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


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

September 1, 2021

People used to book one vacation at a time. Now they’ve started ‘trip stacking’

Featuring Tim Hentschel ’01, CEO, HotelPlanner.com

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August 31, 2021

ON TAP Presented by FCSI, The Americas – S2:E9

Featuring Jimi Yui ’79, Founding Principal, YuiDesign

 

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August 27, 2021

HSMAI Foundation Distributes Second Round of COVID Relief Grants to Hospitality Professionals Around the World

Featuring IDeaS Revenue Solutions

 

 

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Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship BusinessFeed

Students present their ideas at the Sept. 9 kickoff event hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell.
September 14, 2021

Entrepreneurial students connect at kickoff event

The Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship participated in a kickoff event hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

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August 6, 2021

What Keeps Us Coming Back: How to Build Customer Loyalty

In the wake of COVID-19, experts joined Professor Helen Chun to discuss recent trends in customer loyalty within the hospitality industry.

Business person superimposed onto chalkboard-like background with idea bubbles, graphs, charts, technologies, and flow charts, all meant to depict business strategizing.
August 4, 2021

The Time and Space for Disruption: Using Technology to Reinvent Hospitality Business Models

Three industry experts discuss the role of tech in disrupting hospitality business model


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.