Bruce Bachenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Management, the Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University and a Faculty Fellow of the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the areas of entrepreneurship, management, and strategy. Mr. Bachenheimer is a member of the Board and past Chair of the New York City Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum. He serves on the Board of Directors & Advisors of LeadAmerica and has served as a consultant to the New York City Department of Small Business Services and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. He is also the organizer of the Pace Business Plan Competition and the Pace Pitch Contest.
Nikhil Kalyankar is the Associate Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab). Nikhil plays the role of a mentor and a guide to students interested in entrepreneurship. He helps students fashion their business strategy and implement technology. He leads a team of student assistants to create and organize events including Annual Pace Pitch Contest, Speaker Series and Workshops.Nikhil has worked as a Graduate Assistant for the Management Department. He played a key role in organizing the Seventh Annual Pace Pitch Contest. Nikhil is tech savvy and started programming at a very young age. He has worked for Capgemini India as an Associate Consultant which involved developing an Enterprise Application Software. Nikhil holds an MBA degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Lubin School of Business, Pace University and Bachelors in Engineering from Osmania University, India.
Sweta is an MBA student studying at the Lubin School of Business concentrating in Information Systems and Human Resources Management. She has a work experience of around 3.5 years as a senior system analyst with an Information Technology company called Infosys. She has worked in diverse domains like banking, retail, services and business process management (BPM). Also she has completed her undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University, India.
Leah is an MBA student in the Lubin School of Business majoring in Entrepreneurship and Information Systems. She has an academic background in both finance and computer science and is committed to helping startup businesses increase synergy where technology intersects with business operations. In addition to developing the analytics program that is the cornerstone of her business, Leah is currently working with several small businesses as a freelance consultant. She has professional experience as a data analyst, writer, and event analyst.
My name is Javier Dutan, I am a Junior in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. My major is Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship with an expected graduation date of May 2014. I have experience in many different fields ranging from Photography, Web Design, Marketing, and Financial Analytics.
I have worked in startups such as Applico Inc. that is now the market leader in its mobile development field. I have worked in financial analytics with Cians Analytics and have learned a great deal of business to business communication as well as managing a team overseas. My marketing experience with business to consumer has come from working with Apple and its award winning marketing team. My ambition to target an obstacle in the restaurant industry stems from my experience with restaurants. I grew up with restaurants as part of my childhood. I have seen my parent’s small restaurant slowly evolve through market changes, expansion, and innovation. I inherited my parents drive to succeed and as a result I would like to create my own success through an entrepreneurial endeavor.