Bruce Bachenheimer, Director

Phone: 212-618-6663
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Bruce Bachenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Management and the 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.


William Du, Graduate Assistant


William is an MBA student in the Lubin School of Business majoring in Financial Management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication and a Master degree in Telecommunication and Information System. He taught Calculus and Signal System classes in two colleges in 2011. In addition, he has experience in diverse domains such as website designing, fund placement and wealth management. William has an academic background in both finance and computer science and is committed to helping startup businesses with the business plan and increase synergy where technology intersects with business operations.


Yash Jhala, Graduate Assistant


Yash is an MS student in the Lubin School of Business majoring in Accounting. Originally from Naperville, Illinois, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Yash has experience in the corporate finance sectors at GE Capital and IBM, with a focus on financial planning & analysis and forecasting. His primary duties at the entrepreneurship lab at Pace University are to promote various e-lab events and assist budding entrepreneurs with their business plans and financial statements. Yash is an avid sports fan and enjoys exploring New York City and traveling.


Jia Kang, Student Assistant


Jia Kang is a graduate student at Lubin School of Business, majoring in Investment Management. He used to work at private banking division of China Construction Bank as a Lobby Leader. In addition, he has technical skills in multimedia software, such Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects. At eLab, his work covers photography, video editing and graphic design. Also, he has a Bachelor's Degree in English with a concentration in interpreting.