Administration & Staff


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 an Emeritus Board Member and past Chair of the New York City Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum and served on the organization’s Global Board. 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. He holds a BBA, Summa Cum Laude, from Pace University and received the McKinsey & Company Leadership Scholarship to pursue an MBA degree, which he earned from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Elizabeth Jovanoska, Associate Director

Phone: 212-618-6667

Elizabeth Jovanoska is the Associate Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab. Elizabeth plays the role of a mentor and a guide to students interested in entrepreneurship. She helps students execute their business strategy and implement marketing and technology strategies. She leads a team of student assistants to create and organize events including Annual Pace Pitch Contest, Speaker Series and Workshops. Elizabeth has over 14 years of strategy, business development and marketing experience in the financial services sector with her most recent role at American Express, Sydney, Australia. Her passion is in entrepreneurship, and has run her own online start-up in the fashion industry. Elizabeth holds an executive MBA degree from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia.



Nidhi Agarwal, Business Development Representative, OMGwhen

Nidhi is an international freshman from Chennai, India. She completed her schooling from Indus International School, Bangalore. She is pursuing a degree in Marketing at 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 of the companies she interned for. She hopes to lead the marketing teams of one of the top companies one day.



Aniket Dharmik, Dezer Technical Fellow

Aniket is pursuing his Masters in Computer Science at Pace University. Before that, Aniket got his bachelor's degree in 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 to music and watch movies.



Rachel Engelberg, Dezer Research Fellow - Creative Director, OMGwhen

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 organization in Vienna, for something she was very passionate about. She founded Hillel Group, a Jewish youth organization. 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, Dezer Research Fellow - UX/UI & Graphics Designer, IPgallery

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 obtained her Master of Science diploma from Pace University in 2015. Since her childhood, Sukun has been interested with interactive digital media technology and received an 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.


Jia Liu, Student Assistant, Web Developer

Jia is now a graduate student in Pace University majoring in Computer Science, with vast experiences on Java, Android development, HTML, CSS, Javascript, MySQL, Swift, Matlab, etc. He is graduating in summer 2017 and pursuing a career as a software engineer. He’s received scientific training for years and also holds a M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Alabama. He worked as a summer intern in Western Digital, Inc. in 2015.



Rachel McCauley, Graduate Assistant

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 Shen, Dezer Research Fellow - Marketing Finance Director, IPgallery

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.