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.


Hackathon

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In a world of limitless possibilities – how do you connect a customer with their dream experience? Join us for this year’s Hospitality Hackathon focusing on creating personalized digital customer journeys to deliver world-class, differentiated experiences for travelers across the world. Click here to learn more.


Engagement

Engagement

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. Learn More


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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Members

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

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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

Danny Stein '92

Welcome new advisory board member Danny Stein

Danny Stein is a seasoned, growth-oriented executive with over 27 years of operating and investment experience across media…

Speak2 Systems

Student hospitality startups win $37.5K at competition

When Ori Belson ’19, a mechanical engineering major taking pre-med classes, shadowed doctors in intensive care units…

Yaniv Blumenfeld

Welcome new advisory board member Yaniv Blumenfeld

Yaniv is the founder of Glacier and is responsible for the company’s strategic direction and oversees…

Upcoming Events

December 6, 2019

Pitch competition rewards new ‘way’ to pay restaurants

The Pillsbury Institute's pitch competition awarded top prizes to undergraduates in SHA, Dyson, and ILR and a grad student in the MMH program.

November 4, 2019

Andrew Quagliata teaches aspiring entrepreneurs the art of communication

Andrew Quagliata teaches aspiring entrepreneurs communication skills that can help boost their careers and bring success to other areas of their lives, too.

October 3, 2019

Hackathon merges data savvy with passion for hospitality

The 2019 Hospitality Hackathon, hosted by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship, asked students: “In a world of limitless possibilities, how do you connect a customer with their dream experience?”