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Ashish Bhatia is a Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship and the founding Academic Director of NYU Stern’s newest undergraduate degree program, a B.S. in Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship.

Professor Bhatia is the visionary behind NYU Stern's innovative BTE program, an undergraduate degree program that places a strong emphasis on immersive experiential learning, particularly at the dynamic crossroads of business, technology, and entrepreneurship. His commitment to fostering entrepreneurship is evident in his teaching, where he teaches an Integrated Approach to entrepreneurial methods empowering the next generation of business and society leaders to play transformational roles in the 21st century. Professor Bhatia's dedication to this pedagogical approach led to the creation of The Founder Challenge, a platform designed to advance entrepreneurial education and empower student entrepreneurs in realizing their goals.

Professor Bhatia is a recognized researcher with publications featured in outlets like Harvard Business Review, the Academy of Management, and TechCrunch. His insights have also been sought by prominent media platforms such as MSNBC and Bloomberg.


Beyond his academic and research pursuits, Professor Bhatia actively contributes to the startup ecosystem by serving as an investor and advisor to minority- and female-led startups, a board member at Cosecha Partners, and a member of the Economic Club of New York. His versatile career has spanned various interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial roles, including his tenure as Assistant Dean of Students Engagement and Innovation for the undergraduate college. Prior to his academic career, Professor Bhatia served as a market economist and policy advisor for both the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the World Gold Council.


Professor Bhatia is an alumnus of the NYU Stern Undergraduate College and received his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has a doctorate in education from University of Pennsylvania where his dissertation focused on entrepreneurship education received distinction.

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