Hospitality & Family Business Roundtable: An Exploration of Intrapreneurship

by Smith Family Business Initiative

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Thu, Sep 15, 2022 6:00 PM –

Fri, Sep 16, 2022 2:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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ILR Conference Center, Ithaca, NY 

140 Garden Avenue , Ithaca, NY 14853, United States

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Intrapreneurship refers to the practice of embracing innovation to create new practices, profit areas, technology, or lines of business within an existing enterprise. This type of approach is applicable and actionable for any business seeking to achieve and sustain success, regardless of industry or organizational structure. “Intrapreneurship allows all businesses to create and maintain an entrepreneurial culture within their existing enterprise. This in turn ignites the engine of innovation in support of diversification strategies, expansion plans and entering new markets” (Herve, 2017). Join the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship and the Smith Family Business Initiative as we explore the numerous ways in which the practice of intrapreneurship can be leveraged for success and optimization in both the family business and hospitality. 

The format includes three sessions, each focused on different topics. Session openers will kick off each of the three sessions with brief open-ended remarks—intended to spark conversation, not defend a position or pitch solutions—before opening the discussion up to all participants. PIHE and SFBI directors will moderate the event. 

If you are interested in attending or supporting, please contact Dann Van Der Vliet at or 607-255-2881. 


September 15, 2022
Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Statler Hall, Ithaca

September 16, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
ILR Conference Center, Ithaca
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Session 1 - Innovation from Within: Leveraging Existing Resources in Pursuit of Strategic Growth
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Session 2 - Embracing Change: Buy-in Obtainment and Operationalization
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 3 - Lessons Learned: New Venture Parallels
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Statler Hotel, Ithaca

Participants and attendees can take advantage of a special block rate at Cornell’s Statler Hotel. Please contact the SFBI for details.

Please adhere to Cornell University’s COVID-19 guidelines. Stay informed at 

Dress Business Casual
Food Provided (Breakfast, lunch, refreshments, reception )


ILR Conference Center, Ithaca, NY 

140 Garden Avenue , Ithaca, NY 14853, United States

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Co-hosted with: Alumni Affairs & Development (AA&D), Family Business Club, Smith Family Business Initiative (OWNER)

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