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.
"Welcome to the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship (PIHE)! For more than a decade, PIHE has been the home of entrepreneurship activity at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration (SHA) and a vital voice for all issues affecting entrepreneurship at Cornell and within the hospitality industry." Read More
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December 15, 2020
Build the industry better, stronger & more resilient
“We are not just industry leaders, we are key players in the future well-being of democratic society and the American way of life.” -Lee Pillsbury ’69, Chairman, Thayer Lodging Group, a Brookfield Company
December 10, 2020
How to build and structure a great product team
“Our most successful product team members have alaways been obsessed with uncovering the root problem.” -Allison Page, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Seven Rooms
October 6, 2020
Blue Flag Acquires The Kelley House; Life House to Manage
“As New England locals with deep personal ties to Martha’s Vineyard, we are honored for the opportunity to steward such a prominent and historic property as the Kelley House” -Jason Brown ’05, Partner, Blue Flag Partners
Hotel industry experts offer insights into the development of automated service innovations in response to customers’ COVID-19 concerns.
A proposed dating app won top prize at this year’s annual Cornell Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition sponsored by SHA’s Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship.