The Eighth Annual Entrepreneurship Networking Event
Come talk about entrepreneurship with your fellow students!
The Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) is excited to announce our Annual Networking Event. Don't miss this opportunity to network with your fellow students who are excited about entrepreneurship. Those interested in exploring or developing their own business will be able to share ideas and expertise in an informal setting. Students will also learn about valuable resources from Prof. Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director, and Jonathan Lee, Associate Director of the eLab This year’s Special Guest Speaker is Pace alumna Paige Cecchi, who will speak about opportunities in the emerging cannabis industry. Please join us on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. on October 7th.
Open to all Pace students and alumni!
Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting: 953 4556 4074
Zoom Password: 488921
6:00 – 6:15 Introduction and Overview
6:15 – 7:00 Special Guest Speaker Paige Cecchi
7:00 – 7:30 Student Exchange
Special Guest Speaker
Cannabis Industry 101
How to break into one of America’s fastest growing industries. Learn what it takes to capitalize on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be at the forefront of an industry that is expected to create thousands of job opportunities.
The views expressed by the program participants are their own and are not offered for or on behalf of Pace University, and do not reflect the positions or opinions of the University.
Paige Cecchi graduated magna cum laude from Pace University with a B.S. in Business Economics in 2015. During her undergraduate studies, Paige launched her first company SheerStock, won the 10th Annual Pace Pitch Contest, and secured additional funding through the Ted and Pat Levine Entrepreneurship Grant. Paige was also part of the SIFE team that won a spot at the Regional competition and participated on the Federal Reserve Challenge Team that placed nationally. She wrote her Pforzheimer Honors College thesis on The Economics of Cannabis Legalization in Colorado which sparked her interest in joining the growing cannabis industry.
After graduation, Paige moved to Colorado to expand her network and learn first-hand how adult-use regulations were rolling out across the state and influencing the future of legalization. A fierce networker who embraces opportunity, she has served as a trusted strategic advisor, confidant, and source of industry expertise for over 6 years. Her diverse skillset has supported a wide range of consulting roles that vary from treating animals with cannabis to inventing a consumption device inspired by a tube of mascara. Her work has taken her to Prague, Barcelona, Hong Kong, and every major trade show in between where she has hosted some of the best attended industry events. As an angel investor Paige creates positive social change by investing in passionate entrepreneurs who are leading the way as cannabis enters the mainstream – from investing capital to helping with business plan creation, launch planning, branding and more.
Paige currently serves as a Corporate Development and Mergers and Acquisitions consultant for TerrAscend, a public multi-state operator (MSO) with operations in Canada, California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. In the two years since she has been with the firm, she worked to secure a coveted vertically integrated license in New Jersey and her team has closed acquisitions in excess of $250M+ in value.
Paige is pursuing her M.S. degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics through the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s inaugural program and will graduate in May 2021.
Bruce Bachenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Management and Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. He 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.
He will provide introductory remarks and go over the academic side of the Entrepreneurship Program at Pace University's Lubin School of Business.
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.
He will provide background with respect to the student activities occurring at the Pace Entrepreneurship Lab.
Previous Annual Entrepreneurship Networking Events
Seventh Annual Entrepreneurship Networking Event (October 3rd, 2019)
Sixth Annual Entrepreneurship Networking Event (October 4th, 2018)
Fifth Annual Entrepreneurship Networking Event (October 5th, 2017)
Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Networking Event (September 29th, 2016)
Third Annual Entrepreneurship Networking Event (October 8th, 2015)
Second Annual Entrepreneurship Networking Event (November 4th, 2014)
First Annual Entrepreneurship Networking Event (October 19th, 2012)