Bhavik is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for disrupting the status quo in energy, education and healthcare.
His experience as one of the first employees at Better Place, a venture backed startup that failed despite having raised nearly a billion dollars to mass-market electric cars, led him to search for a capital efficient framework to commercialize innovative products and business models. This resulted in him co-founding LaunchPad Central, an Ed-Tech SaaS platform to scale and operationalize the Lean Startup methodology invented by Steve Blank. Most recently Bhavik is the co-founder and CEO of Innovation Within, a data driven SaaS platform providing Product Management for Innovation to fill a critical gap between Ideation and Project Execution. The Innovation Within platform scales the now well defined and rigorously tested playbook of new processes, metrics and incentives for a rapidly growing ecosystem of disruptive innovators and investors to experiment their way to success.
Bhavik holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley where he is now a Senior Fellow. He is a sought-after speaker in the world of startups and innovation, with recent presentations at CleanTech Open, StartUp Phenomenon in Boulder, CO, and the Intel Global Challenge. He finds mountain biking meditative and lives in Fremont with his wife, daughter and two dogs.