rural distribution. Chintan had over 6 years of new project management and implementation experience with reputed Indian and multinational companies like Maruti Suzuki and the Indian Hotels Company Limited, prior to starting his first venture in the year 2000, a web enabled eprocurement platform, Procurez.com.

In 2004, Chintan joined the Gujarat Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN), a grassroots technology incubator, as the Chief Innovation Manager. Chintan co-founded his second start-up company United Villages Networks (P) Ltd, a mobile enabled rural distribution company, in 2006 and was CEO of the company before the company was taken over by Oxigen Services India (P) Ltd, India’s largest payment solution provider, in the year 2012. Chintan is an Engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Dilnawaz Khan | Manager - Business Development & Program Coordinator

Dilnawaz Khan

Dilnawaz has over 7 years of professional experience and has been an entrepreneur himself. Prior joining Startup Oasis, he had 2 startups in web technology and education space and right now he mentors and consults startups on the subjects like branding, marketing, technology and design.

He is currently working as Manager Business Development and Program Coordinator at Startup Oasis, a Jaipur based technology business incubator which is a joint initiative between RIICO & CIIE – IIM A.

He has also been the part of scouting team for Unitus Seed Fund and a core team member of Google Business Group, Jaipur.

Apoorv Sharma | Manager - Startup Support

Apoorv Sharma

Apoorv has more than 5 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience. Prior joining Startup Oasis he has co-founded Loucs Transit Pvt. Ltd. working on auto rickshaw aggregation space via mobile app called ChalogeKya, he successfully raised angel funds for the startup and acquired a fleet of more than 500 auto rickshaws in Jaipur city. Apoorv also has corporate experience in IT and marketing domains and has worked in manufacturing sector at higher management level. Currently he mentor startups in building a sustainable business model, optimization operational costs, figuring out marketing and user acquisition strategies. Apart from this he plays a major role in running accelerator programs at Startup Oasis and helps in external mentor on-boarding, conducting workshops and knowledge sessions.

Tarun Agrawal | Manager - Portfolio Operations & Investments

Tarun Agrawal

Tarun has got 4 years of experience in transaction advisory. In his career he has gone through with various industry research process and worked thoroughly on due diligence in NBFC segment. He has been part of various deals where he got exposure of different verticals. He enjoys financial modelling, data crunching and valuation exercise. Tarun has pursued dual masters; Finance and Economics along with CFA from ICFAI. In Startup Oasis Tarun takes care of portfolio investments and investor relations. Apart from his professional life he also donates blood actively at his personal level.

Nitin Lahoti | Manager - Impact Incubation

Nitin Lahoti

Nitin is responsible for building social enterprise ecosystem in Rajasthan and he is developing social business vertical for Startup Oasis as Impact Incubation Manager. His expertise lies in consulting social enterprise and developing a sustainable and scalable business model. He has executed many grassroot projects and worked in 7 states of India Prior to joining CIIE Initiatives. Nitin has worked with Development Alternatives Group where he was involved with renewable energy and enterprise development program. Nitin was also part of Villgro Fellowship program for 1 year. He comes from family business background and holds a MBA degree from Edith Cowan University.

Abhimanyu Saxena | Manager - Operations & Administration

Abhimanyu Saxena

Abhimanyu have over 7 years of professional experience most of which he dedicated to hospitality and tourism industry. In past 3 years he have worked as Office Administrator in telecoms and educational institutes. His expertise lie in Event management and Office Administration.

Shaharyar Mirza | Executive- Institutional Engagement & Ecosystem Development

Shaharyar Mirza

Shaharyar Mirza, a startup enthusiast and a people’s person, is the Institutional Engagement & Ecosystem Development Executive at StartUp Oasis. He has 2 years of coporate experience. Prior joining Startup Oasis he handled Business Development and Marketing in education sector at managerial level. He has also been part of organizing team of various big events like IAMSME of India seminars, Resurgent Rajasthan, CII International Partnership Summit, Jaipur By Nite, State Bank and Govt. Officers MDPs at Udyog Bhawan. He has also delivered few motivational sessions to budding college students / young entrepreneurs on subjects like marketing and personality development.

Vaibhav Vashishtha | Associate - Startup Support

Vaibhav Vashishtha

Vaibhav has more then 4 years of diverse professional experience in Corporat like NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS . He has worked with closely in some of the Scaled and known startups in India like ZOSTEL, AskME, JOAT etc. Being an Operation enthusiast ,vaibhav helped startups to build process from scratch to help them to scale .