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Third Annual Entrepreneurs Roundtable
Come hear Lubin entrepreneurs Scarlett Loughlin (Undergraduate), John Harrison (Graduate), and Kumesh Aroomoogan (BBA ‘14) talk about various startup stages.
- Scarlett is at the initial idea stage
- John is at the prototyping and implementation stage
- Kumesh has a successful venture that is at the rapid expansion stage.
Scarlett and John were awarded $7,500 each through the 2015-2016 Ted and Pat Levine Proof of Concept Entrepreneurship Initiative to develop and test their new business concepts. The audience can learn more about this program, and how it is helping students
On Thursday, February 25th 2016
5:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Aniello Bianco Room (Multipurpose Room)
New York City Campus, NY 10038
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Roundtable discussion
7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Audience Q&A
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Networking
Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Lab
Bruce Bachenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Management and Executive 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
Kumesh Aroomoogan, Co-Founder and CEO, Accern Corporation
Kumesh Aroomoogan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Accern, a startup applying artificial intelligence to derive trading analytics from 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern currently serves some of the largest quantitative hedge funds worldwide. Kumesh has worked side-by-side with multiple hedge funds in helping them integrate social media data into their automated trading strategies. Prior to Accern, Kumesh worked in corporate finance at Citigroup, SIFMA, and Ford Foundation. He graduated from Pace University with a BBA in Public Accounting in 2014. Kumesh also writes for Forbes Magazine covering Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Quant Finance.
John Harrison, Founder, MugClubs.com
John Harrison is presently a full-time student at Pace University pursuing his MBA in Strategic Management, where he is also a Graduate Assistant at the Entrepreneurship Lab. Beyond his studies, Mr. Harrison completes consulting work as head of operations for a technology start-up in the food service industry, Sabor Inc., and as the Finance lead for a Biopharma start-up that is specializing in stem cell research, BioGenCell Limited. Furthermore, Mr. Harrison is the acting Controller for Some Spider LLC, a digital media start-up with annualized sales of over $1.5 million. Lastly, John has been a small business owner since 2014 when he purchased, remodeled, and rebranded a bar & restaurant in San Angelo, TX. Having graduated Lehigh University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Finance in 2005 John chose to pursue his professional interests at Johnson & Johnson. Over the next eight years John took on increasing levels of responsibility, rising to the position of Senior Manager before leaving J&J in 2013. Mr. Harrison left corporate life to pursue his MBA in the hopes of eventually entering a faster paced and more agile business environment. The opportunity to make decisions that directly impact business outcomes has led John to make the leap into entrepreneurship, and has inspired his efforts to found MugClubs.com.
Scarlett Loughlin, Founder, TRIESSS Fashionable Athletic Swimwear
Scarlett is a current sophomore at Pace University Pforzhheimer Honors College. She is a student athlete, currently taking on two internships and designing her own swimwear line. Active member of the Pace University Women’s Swimming and Diving team, she has been swimming for all of her life. Aside from swimming, she practices yoga, surfing, blogging, and has a passion for fashion. One morning at swim practice this past summer, the idea to create a bathing suit fit for the lifestyle of a fashion guru athlete like herself popped into her head. The thoughts turned into ideas, the ideas turned into a plan, and quickly the soon-to-be brand TRIESSS •Swim•Sand•Surf• was to be born. Now with the help of Pace University’s eLab and the Ted and Pat Levine Entrepreneurial Grant, she is dedicated to working on TRIESSS and making her passion collide with her dreams come true.