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.
"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
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May 18, 2020
Reopening is a tightrope walk for hoteliers
“We rarely ever have a chance to do it a second time around. Let’s see if we can do it better than the first time. That’s the goal.” -Chad Crandell ’83, Co-Founder & CEO, CHMWarnick
May 22, 2020
Turning the Crisis into an Opportunity – Insights from Ted Teng on combating COVID-19!
“To me, businesses which think in the long term will not only survive this but will come through this better off.” -Ted Teng ’79 Former President and Chief Executive Officer,The Leading Hotels of the World
July 23, 2020
Warren Leeds: How This F&B Entrepreneur is Spearheading the Future of In-Office Dining
Shortly after graduating from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, Warren Leeds ’84, (CEO and Founder of Dartcor Food Services) knew that he wanted to take everything he had learned to build a dynamic, hospitality-centric company.
Chekitan Dev’s co-authored case examines options for expansion of a luxury resort. Learn more about the challenge and see how the industry responded.
Matte Black Lounges wins this year's Hospitality Business Plan Competition hosted by SHA’s Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship.
The COVID-19 resource hub compiles expert information, tools, and guidance from the school's faculty and its partners in the hospitality industry.