The 11th Edition of the Innovation Network – Los Angeles, January 2013

The mission of the Pillsbury Institute is to provide activities and venues that allow aspiring student entrepreneurs the chance to implement their entrepreneurial knowledge through programs such as the Hospitality Business Plan Competition, entrepreneurs in residence, the Innovation Network, and internships. Through these programs, we are able to guide students in the study of entrepreneurship and innovation and connect them with successful hospitality entrepreneurs and innovators.

Innovation Network 2013 provided ten School of Hotel Administration students with the rare opportunity to engage and network with alumni, donors, and top-level executives from all over the world. In addition, it provided them an opportunity to enhance their public speaking skills and learn more about innovation that is occurring right now in the hospitality industry. Through this program, the Pillsbury Institute was able to give the students practical experience to help them link classroom theory to real-world experiences.

Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this opportunity possible!

Access Point Financial
Castello Banfi
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Thayer Ventures
Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc.