Bhavna Punjwani

Entrepreneurial Assistance Program Director

Bhavna directs the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program, which is a state funded program offering resources to entrepreneurs in the pre-startup, startup, and growth stages. She is responsible for the program’s business plan training, mentorship assistance, veteran entrepreneur assistance, and technical assistance such as registering businesses and legal setup, applying for licenses and permits, writing business plans, and creating marketing and financial strategies.She is also one of QEDC’s business counselors, specializing in the food industry and working closely with our Entrepreneur Space Kitchen Incubator’s clients. In the five years she has been here, she has counseled over 350 entrepreneurs in various stages.

Joining the QEDC in 2014, Bhavna started as a business services intern, and has held various positions such as program assistant and business advisor since then. She can speak fluently in English, Hindi, and Sindhi, and is striving to speak Spanish fluently by 2020.

Nigeria-Born, Bhavna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business and Liberal Arts from Queens College. In her free time, Bhavna is active on an Indian Fusion dance team at Queens College and takes afrobeat classes.

You can contact her at BPunjwani@queensny.org