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.



Nityanand Wachche, Student Assistant, Web Developer

Nityanand is a student Assistant 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.​


Reynold D'silva, Dezer Event Fellow

Reynold D'silva is the Program Manager in the Entrepreneurship Lab. He is responsible for planning and executing various events for the eLab throughout the year. He completed his Bachelors and Masters from University of Mumbai. He is also currently pursuing his CFA and MBA in Investment Management. He comes from a finance background, with over 3 years’ experience in financial products and investment strategies. He writes blogs based on his social observation and introspection. Understanding the audience and creating quality content are tantamount to planning successful events, and that’s where Reynold’s strength lies. He loves to read, write and contemplate about business trends and life in general.



Fang Shen, Dezer Research Fellow - Marketing Finance Director, Qazoom

A firm believer in diversity, Fang is a passionate practitioner in cross-discipline research and cross-cultural communication. With an MA in History, Fang is pursuing her MS in Finance at Lubin School of Business. She has years of work experience in Shanghai, offering a wide range of services, from marketing, M&A, customer service and business advisory. Fang's diversified backgrounds will significantly integrate her skill package and contribute to her current project of Qazoom, in which she acts as the Director of Marketing Finance, conducting market research, brand promotion, CRM, and marketing financial analysis. Never settled inside her comfort zone, Fang is always eager to challenge herself and achieve more. In her spare time, Fang loves watching movies, reading broadly, doing community services and public speaking.​



Ankita Singh, Dezer Research Fellow - Business Development Manager, Hargol FoodTech

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.


Emre Turhan, Dezer Research Fellow - Business Development Manager, Hargol FoodTech

“Originally from Istanbul, after working for a brief while in NYC, Emre is currently in his final year in grad school, studying a Masters of Entrepreneurship. His background is in nutrition & food science and his ideas revolve around sustainability, food-health relationship and social work. His work in eLab consists of market research and looking for potential partnerships in grasshopper farming. While not at the office, you can find him outdoors, backpacking remote places, trekking or traveling on motorbikes.”