Administration


Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director

Phone: 212-618-6663
E-mail: bbachenheimer@pace.edu
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Bruce Bachenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Management and the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. He is also the organizer of the annual Pace Pitch Contest and Business Plan Competition. Mr. Bachenheimer is a member of the Board and past Chair of the New York City Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum and has served on the organization’s Global Board. He is a board advisor for several private firms, an ELabNYC Mentor and has served as a consultant to governmental organizations and a variety of new ventures. He has been widely quoted in a variety of domestic and international publications, interviewed on radio and television, and has spoken on entrepreneurship at numerous organizations, including the Youth Assembly at the United Nations and the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Mr. Bachenheimer began his career in investment banking and has worked for global corporations and new ventures. He has conducted business in over two dozen countries and was the founder of Annapolis Maritime Corp. and the Co-Founder of StockCentral Australia. Mr. Bachenheimer holds a BBA, Summa Cum Laude, from Pace University. He received the McKinsey & Company Leadership Scholarship to pursue an MBA degree, which he earned from the Australian Graduate School of Management.


Nikhil Kalyankar, Associate Director

Phone: 212-618-6667
Email: nkalyankar@pace.edu

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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.

 


Staff


Virali Jhaveri, Dezer Research Fellow – UX Designer, EcoFusion

Virali Jhaveri is a Graduate Assistant to the interim dean at Seidenberg School of CSIS. She is studying Information Systems and have 3 years of experience as a software developer from working on various technical platforms. She completed undergraduate in Information Technology back in India, and is also a diploma holder in Computer Technology. She said ‘Global exposure to the world of technology has always been my area of interest. I like to utilize my time in learning new things. Currently I am studying Drupal, Data Analysis and CRM in order to understand the amalgamation of both technology and business’. She worked as Business Technology Analyst intern summer’15 at OppenheimerFunds. She likes travelling and eating chocolates.

 

 


Sumeet Sunil Gujaran, Dezer Event Fellow

Sumeet Gujaran is the Program manager in the Entrepreneurship Lab. He is also currently pursuing his MBA in Financial Management. He comes from a startup background, with over 4 years’ experience in creating impactful and innovative products. Understanding the pulse of the consumer is an essential quality for building any new product, and that’s where Sumeet’s strength lies. He loves to read, run and ruminate about cool innovative products.

 

 

 


Sukun Li, Dezer Research Fellow – UX/UI & Graphics Designer, Voiceitt
 
Sukun Li is a full-time graduate student in Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University majoring in Computer Science, and put her degree towards mobile application computing. She will graduate in Summer 2016. Since her childhood, Ms. Li has been interested with interactive digital media technology and get a Excellent Graduate Design Award when she obtained her Bachelor of Engineering in Digital Media Technology. She worked for the Beijing Digital Museum before she enrolled in the Pace's masters program. Currently, she is a team member of Seidenberg Creative Lab, and a web-engineer of Jeturtle group at New York City.
 
 

 

Jia Liu, Student Assistant, Digital Media Production and Publication

Jia is now a graduate student in Pace University majoring in Computer Science, with vast experiences on Java, Android development, HTML, CSS, Javascript, MySQL, Swift, Matlab, etc. He is graduating in summer 2017 and pursuing a career as a software engineer. He’s received scientific training for years and also holds a M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Alabama. He worked as a summer intern in Western Digital, Inc. in 2015. As a passionate amateur photographer, videographer and video editor for years, Jia has been involves in some mini movie projects, which qualified him for this position in eLab.

 

 


Alexa McKenna, Dezer Research Fellow – Market Research, Financial Analysis and Strategic Planning, Voiceitt

Alexa McKenna is a Pace University student in the graduating class of 2017. She is majoring in Entrepreneurship. Alexa is the winner of the Eleventh Annual Pace Pitch competition with her EaTcard Application. Currently, she is developing the EaTcard App and implementing her business plan. In addition, Alexa has participated in the Pace App Hackathon and is an active member in eLab events. On campus, Alexa is the President of the Fashion Marketing Club, ProFASHIONals, and a member of the Pforzheimer Honors College. In the future, Alexa aims/aspires to manage business operations at a global tech company.

 

 

 


Preyash Vora, Dezer Research Fellow – Content Editor, Eco-Fusion

Preyash Vora is a full time graduate student at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. He will graduate in the year 2017 with a major in Finance. He is currently a Board member at the Lubin Graduate Society. After graduating with a Bachelors in Accounting and Finance from India, he worked at HDFC Asset Management Company as an investment analyst and market researcher. He has been a part of Model United Nations, heading the research team and has been an integral part in the event organization committee for inter school festivals and other events in high school. He loves doing photography, traveling and reading in his free time. His future aspiration is to be an Investment Analyst and a Venture Capitalist.

 


Wei Xia, Dezer Technical Fellow
 
Wei is an enthusiastic, diligent, outgoing student completing a Master's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at Pace University. He looks forward to working in the field of Computer Science and Software Development. Currently, He is a web developer in the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. This position requires not only excellent technical skills to develop and maintain the school website, but serious thinking and planning skills as well. Working as a web developer has taught him how to build and create beautiful and user-friendly websites. Naturally good at mathematics and algorithms, He also has a strong educational background in Mathematics and Computer Science, and He knows how to apply one to another.