Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship


The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship engages leading industry experts and faculty to educate students and provide them with experiential opportunities to learn all aspects of entrepreneurship. To support these critical goals, the Pillsbury Institute offers students, entrepreneurs, and faculty an expanding range of courses, programs, and activities focused on advancing students’ entrepreneurship knowledge and mastery. 

PIHE Director

Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship, the leading venue for budding entrepreneurs, hospitality industry leaders, and researchers.

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At all stages of ideation, the Pillsbury Institute offers students, entrepreneurs, and faculty a broad range of courses, programs, and activities in which to engage.

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Corporate Relations


Giving Opportunities

Support an academic entrepreneurial program or finance a space where students can brainstorm and collaborate on business ideas and ventures.

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Become a member and help the Pillsbury Institute provide professional expertise for student entrepreneurs. 

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Event Sponsorship

Event Sponsorships

Help students develop their entrepreneurial spirit and sponsor an event, program, or internship at the Pillsbury Institute.

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Happening at the Institute

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Apply Now for the 2016 EBV Program

Applications for the 2016 programs are now being accepted on a rolling admissions basis. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and early application is encouraged.

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Leland Pillsbury

Leland Pillsbury Named Entrepreneur of the Year for 2016

Entrepreneurship at Cornell has announced that Leland C. Pillsbury ’69 has been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2016. He will be honored April 14-15 during Cornell’s annual entrepreneurship celebration conference in Ithaca...

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Institute Events

Pillsbury Institute Open House

Pillsbury Institute (289 Statler Hall)
Time to be announced

Pillsbury Institute Networking Event

Pillsbury Institute (289 Statler Hall)
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)

Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration
All day

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