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.



Director's Welcome

Linda Canina and David Sherwyn

"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


COVID-19 insights and tools for the hospitality industry

The School of Hotel Administration has developed a collection of resources to equip all sectors of the hospitality industry with tools and guidance as its leaders continue to navigate the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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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Members in the News

Pillsbury Advisory Board members and their companies are often featured in the news as thought leaders in their fields. Here, at the Pillsbury Institute, we are proud to recognize their accomplishments. Please take a moment to learn more about our members!

August 11, 2020

Hotel Robots Get Second Life as Industry Adapts to Covid-19

“We always saw it as a good novelty…Then comes along the pandemic and people want to not interact with people.” -Bob Alter ’73, President, Seaview Investors

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August 8, 2020

How to Travel Luxuriously in the Summer of Covid-19, From Private Jets to Hotel buyouts

“Everyone’s comfort level is different…But safety is the new luxury.”– Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, P’16, President, Fischer Travel Enterprises and Fischer-Rosenthal Consulting

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July 28, 2020

Les Hotels Baverez Selects IDeaS Revenue Solutions to Boost Competitiveness in Paris

“It’s wonderful to see such a prestigious brand as Les Hotels Baverez join the IDeaS family.” -Ravi Mehrotra, President, Founder and Chief Scientist, IDeaS Revenue Solutions

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Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship BusinessFeed

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September 25, 2020

Noteworthy: SHA Career Management and Centers & Institutes reinstate internship program

The C&I Internship Program helps students find internships in the hospitality industry.

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September 23, 2020

Welcome to the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship Virtual Kick-Off Event!

The Pillsbury Kick-off event allows budding entrepreneurs an overview of hospitality related programs and competitions available.

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July 22, 2020

Case study challenge invites students, alumni, and hospitality experts to weigh in

Chekitan Dev’s co-authored case examines options for expansion of a luxury resort. Learn more about the challenge and see how the industry responded.


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