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 the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration 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

July 6, 2022

Restaurant chef warm to farm-raised seafood

Featuring Abe Ng ’95, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Sushi Maki

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May 2, 2022

App connecting driveways with beachgoers wins hospitality business contest

Featuring Business Plan Competition, 1st Place Team Outer Space

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April 11, 2022

New cafe opens at Area 15 this week from the team behind Honey Salt

Featuring Elizabeth Blau, MS ’97

 

 

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Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship BusinessFeed

Leland Pillsbury ’69, founder of the Pillsbury Institute
August 1, 2022

Pillsbury Institute Celebrates 15th Anniversary, Asks Alumni: Where Are You Now?

In its 15 years, the Pillsbury Institute has come a long way. So, too, have its alumni. If you’re an alum, where are you now?

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June 15, 2022

Nolan School Entrepreneurs Shape Pandemic Challenges into Business Opportunities

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged much of the hospitality sector, requiring businesses to pivot or get left behind. For some Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration (Nolan […]

The Out Space team holds the winning $25,000 check.
May 2, 2022

App connecting driveways with beachgoers wins hospitality business contest

Barge-deck restaurants and robotics startup for cooking kitchens among pitches presented during the 12th Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition.


PIHE Events


COVID-19 insights and tools for the hospitality industry

The Cornell Nolan School 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.