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.




Directors' 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!

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

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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

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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

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Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship BusinessFeed

A robotic hotel concierge at work
December 7, 2020

Hospitality professionals balance robots and human touch for post-COVID-19 era

Hotel industry experts offer insights into the development of automated service innovations in response to customers’ COVID-19 concerns.

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November 18, 2020

Swipe, match, eat: ‘Weet’ pitches better online dating app

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.

Image of Dean Walsh and hotel and tech leaders Ian Schrager, Bill Patterson and Pasquale DeMaio, explore the landscape of post-pandemic customer relations on a zoom style meet up
November 17, 2020

Noteworthy: Innovating for a Post-Pandemic Future

Industry leaders discuss challenges and opportunities facing the hospitality industry in a post-pandemic world.


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