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



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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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

March 9, 2021

Volery Capital Recognized in ImpactAssets 50

Volery Capital was selected as one of 41 outstanding emerging impact investment managers demonstrating positive social, environmental, and financial impact.

Featuring Danny Stein ’92, Managing Partner


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February 24, 2021

This Tech Firm Is Using The Pandemic Pause to Help Hotels Be Smarter About Setting Room Rates

IDeaS is one of the largest revenue management software makers for hotels.

 By Sean O’Neill, Skift

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January 29, 2021

An Incredible New Boutique Hotel Is Opening in Nantucket — and the Story That Inspired It Is Seriously Charming

Featuring Jason Brown ’05, Partner, Blue Flag Partners, LLC

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Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship BusinessFeed

March 31, 2021

Alumni Mark and Brian Canlis Pivot During a Pandemic and Flourish

Canlis restaurant owners practice flexibility to thrive and flourish during pandemic.

Many human hands holding a masked earth
February 22, 2021

Roundtable Recap: Sustainability in the era of COVID-19

Participants from around the world gathered virtually for the Center for Hospitality Research’s 11th Annual Sustainability Roundtable to discuss sustainability in the era of COVID-19.

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February 5, 2021

Innovative Tech Platforms Facilitate Better Communication

New tech platforms hope to facilitate communication between employer and employee.

PIHE Events

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.