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.
Nidhi is an international freshman from Chennai, India. She completed her schooling from Indus International school, Bangalore. She is pursuing a degree in marketing in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University and her expected date of graduation is May 2020. She has done various internships in some of the top organizations in India. She is also very active in volunteering. She started her own non-profit called H2GoodHealth when she was in India through which she started the water supply in the villages near one the companies she interned for. She hopes to lead the marketing teams of one of the top companies one day.
Aniket is pursuing his Masters in Computer science at Pace University. Before that, Aniket got his bachelor degree on computer science from Mumbai University, India. After his bachelor’s degree he worked as a Software Engineer for 3i Infotech Pvt Ltd., Mumbai, India with vast experience on PL/SQL, VB.NET, HTML, CSS, JAVA etc. He is graduating in May 2018 and pursuing a career as a software engineer. Aniket is very much passionate about photography and in his spare time, he likes to shoot photos, listen music and watch movies.
Rachel is from Vienna, Austria. She attended the American International School of Vienna there. She spent a gap year in Israel, greatly raising her interest in Israeli Start Up companies. She is studying Arts and Entertainment Management at Pace University. She like to take leadership roles, as she has done in high school. She was president of the Romanian Children’s Relief Club. She founded the Conquer Cancer Club at her school, becoming the president, and finding success after hard work and effort. Aside from leadership roles at school, she also decided to found an organisation in Vienna, for something she was very passionate about. She founded Hillel Group, a Jewish youth organisation. Her best skills include creativity, perseverance, and motivation.
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.
Sukun Li is a PhD Student in Computer Science at Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and put her research towards Virtual Reality and Big Data Visualization. She obtain her Master of science diploma from Pace University in 2015. Since her childhood, Sukun 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, and currently, she also is a web-engineer of Jeturtle group at New York City.
Rachel is pursuing her Masters in Financial Management at Pace University, expecting to graduate in May 2017. She previously graduated from Pace University in 2015 with her B.B.A in Finance. Rachel joins the team having served in various roles within the financial sector including investment banking, asset management and venture capital. Most recently, Rachel worked for a private equity firm where she assisted on two acquisitions and helped manage the day-to-day operations post-close. Previously, she interned at a venture capital group that focused primarily on healthcare and medical devices, during which time she was responsible for screening potential investments and conducting preliminary due diligence.
Fang is a graduate student from Lubin School of Business, double-majoring in MBA Financial Management and Information Systems. With years of working experience in Shanghai, Fang is a dedicated professional in Financial Analysis and Marketing Operations. Fang’s MBA background will greatly integrate and strengthen her skill package and contribute to the projects of Israel Entrepreneurship Initiative. Fang is a challenge taker and a pragmatic doer at work. Never settled with her comfort zone, Fang is always eager to learn more and achieve more. In her spare time, Fang loves watching movies & plays and working out.