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Chintan Bakshi | Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Chintan Bakshi

Chintan Bakshi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 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.

Dr Pallavi Tak | Assistant Vice President (AVP) Social Impact Incubation

Pallavi Tak

Dr Pallavi Tak, Assistant Vice President (AVP) Social Impact Sector of Startup Oasis, is responsible for managing portfolio and mentoring of the start-ups being incubated in the social impact arena. Pallavi holds a doctoral degree in urban sustainability and a post-graduation degree in economics, specializing in development economics. She has a rich teaching and research experience of over 11 years, where her association has been with institutions like - Symbiosis School of Economics, Central University of Rajasthan and Manipal University Jaipur. She has also had a short stint as entrepreneur for three years, where she worked on nano technology for the health sector as well as numismatics.

She has been on the panel of experts at NSDC Kaushal programme for construction industry labourer in Pune, along with being actively involved in green building projects and IGBC. Her thesis work took her to examining social, economic and environmental sustainability of integrated townships in Pune, where she did a detailed study of Magarpatta City. She has published papers in national and international journals in the fields of smart city, green buildings, labour issues and integrated townships. She has attended conferences and presented papers at various organizations including IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, SIU Pune and SKOCH Group. In 2013, she started blogging on social issues and has a viewership of over 23,000. Her passion for creating social impact through entrepreneurship, took her to Jagriti Yatra in 2016 where she played a facilitator, the quest continues at Startup Oasis.

Saurabh Chandra Rai | Sr. Manager - Social Impact Incubation

Saurabh Chandra Rai

Saurabh Chandra Rai is the Senior Manager Social Incubation of Startup Oasis. Saurabh has more than 7 years of social enterprise experience spanning across industries like Financial Inclusion, Cleantech and Consulting. Saurabh has a unique experience of executing business models from scratch primarily in BOP space, specializing in rural distribution.

Prior to joining StartupOasis, Saurabh was with d.light Energy, forging partnerships with microfinance institutions for scaling up outreach of d.light's solar products.

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.

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.

Vaibhav Vashishtha | Associate - Startup Support

Vaibhav Vashishtha

Vaibhav has more than 4 years of diverse professional experience in corporate like Nokia, Siemens networks . He has worked 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.

Abhishek Gupta | Executive

Dilnawaz Khan

Abhishek is currently working as an Executive Tedstart program of Startup Oasis. Abhishek has over 2 years of experience in Designing, Planning, Marketing, and Team Leading with his Entrepreneurial skills.

Abhishek is a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Rajasthan Technical University.

Dilnawaz Khan | Technical Consulant

Dilnawaz Khan

Dilnawaz has over 7 years of professional experience and is 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 currently handles technology, social media and designing at Startup Oasis.

He has worked as Manager Business Development and Program Coordinator at Startup Oasis prior starting in this role. He has also been the part of scouting team for Unitus Seed Fund and a core team member of Google Business Group, Jaipur.



Rohit Sharma | City Lead – TedStart Jaipur

Rohit Sharma

Rohit is currently working as City Lead for Jaipur division under the TEDSTART program of Starup Oasis. Rohit has prior work experience in the field of designing & production of automotive parts & Industrial automation.

He is a Bachelor of Technology in Mechatronics Engineering from Manipal University Jaipur.

Puneet Datta | City Lead – TedStart Udaipur

Puneet Datta

Puneet is currently working as City Lead for Udaipur division under the TEDSTART program of Startup Oasis. Puneet has experience in web designing, coordinating and organizing events, freelance photography.

He is a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Laxmi Devi Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Sanjeev Poonia | City Lead – TedStart Bikaner

Sanjeev Poonia

Sanjeev is currently working as City Lead for Bikaner division under the TED-START program of Startup Oasis. Sanjeev has 14 years of experience in conceiving, designing, spearheading, executing and managing development and capacity building programs for non-profits.

He is a Computer Bachelor & done his B.C.A. from Rajasthan University ,also a bachelor of Arts in English Literature from VMOU,Kota and Masters in Social work (MSW) from IGNOU.

Nidhi Kachhawa | City Lead – TedStart Ajmer

Nidhi Kachhawa

Nidhi Kachhawa, City Lead for Ajmer division under the TEDSTART program of Startup Oasis. Nidhi has done internships in marketing, research and Android development and has also managed various sponsorship programs and team building events for college. Nidhi is associated with NGOs.

Nidhi has graduated in IT discipline and also has done her MBA,specialized in Marketing and HR.

Gaurav Patwa | City Lead – TedStart Jodhpur

Gaurav Patwa

Gaurav is currently working as City Lead for Jodhpur division under the TEDSTART programme of Startup Oasis. Gaurav has 2 years of experience in Edu-tech, IT and Franchising domain.

He is a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication from Rajasthan Technical University.

Prateek Shabani | City Lead – TedStart Jhalawar

Prateek Shabani

Prateek is currently working as City Lead for Jhalawar division under the TEDSTART program of Startup Oasis. Prior joining Startup Oasis he co-founded Ads4You working on the concept of innovative advertising solutions.

He has done B.Tech in Mechanical Enginnering and pursued open degree course in the area of "Entrepreneurship and Family Business" from Australian Open University.

Rahul Sharma | City Lead – TedStart Bharatpur

Rahul Sharma

Rahul is currently working as City Lead for Bharatpur division under the TedStart program of Startup Oasis. Prior joining Startup Oasis he was a site engineer at PCS construction working in Borl Bina (Bhopal).

He has done B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Kautilya Institute of Technology and Engineering Sitapura, Jaipur.