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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.

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.

Sahil Jain | Manager - Social Impact Incubation

Sahil Jain

Sahil joined CIIE in May 2016. Enterprising as a Manager for the Agri & Healthcare vertical in the organization, he is responsible for a range of activities including Eco-system Development, Sourcing and Due Diligence. He earned an MBA (PGDRM) from IRMA, Anand and has gained first-hand learning experience working with grass-root level organizations. A Teach India fellow, Sahil was also earlier involved with startups before joining his graduation.

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.

Amrit Tiwari | Senior Associate - Finance & Investment in Startup Oasis.

Amrit Tiwari

Amrit has an experience of 5 years in finance and has worked with H.C.C and Indian Institute of Management earlier. Earlier he has engaged with finance roles and has done work in Investment areas as well such as preparation of Term Sheets, SHA, Cap Table and Due Diligence Report. He has pursued my MBA from IMT Ghaziabad and graduation from Delhi University and CA Inter from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Abhishek Gupta | Executive

Abhishek Gupta

Abhishek is currently working as an Executive T-START 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.



Rohit Sharma | City Lead – T-START Jaipur

Rohit Sharma

Rohit is currently working as City Lead for Jaipur division under the T-START 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 – T-START Udaipur

Puneet Datta

Puneet is currently working as City Lead for Udaipur division under the T-START 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 – T-START Bikaner

Sanjeev Poonia

Sanjeev is currently working as City Lead for Bikaner division under the T-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.

Rahul Sharma | City Lead – T-START Bharatpur

Rahul Sharma

Rahul is currently working as City Lead for Bharatpur division under the T-START 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.