Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition 2012


Intent to compete forms due


Competition Organizer

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

Local US Event
Ithaca, NY
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

Open to teams of 2 - 5 undergraduate or graduate Cornell University students. At least half the members on each team must be enrolled in the School of Hotel Administration. 

Important Dates

Teams have to submit a letter of intent to compete by November 4, 2011. Executive summaries are due on December 2, 2011. The top ten teams will submit written business plans on March 2, 2012, and will present their final pitches to the judges April 12-15, 2012

Competition Prizes

Cash prizes are awarded to the top three teams, with a $15,000 prize awarded to the 1st place team. An additional $5,000 prize will be awarded to the business plan that best addresses disability issues or environmental sustainability issues. 

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.