The Entrepreneurs in Residence program at the Pillsbury Institute continues to be in high demand by students at SHA and across campus. This academic year we had ten entrepreneurs volunteering time out of their busy schedules to come to campus to meet one-on-one with students several times throughout the academic year. We would like to thank the following entrepreneurs for working with the institute this year:

  • Karim Abouelnaga ’13, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Practice Makes Perfect
  • Nick Bayer ’00, Founder and President, Saxbys Coffee
  • Marco Benvenuti, MMH ’05, Co-founder and Chief Analytics and Product Officer, Duetto
  • Kenneth Fearn, Founder and Managing Partner, Integrated Capital
  • Emily Gottschalk ’82, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Garr Group
  • Melialani James ’00, President, Hawaii Venture Capital Association
  • Phil Miller ’83, Managing Director, Phillippus Miller III and Associates
  • Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, TripScope
  • Nikita Sarkar, MMH ’06, Founder, The NSN Group
  • Jeff Zalaznick ’05, Managing Partner, Major Food Group

Due to the high demand for this program, we will expand the program more, and in the fall we will almost double the number of entrepreneurs available for students. We would like to welcome the following industry leaders to the institute’s Entrepreneur in Residence program:

  • Allison Goldberg ’88, Owner, New England Cranberry Brands
  • Chris Hemmeter ’86, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
  • Steven Kay ’94, Owner, Mel’s Burger Bar
  • Kira Kohrherr ’01, President, K Public Relations LLC and FitBump
  • Kubs Lalchandani ’99, JD ’04, Co-founder and Partner, Lalchandani Simon PL
  • Joe Lavin ’75, Owner, HarborStone Hospitality
  • Anne Loehr ’90, Founder, Anne Loehr and Associates
  • Tora Matsuoka, Principal, Seasoned Hospitality
  • John Meadow ’02, Founder and President, LDV Hospitality
  • Spencer Rubin ’08, Managing Partner, Melt Shop
  • Joe Tagliente ’89, Partner and Principal, Lenrock Management Group, LP
  • Steve Thomson’82, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mailboxes Unlimited Ltd

And thank you the following people for returning for another year:

  • Karim Abouelnaga ’13,
  • Nick Bayer ’00,
  • Marco Benvenuti, MMH ’05,
  • Melialani James ’00, and
  • Phil Miller ’83.