I have had the opportunity of participating twice in the Pillsbury Institute's "Slice of Insight Networking Events" and have found the experience rewarding on both occasions. The students are motivated, inquisitive and involved from the outset, asking a myriad of questions of the various panelists in an effort to understand our individual entrepreneurial experiences. I always come away feeling that I, as a panelist, benefited in a huge way from my involvement with the students and their insight into various businesses. I highly recommend that SHA alums and entrepreneurs get involved and experience this first hand by volunteering to attend one of these networking events. You will not regret your effort and may well find, as I did, the experience to be invaluable and inspirational.
The Pillsbury Institute offers variety of networking events where students can engage with senior industry leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs including, but not limited, to our Meet & Repeat: A Speed Networking events.
Dress code is business casual for our networking socials and BYOBC (bring your own business card) is encouraged. To reserve a seat for upcoming networking socials, visit the Pillsbury Institute's OrgSync events page.
Pitch & Switch Networking Socials
Do you have an idea for a business? Are you ready to take it to the next level?
Bring your ideas to the Pitch & Switch at the Pillsbury Institute!
At Pitch & Switch, students have the opportunity to present a business pitch to hospitality entrepreneurs and receive feedback on how they can further their entrepreneurial endeavors while building and expanding their networks.
Space is limited, and the top ten students' pitches will be selected to attend the event. Please submit your pitch via OrgSync.
The event is BYOBC (bring your own business card). Dress code is business casual.
Meet & Repeat: A Speed Networking Event
How can you maximize your networking opportunities for your entrepreneurial journey in 5,400 seconds? Come to a Meet & Repeat at the Pillsbury Institute. During this event, students practice their pitching skills by presenting an elevator pitch about themselves or a business idea while building and expanding their networks.
- Brandon Barton '03, Head of Sales, Resy
- Adam Berk '01, Chief Executive Officer, Stem Holdings
- Mike Blake, Chief Executive Officer, Hospitality Technology Next Generation
- Jon Earley '11, Managing Partner, Praesid
- Ian Ford, Chief Executive Officer, UndercoverTourist
- Meli James '00, Co-founder, Mana Up
- Utpal Kaul, MMH '03, Head of Innovation, Carlson Wagonlit
- Rob Kwortnik, Associate Professor, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
- Kubs Lalchandani '99, JD '04, Managing Partner, Lalchandani Simon
- Mark McCarthy '86, MMH '98, Senior Lecturer, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
- Linda Priebe, JD, CIPP/E, Culhane Meadows