How many kids do you know who start their own company at the age of just 12? Not many. That makes Jaylen Bledsoe of Hazelwood, Missouri, is not only unique but also one of the youngest entrepreneurs. He began his company, Bledsoe Technologies, when he was 12 years old. With a dream and $100, he began marketing his technology services, and within two years he had 150 contractors working for him.
Within three years, he had already generated $3.5 million in revenue.
His expertise and success is multi-faceted and includes start-up businesses, brand & business development, venture capital funding, direct marketing platform development and implementation, entrepreneurship, and increasing revenue streams. The clients he works with include Jordin Sparks and Steve Harvey.
Outside of his daily business practices, Jaylen is also a motivational speaker for various groups around the globe. He brings enlightenment, wit, comedic humor, and moving stories to his audiences young and old. He has been a featured keynote speaker for Disney Dreamers Academy, NSBE, Junior Achievement, Steve Harvey Mentoring Program, Stanford, Google, and Facebook just to name a few. Jaylen has spoken to over 25,000 people around the world from youth to senior citizens – sharing his inspiration, award winning attitude, and down to earth stories about how to be successful in this journey of navigating life.
So what's next?
Next, Jaylen is working on a new mobile app project for hotels that will allow customers to check in online and use their phones to unlock their rooms. Bledsoe attributes his strong interest in technology to a video editing course he took in third grade which really stirred his interest.