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.

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



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

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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

Entrepreneurs Roundtable

Entrepreneurs roundtable discussion focuses on communication

A Communication for Entrepreneurs Roundtable discussion explored communications and relationship building...

Refreshments and a note attached to a bag in front of a hotel-room TV

Travel industry is still searching for ways to make eco-friendly habits stick

Claire Cutting, director of sustainability for Marriott International, spoke at the Sustainable Tourism Entrepreneurship and Destination Asset Management Roundtable.

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Why your upscale restaurant server still takes your order by hand, even though technology abounds

There's one type of establishment where it's unlikely your order will be taken by a device: fine dining restaurants.

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