2016 Business Plan Competition

HBPC 2016Congratulations to the 2016 winning teams!

  1. First place: ($25,000) Last Second Beach
  2. First place: ($25,000) Maidbot
  3. Third place: ($5,000) Chill


  • Chill (Team Chill proposes to sell freshly made Italian Ice in a self-serve model with personal customization of flavors, mixes, and toppings): Hannah Basra SHA ’17, Joseph Bell SHA ’17, W. Spenser Cardenas SHA ’17, and David Luo SHA ’17. View presentation.
  • IthaCave (Team IthaCave will create an urban wine destination that allows customers to walk among the tanks and barrels with the winemakers): Ruben Abramov MMH ’16 and Patrick Commane CALS ’17. View presentation.
  • Last Second Beach (Team Last Second Beach is a mobile-first aggregation platform. Designed for value-driven consumers seeking to book short beach vacations like all-inclusive resorts and cruises, it also offers distributors a new, targeted, lower cost distribution channel): Owen Buehler ENG ’16, Zach Demuth MMH ’16, Harrison Goldstein ENG ’18, and Khalid Ladha MMH ’16. View presentation.
  • Maidbot (Team Maidbot will offer hotels a robotic cleaner to assist room attendants in cleaning rooms and public spaces, saving money and improving safety and health of room attendants): Micah Green. View presentation.
  • OVO (Team OVO will develop a luxurious, all-inclusive postnatal care center where mothers and their spouses can stay for up to three weeks to promote recovery and ease the transition to motherhood): Jaemo Chang MHA ’16, Grant Jardine SHA ’16, and Anderson Koh SHA ’17. View presentation.


Video: Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition 2016

Man speaking at HBPC 2016
Group presenting at HBPC 2016
Man speaking at HBPC 2016

Title Sponsor

  • Stephen Thomson ’82


  • Greg Dollarhyde ’80, MBA ’81
  • Elizabeth Shingleton Glomsrud ’00 and Barbara Foote Shingleton ’75
  • The Sun Family: Stanley ’00 and his parents Dennis and Betty