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.



Srikanth Bandaru, Technology Specialist

Srikanth is a Computer Science graduate student at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems. Srikanth co-founded a web development company ‘Color Layers’ to help his clients bring their ideas to life through design-oriented solutions. He played the role of a web strategy consultant specialized in Front-End Development. He is an Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer and is also an expert in video and photo editing using software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition, etc. Srikanth is tech blogger, an avid sports fan and also enjoys travel & modern art.  


John Harrison, Graduate Assistant

John is a Graduate Assistant at the eLab and recent began pursuing his MBA at Pace University.  Having graduated Lehigh University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Finance in 2005 John chose to pursue his professional interests as part of Johnson & Johnson’s Financial Leadership Development Program.  After two years in the program John graduated with a CMA, CFM, and Six Sigma Green Belt, and was promoted to the position of Senior Analyst.  Over the next six years John took on increasing levels of responsibility rising to the position of Senior Manager before leaving J&J in 2013.  As a GA John hopes to utilize his MBA at Pace and professional experience at Johnson & Johnson to be a valuable resource for the eLab and its associates in the coming years.  Outside the office John is an avid fan of the Yankees and New York Football Giants, fantasy sports fanatic, and also enjoys spending evenings with his wife out in Hoboken.

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.


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.

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.



Andrew Morales, Dezer Event Fellow

Andrew Morales is a research fellow working on the FreshBiz project. He is pursuing a Marketing degree with a concentration in Advertising and Promotion. Andrew is one of the founders of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Pace University. He is also Director of Events of the Advertising Club. Andrew grew up in England and Italy and is fluent in Italian and Spanish. He enjoys travelling, exploring new places, participating in competitive soccer and playing guitar.



Wei Xia, Dezer Technical Fellow
Wei Xia is a full time international graduate student at Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems pursuing his Master Science degree in Computer Science. He loves mobile application so much, and want to be an iOS developer in a tech company. He wants to build a beautiful and fantastic iOS application, which is pretty cool. In his opinion, Internet has already changed people's daily lives, especially smart phones. People use their smart phone a lot, while walking in the street, sitting down in the subway or having class at classrooms. His career goal is to establish a tech company and help more people to use the Internet and get benefits from the Internet.