Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director

Phone: 212-618-6663
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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

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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.



Paul Artemou, Graduate Assistant

Paul is a joint JD/MBA student at Pace University, expecting to graduate in August, 2016.  He is the Business and Social Media Editor for Pace International Law Review at Pace Law School. Most of Paul's experience was acquired working as an in-house legal intern for Westcon Group, Inc. and Akorn, Inc. Additionally, Paul has worked as a Summer Legal Intern for Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP. After admission to the New York State Bar, Paul plans to work with start-ups, advising them of their legal responsibilities and consulting them on their corporate strategies.  Paul obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in 2012 from Queens College, City University of New York.



Vidur Bhatia, Dezer Research Fellow – Digital Marketer, Eco-Fusion

Drawing my bout of inspiration from a dictum by Reggie Leach, “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire”, since childhood I strived for bigger challenges in life. My hitherto individual, academic and professional success singularly rests on one fundamental principle, self-worth. Instituting a positive change and constant improvement in my work, I consistently aim to become better at what I do. To transform challenges of today into opportunities of tomorrow, an MBA is essential. As a young professional and MBA candidate at Pace University, New York with 4 years of experience in the digital marketing industry, I focus on delivering impeccable service & performance. Well versed with online media and driven by passion for marketing & advertising I am motivated to overcome challenges thrown at me.


Elodie Brule, Video Resource Intern

I am Elodie Brule, actually in New York City from January, I was a student in Pace University during three months, in the competitive program in Business Management. I am following a Master Degree Program (5 years) in a French Business school, which is called EM Normandie. During these years I could acquire knowledge in class such as finance, marketing, logistic, etc. and in the practical field also with internships or concretes cases with companies. The special feature of my training is the opening on the international world. I spent one semester in a Finish university (Kuopio). I made an internship in Japan (Tokyo). Then, I am here. All of these experiences allowed me to gain some open mindedness. Which is primordial in the professional world. Everything was really rewarding. And it will be a real asset for my adaptation in a new atmosphere of work.


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.



Virali Jhaveri, Video Resources UX/UI Designer

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.



Oltan Kilic, Social Media Marketing Intern

My name is Oltan Kilic, I live in Caen (France). I am 22 years old. I am a student in the business school: Em Normandie. Before to be in this school, I was in public university of Caen, where I follow courses in marketing, finance, project management, companies laws, accounting, etc. I have had the chance to follow this bachelor with a professional experience in Renault Truck Blainville, a factory where they make Trucks. Plus, I practice Judo for fifteen year includes 7 years in sport-study program. I had the opportunities to participate in the France championship and one European cup. Today, I follow courses in Pace University in business department with the student exchange program. I am glad to increase my international experience with an internship in the eLab.



Philippine Lipka, Video Resource Intern

My name is Philippine Lipka. I am an international student currently enrolled at the Normandy Business School in France. As part of my studies, I have attended a semester at Fachhoschule University in Augsburg, Germany and one at Pace University, Manhattan. As part of my training, I also had the chance to do internships in various French companies. During those internships, I used what I have learned during my lectures at the Normandy Business School. I worked in marketing department, I managed several people and I have improved my communication skills. I have also run various projects in my school. I had been the leader of a group of students organizing events at school and did the 4L Trophy, the European biggest humanitarian race through France, Spain and Morocco desert in order to built schools. I also have been a communication junior adviser for a French start-up called “Les animaux de la Fee” which sells animal material online.



Jia Liu, Dezer Research Fellow – UX/UI & Graphics Designer, Voiceitt; 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.



Julie Turgis, Social Media Marketing Intern

My name is Julie Turgis. I am an international student currently evolving at the EM Normandie in France. As part of my studies, I have made a semester at Portsmouth University and at Pace University. As part of my studies, I also made internships in various French companies. During those internships, I used what I have learned during my courses at the EM Normandie. I worked in accountancy, I managed several people and I have improved my communication skills. I have also run various projects in my school. I had been the leader of a group of students helping other students in a high school for their homework and final exams. I also have been a junior adviser for a French start-up called “CE Primeur” which delivers food in French companies.


Wei Xia, Dezer Technical Fellow - Web Developer
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.