Nikhil Kalyankar is the Associate Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) at Pace University. The eLab was launched in 2012 and Nikhil was hired as the inaugural Associate Director. As a new hire, Nikhil was responsible for advising students with regards to business plan development and business pitch preparation. However, after seeing a promising first year performance, the University higher management took several initiatives and entrusted him with complete responsibility.
Through these initiatives and Nikhil’s diligent & scrupulous efforts, the eLab grew from being a showcase facility into a fully functioning department. Nikhil secured funds from various sources to increase the number of staff positions from 3 in 2012 to 10 in 2014. He oversees and provides leadership to eLab staff in performing highly professional tasks including event management, project management, market research, financial analysis, video recording, video editing, creative design, web design and web development.
Nikhil is accountable for all the operations associated with the lab from start to finish. With absolute attention to detail and clear responsibilities to student assistants, Nikhil has delivered successfully and exceed expectations. Nikhil has managed multiple responsibilities and expectations with ease. From event management to program management, from creative design to high tech web development and from grant writing to business advising, from purchasing & procurement to contracting & reimbursement.
Prior to joining full time at Pace, 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.
Venture Analysis, Business Plan Development, Market Research, Financial Planning
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