December 11, 2017

Noteworthy: Hotelies featured in Forbes’ 2018 30 Under 30

Three Hotelies are in this annual collection of young stars in 20 different industries ranging from finance to food and from sports to enterprise technology.

November 7, 2017

Pillsbury Institute Welcomes 2017–2018 Entrepreneurs in Residence

Attention students! Are you searching for way to discover what your future career as an entrepreneur could look like? Check out the Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneurs in Residence program.

The Leland C.

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October 3, 2017

Student entrepreneur Rob Karp is miles ahead

When it came to starting his own business, Rob Karp ’19 was miles ahead of his peers. He was all of 14 when he turned his passion for airlines and his prowess for numbers

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September 5, 2017

Catching up with entrepreneur Mark Thompson ’08

In the year since we featured Mark in the Fall 2016 issue of Hotelie magazine, the now former Wall Street financial analyst has opened his first Harlem Coffee Co. premium coffee lounge at 117th Street and Lenox Avenue, in the heart of Harlem. Business is

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May 30, 2017

Happy ten-year anniversary, Pillsbury Institute

“We are all entrepreneurs of our own lives and careers. We make endless choices: where to live, what job to take, whom to marry, how to save versus spend our money. Entrepreneurship is really creating the life you want. The more you know about entrepreneurship, the better you will

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December 15, 2016

Restaurant Entrepreneurship students get a grand taste of Wegmans

By Jeannie Griffith

At the end of a daylong trip to Rochester in November, 15 students in Giuseppe Pezzotti’s Restaurant Entrepreneurship class were treated to a sumptuous private dinner hosted by the general manager of an upscale restaurant in the upscale suburb of Pittsford. The meal

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May 17, 2016

Restaurant Concept Fair: An exercise in hospitality entrepreneurship

At the School of Hotel Administration (SHA), students receive expert instruction on the fundamentals of a business education from world-leading faculty. But SHA goes beyond that by teaching students to design and deliver services that tap into the emotional needs of customers.


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December 16, 2015

SHA students mentored by Ken Fearn, noted entrepreneur and civic leader

By Sandi Mulconry

“Be preposterous.”

Kenneth Fearn received that advice from his mentor, commercial real estate icon John Cushman, and took it to heart, founding Integrated Capital, a hotel-focused, private real estate advisory and investment firm, in 2004.

Now, as a participant in the

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September 18, 2015

Entrepreneurs in Residence: mentoring students with entrepreneurial dreams

By Sandi Mulconry

At cafes where the drinks are delicious but culture is king, Nick Bayer, A&S ’00, founder and chief executive officer of Saxbys Coffee, seeks to “make life better” for his 20,000 daily guests.

Saxbys is not your typical coffee shop—it’s

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August 4, 2015

Liz Ngonzi advocates for South African youth

By Sherrie Negrea

Liz Ngonzi, MMH ’98 was running her own fundraising business in New York when she learned that a nonprofit in South Africa was looking for someone to

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