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 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.
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.
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 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.