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


Hackathon

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In a world of limitless possibilities – how do you connect a customer with their dream experience? Join us for this year’s Hospitality Hackathon focusing on creating personalized digital customer journeys to deliver world-class, differentiated experiences for travelers across the world. Click here to learn 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

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!

March 7, 2020

The Journey of Jimi Yui

Jimi Yui’s journey from teen rebel in Tokyo to New York city and world-renowned kitchen designer.

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February 18, 2020

Monica Digilio nominated unanimously

Sunstone Hotel Investors Announces Changes To The Board Of Directors

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February 17, 2020

Luxury Travel Advisor Podcast

Selling Luxury: Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, President, Fischer Travel Enterprises

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Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship BusinessFeed

Elizabeth Blau
March 10, 2020

Elizabeth Blau named 2020’s Cornell Hospitality Innovator

Blau, who helped transform Las Vegas into a world-class dining destination, will be honored in June 2021 in New York.

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February 4, 2020

Do hospitality schools deliver the talent you are looking for today?

Dave Sherwyn, director of CIHLER and the Pillsbury Institute, contributes to Hospitality Net's 2020 C-Suite World Panel on the value of hospitality education.

Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal
December 23, 2019

PIHE Advisory Board member highlight: Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, P ’16

Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, P ’16, shares her experience and insights she’s gained as an entrepreneur, a Cornell parent, and a PIHE board member.


PIHE Events

Date/Time Event Name Location Venue Program
PIHE: 12th annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator awards
Ziegfeld Ballroom