Chief Operating Officer at Startup Oasis
Chintan Bakshi is Chief Operating Officer at Startup Oasis, an Incubation Centre set-up to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Rajasthan at the joint initiative of RIICO (www.riico.co.in) and CIIE Initiatives (www.ciieindia.org).
Chintan brings a unique experience of running and advising new ventures and tech start-up companies primarily in the social and Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) space, specializing in rural distribution and technology commercialization. Chintan had over 6 years of new project management and implementation experience with reputed companies like Feedback Ventures and the Indian Hotels Company Limited (Taj Group), 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 United Villages Networks (P) Ltd, a mobile-enabled rural distribution startup, in 2006 and was CEO of the company before the company was acquired by Oxigen Services India (P) Ltd in 2013. Chintan is an Engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.