2019 Business Plan Competition

2019 Business Plan Competition FinalistsWinning Teams

Congratulations to the 2019 winning teams!

  1. First place ($25,000): Speak2 Systems
  2. Second place ($7,500): BoutiquePlus+
  3. Third place ($5,000): MYSE Center


Team BoutiquePlus+ is a hospitality digital marketing management company that helps Chinese boutique and lifestyle hotels manage social media, build a substantial online presence, foster customer relationship management, and evaluate social media related revenue management solutions at an affordable price. Members: Xiaokun Qin ’19 (SHA), Yennie Handika MMH ’19, Mengmeng Wang MMH ’19 and Yibing Sun ’19 (SHA)
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Team Entroterra proposes a lodging business in the Hudson Valley that would provide farm and culinary programming both on site and through partnerships with local farms. Members: Gemma Richardson MMH ’19, Nicole Cusenza MMH ’19, Anushae Feerasta MMH ’19
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Team MYSE Center is a coworking and accommodation space designed for fast moving young entrepreneurs and community driven travelers. Members: Ghali Jorio ’21 (SHA), Michael Zhang MBA ’20
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Team Speak2 Systems is focused on improving the well-being and quality of life of intubated patients within intensive care units worldwide. Members: Ori Belson MEng ’19, Timothy Buttigieg ’19 (SHA)
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Team Wandr Yondr introduces a platform that allows tourists to book amazing, safe experiences with locals on their Caribbean vacations. Members: Hugh Bullen ’19 (Eng), Gizem Kilic PhD ’21 (SHA), Mardochee Reveil ’18 (Eng)
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Video: Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition 2019


Title Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

  • Stanley Sun ’00
  • Bob Alter Family

Silver Sponsors

  • Elizabeth Shingleton Glomsrud ’00 and Barbara Foote Shingleton ’75
  • Charles DesLauriers MPS ’78