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.

Jonathan Lee, Associate Director

Phone: 212-618-6663

Jonathan Lee is the Associate Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. He began his career as a research assistant at Harvard University, served as an officer in the United States Air Force as a scientist and program manager at the AF Research Laboratory, and in the AF Reserves as an instructor. Most recently he worked in data and products for UBS Asset Management Technology. He holds a BS, cum laude from Tufts University, and an MS, top graduate, from Pace University.



Abhishek Surve, Student Assistant, Web Developer

Abhishek currently works as a Student Assistant - Web Developer at the eLab and is responsible for designing the eLab website using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. He is a full-time Graduate student pursuing his masters in Information Systems at Pace University. He has also completed a 26-week graduate level compliance certificate program (CCRP) at Lubin School of Business in association with AIBACP. Abhishek earned his bachelor’s degree from Mumbai University in Computer Science & Engineering and has 2+ years of experience (IT Coordinator and Lead Analyst) in the IT field. He firmly believes in setting a realistic goal and strives hard to achieve it through self-belief, confidence and positive attitude. He has nurtured his passion for photography while he was working as a Head Photographer for a food delivery start-up in India for 2 years.


Nityanand Wachche,Dezer Technical Fellow

Nityanand is a Dezer Technical Fellow at the eLab Pace University, where he develops, modifies and updates the eLab website using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and design flyer using Adobe InDesign.He is pursuing his Masters in Information system with concentration in data analysis at Pace University.prior to Pace, he worked as a Associate Consultant for Capgemini India pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, India with vast experience on Salesforce salescloud,PL/SQL,HTML etc. Nityanand got his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Mumbai University, India where he was head of public relations for ACM chapter and University Representative in student council. He is graduating in May 2019 and pursuing a career as a Data Analyst. Nityanand is very much passionate about photography and in his spare time, he likes to capture photos, read cognitive psychology related books and listen to music.His experience at both technical and non-technical field highlights his ability to easily work in teams, strong verbal communication skills and good decision making power.


Shaily Tiwari, Dezer Event Fellow

Shaily is the Dezer Event Fellow in the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. She is the current responsible for the management of all the events eLab organizes throughout the year. Shaily is currently pursuing her Masters in Information Systems at Pace University. She has obtained her MBA in Business Management from India with 4.8 years of experience in Business Analyst, Operations and Data Management with Goldman Sachs, Tech Mahindra (IT consulting Org.) and TVS (Indian Automobile Co.). Having a wide exposure of management experience, Shaily is fairly equipped with decision making abilities, team work and strategic management skill and is trying to make an amalgamation of Business and Technology through her masters program. Shaily is trained in western jazz dance, likes travelling, loves horror movies, has interests in public speaking forums and content writing.


Brianna Torres, Graduate Assistant

Brianna is the Social Media Manager in the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. She is the current GA responsible for social media strategy and promoting eLab events through multiple platforms. Brianna is currently pursuing her MBA in Human Resource Management at Pace University. She has obtained her BBA in Business Management with a concentration in HR from Pace University at the Westchester campus, where she was Vice President of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority and a student-athlete on the Cheerleading team. Last summer she had the opportunity to study abroad in Rome, Italy where she studied religion and art history. Additionally, Brianna was the Human Resource Intern at Westchester Country Club where she acquired many skills that will help in pursuing her dream of becoming a Director of HR in the health and fitness industry.



Nidhi Agarwal, Program and Marketing Manager, WINT

Nidhi Agarwal is a junior at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. Her major is in Marketing with a concentration in Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications and minor is professional Sales and Selling Management. From the previous internships she’s had, she has realized the ability to work under pressure, excellent attention to detail and a fast learner. Through this, she has also learned that she works very well in groups.



Brad Jones, Program and Marketing Manager, WINT

Brad Jones is a Senior at Pace University, where he is pursuing a degree in Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Mr. Jones has a Military background, being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 2013. Mr. Jones has worked in various roles throughout the world, and with over 10 years of work experience he has obtained a strong aptitude for customer service, sales, marketing and management. Throughout his professional and student careers, Mr. Jones has been captivated by entrepreneurial activities, and constantly pursues innovation.



Ankita Singh, Dezer Research Fellow - Marketing Manager, FirstPoint Mobile Guard Ltd

Ankita is from Mumbai, India. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Marketing Management at Pace University. She comes from a startup background with 5 years of experience in marketing innovative healthcare products across Southeast Asia. Having worked on various aspects of business from product development to marketing strategy to sales, she believes drive and determination makes you achieve the impossible. Ankita is a marathon runner and trained in classical dance. She is passionate about science and loves watching sci-fiction in her spare time.



Bhavin Ghoghari, Dezer Research Fellow - Marketing Manager, FirstPoint Mobile Guard Ltd

Bhavin Ghoghari is a graduate student at Pace University majoring in Customer Intelligence and Analytics. He is passionate about marketing and what excites him the most about this is the very unpredictable and ever changing behaviour of consumers. He had his first internship with Buzzinga Digital where he quickly learnt about digital marketing and social media platforms. He also use to drive insights from Google Analytics and Facebook Insights to understand the consumer journey further. He is now a part of eLab as a Dezer Research Fellow which he believes is the perfect opportunity to apply the concepts learnt in Customer Intelligence and Analytics class. Besides marketing, he is passionate about long distance running and have ran a half marathon and now aims to run full marathon and then try triathlon, ultra marathon, and climb Mt Everest one fine day.



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