Pillsbury Institute's Hospitality Entrepreneurship Roundtable

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February 20, 2015 8:00 AM

This Roundtable is chaired by Mona Anita K. Olsen, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Academic Director of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. The inaugural Roundtable hosted by the Pillsbury Institute will cover the following topics:

Franchise Relationships: One Route to Self-Employment
Facilitators: Joe Tagliente, Managing Partner, Lenrock Management Group, and Benjamin Lawrence, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Food and Beverage Management, Cornell University
Student Perspective: Ted Kelso MMH ´15

Funding: The Masses Versus Formal Capital in Hospitality Entrepreneurship
Facilitator: Susan Fleming, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer of Management & Organizational Behavior, Cornell University
Student Perspective: Maggie Lo MMH ´15

Opportunity Recognition in the Food and Beverage Industry
Facilitator: Neil Tarallo, Senior Lecturer of Management & Organizational Behavior, Cornell University
Student Perspective: Jesse Dwyer MMH ´15

The Future of Apps, Automation, and 3D Printing in the Hospitality Industry
Facilitator: Jeffrey Lipton, Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell Creative Machines Lab, Cornell University, Chief Technology Officer, Seraph Robotics
Student Perspective: Cassandra Glowaczewski ´15

Start-up Legal Considerations for Entrepreneurs
Facilitator: Adam Klausner, J.D., Senior Lecturer of Law, Cornell University, and Kubs Lalchandani, Co-Founder and Partner, Lalchandani Simon PL
Student Perspective: Kelly McDarby ´16

Participants include:
Stephen Asprinio '04, Principal, S.A. Hospitality
Mairin Barnes MMH '14, BA '08, Founder, Sweet Whistle
Jesse Dwyer MMH ´15, Cornell University
Susan Fleming MA '08, PhD '10, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University
Ian Gaffney, Owner, Emmy’s Organics, Inc.
Cassandra Glowaczewski ´15, Cornell University
Emily Gottschalk '82, CEO, The Garr Group, Inc.
Julia Heyer '00, Founder and Managing Director, Heyer Performance
Leslie Kaplan, Co-Founder, The Piping Gourmets
Steven Kay '94, Founder, Mel's Burger Bar
Ted Kelso MMH ´15, Cornell University
Adam Klausner BA '84, JD '88, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University
Kubs Lalchandani SHA '99, JD '04, Managing Partner, Lalchandani Simon
Ben Lawrence '97, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
Jeffrey Lipton '10, PhD Candidate, Cornell University
Maggie Lo MMH ´15, Cornell University
Brett Massimino, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
Toranosuke Matsuoka, Managing Partner, Big Fish Inc.
Kelly McDarby ´16, Cornell University
Douglas Messinger, VP and Managing Director International, Sweet Street Desserts
Phil Miller '83, Managing Director, Philippus Miller III & Associates LLC, Hospitality Executive Search
Kyle Reardon '06, MBA '14, Co-Founder and COO, Firelight Camps
Sandy Solmon, President and CEO, Sweet Street Desserts
Joseph Tagliente '89, Managing Partner, Lenrock Management Group
Neil Tarallo, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University
Stephen Thomson '82, President, Mailboxes Unlimited Ltd.
Bradley Weiss MMH '03, Managing Member, Level B LLC


Statler Hall




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