“Today is the day you begin on a journey called entrepreneurship.” These are the words of wisdom from Jaylen D. Bledsoe, the entrepreneur who became a prodigy at the ripe age 17 years old.
Jaylen believes that motivation, perseverance, good old fashioned hard work, and the willingness to take risks, fall down, get back up, and do it again are what make an amazing entrepreneur.
At the young age of 12 years, Jaylen started his own Information Technology Consulting business called Bledsoe Technologies, LLC. With just $100, a dream, and his words of encouragement, he began to market his technology services. Two years later, Bledsoe had 150 contractors working for him towards his dream.
Bledsoe has been awarded tremendously for his accomplishments. He also received the Presidential Academic Excellence Award from President Obama in 2009. He has appeared as an Ebony Power 100 alongside President Barack Obama, Key and Peele, Misty Copeland, and Beyonce.
Jaylen uses these great words to inspire others: “Don’t let your setback cause you to sit back, prepare for your comeback.”