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November 2020

PIHE: COVID-Safe Hotels Health Innovations for Guests and Employees

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

EVENT OVERVIEW It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the hotel industry as hard as — if not harder than — any other sector. While many aspects of the pandemic’s economic slowdown remain outside the industry’s control, it’s imperative that hotels think creatively about ways to ensure guest comfort and safety. It’s equally important to reassure guests by effectively communicating the steps that have been taken to prevent the spread of the disease. Some of these safety measures…

PIHE’s Entrepreneurs in Residence: Brandon Barton ’03

November 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Key areas of expertise: Restaurant Technology Startups SaaS Sales Brandon is a hospitality tech entrepreneur who has used his experience working in operations at the top hospitality groups such as Danny Meyer’s USHG and Patina Restaurant Group to build and scale early stage tech products that help restaurateurs. He is currently CEO of Bite, the best in class digital ordering solution for restaurants, leading the company to incredible growth within top QSR brands like Chick Fil A, Taco Johns, and…

PIHE- Hospitality Business Plan Competition Registration Deadline

November 19 @ 5:00 pm EST

It’s time to register for the 2021 Hospitality Business Plan Competition! If you are looking to join a team or are looking for members to join your team, please contact Michelle Ciaschi at mlc296@cornell.edu. Full details about this year’s competition can be found here. A few rules to remember: This competition is open to ALL CU students Teams can consist of 2-5 team members Link to register your team for the competition: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site/CornellBPC_2020 Choose a “team captain” who will take the…

CIFBM: The Future of Senior Living: Expectations, Challenges, and Innovations

November 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am EST

Event Overview As baby boomers grow older, there is an increasing demand for senior living facilities in general, as well as specific industry changes that will accommodate the lifestyle requirements of this particular generation. As a result, owners, operators, and service providers are reimagining senior living and implementing hospitality, design, and healthcare changes we could not have imagined a decade ago. Facilities are being designed — and redesigned — to account for the wants and needs of their residents along…

PIHE’s Entrepreneurs in Residence: Brandon Barton ’03

November 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Key areas of expertise: Restaurant Technology Startups SaaS Sales Brandon is a hospitality tech entrepreneur who has used his experience working in operations at the top hospitality groups such as Danny Meyer’s USHG and Patina Restaurant Group to build and scale early stage tech products that help restaurateurs. He is currently CEO of Bite, the best in class digital ordering solution for restaurants, leading the company to incredible growth within top QSR brands like Chick Fil A, Taco Johns, and…

CIHLER: 19th Annual Labor & Employment Law Roundtable

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until December 2, 2020

Event Overview Each year, the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER), with support from Cornell Law School, hosts a Labor and Employment Law Roundtable. This roundtable offers a forum for industry and academia to address current issues regarding labor and employment law. This year’s event will be broken into four virtual sessions, culminating with a public roundtable on December 2. This discussion will look ahead to the expected labor policies of the incoming Biden administration and…

December 2020

PIHE’s Entrepreneurs in Residence: Meli James ’00

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am HST
Meli James

Key areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship Venture Capital E-commerce Digital Marketing Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Meli James is a cofounder at Mana Up, an initiative to expand economic opportunity, business infrastructure, and higher wage jobs in Hawai’i. Its six-month accelerator program enables Hawaiʻi product entrepreneurs to scale their businesses globally. Mana Up operates a retail business, House of Mana Up, to connect people to local brands. Additionally, she is president of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association, an organization that seeks to…

PIHE’s Entrepreneurs in Residence: Danny Stein ’92

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Key areas of expertise: Media & Tech Startups Investing Operating Investing in impact & Sustainability Danny Stein is a seasoned, growth-oriented executive with over 27 years of operating and investment experience across media, technology and consumer businesses. Stein has managed across the full life-cycle of deal origination through exit for small and mid-cap public and private companies. Currently, Stein is a Managing Partner of Volery Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in in asset managers that generate positive…

PIHE’s Entrepreneurs in Residence: Patrick Bosworth

December 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Key areas of expertise: Saas Software Hotel REvenue Fundraising Global Scaling Patrick is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University’s Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. He is currently in the process of launching his next company, which has not yet been announced. Patrick is an advisor to Duetto Research, which is a company he founded in 2012. He served as CEO, President & Chairman throughout his tenure at Duetto until deciding to join Royalton. He led the company to significant…

CIHLER: 19th Annual Labor & Employment Law Roundtable

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until December 2, 2020

Event Overview Each year, the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER), with support from Cornell Law School, hosts a Labor and Employment Law Roundtable. This roundtable offers a forum for industry and academia to address current issues regarding labor and employment law. This year’s event will be broken into four virtual sessions, culminating with a public roundtable on December 2. This discussion will look ahead to the expected labor policies of the incoming Biden administration and…

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