Speakers

WELCOME

Neil S. Braun, Dean, Lubin School of Business

Neil S. Braun has served as the Dean of Pace University's Lubin School of Business in New York since July 2010. He currently serves on the board of directors of
IMAX Corporation and national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength, and he has previously been President of the NBC Television Network, Chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment, an internet and environmental entrepreneur, a film producer, and a corporate attorney. Mr. Braun has taught an MBA course in economic models of media and entertainment at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kane Sarhan, Co-Founder, Enstitute

Kane Sarhan is not your typical 26 year old. As the co-founder of Enstitute, Kane is reinventing higher education through apprenticeships with the best entrepreneurs in the world. Previously, Kane has launched and run his own magazine, The College Gossip Chronicles, raised over 100k for hackny, a non-profit in New York City and was the Creative Director at LocalResponse, a top New York city tech startup.

Kane has been named a 2013 Echoing Green Fellow, a 2012 Francis Hesselbein Institute NEXT Leader of the Future, and Business Insider calls him a "Top 25 Young Innovator in New York Tech". Kane speaks often on education, innovation, and serendipity and has been featured in The New York Times, PBS, Forbes Magazine, CNN, The Huffington Post, and Fast Company.

For Kane, Enstitute is personal. Kane found his career and passion through two apprenticeships he completed, one in the hospitality industry, and one in the technology industry. Kane believe that "learning by doing" is the best way for young professionals to learn the skills and competencies they need to be successful in 21st century careers.

 

EMCEE

Bruce Bachenheimer, Director, Entrepreneurship Lab

Bruce Bachenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Management and Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the areas of entrepreneurship, management, and strategy. He is also the creator and organizer of the annual Pace Pitch Contest  and  Pace 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 serves on the Board of Directors & Advisors of LeadAmerica 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 and interviewed on radio and television