Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition 2011


Executive summaries due


Competition Organizer

Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Teams can consist of two to five full-time undergraduate or graduate students. At least half the members on the team must be students of the School of Hotel Administration. Non-students may be members of the venture's management team and may participate in planning the venture. 

Business ideas should be drawn from the hospitality sector. 
Important Dates

Executive summaries must be submitted by November 1, 2010. 10 semi-finalists will be selected and must submit full business plans by February 7, 2011. 3 finalists will make pitches to a judges panel during Hotel Ezra Cornell April 7-10, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, with $15,000 going to the winning team.

Other Info

The Final Pitch will be delivered to a panel of judges comprised of venture capital and private equity professionals and entrepreneurs in front of a live audience of Hotel Ezra Cornell attendees.