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Conversations With Entrepreneurs

Hospitality entrepreneur to share insights at Cornell Hotel School

eTN Staff Writer  Feb 02, 2009

ITHACA, NY – Jacob Wright will be the featured speaker in the Conversations with Entrepreneurs series to be presented Tuesday, February 3 by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.

Wright, a successful entrepreneur in many realms of the hospitality industry at age 30, will present from 4:15-5:30 pm in 198 Statler Hall. He will have dinner with select students after the event. The following day he will meet with students and faculty to further explore ideas in entrepreneurship.

A serial entrepreneur who started his first business at age 18, Wright has founded and led successful businesses in the action sports, website development, and real estate development, as well as restaurant and hotel industries. He is co-founder and president of Action Companies Group, which develops, manages, and owns restaurant and hotel properties. From his base in Syracuse, NY, Wright leads a team of 200 associates who are now focused on building leadership in the limited-service hotel segment.

The Conversations with Entrepreneurs series is sponsored by Hotelie Entrepreneurs, Cornell Hospitality Advisors, and eClips.

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