Jaylen D. Bledsoe

Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

Background

Jaylen Bledsoe is the Chief Executive Officer & founder at Bledsoe Technologies, LLC in Missouri & is only 16 years of age. He has expertise in start-up businesses, entrepreneurship, Venture Capital Funding, & directing marketing platforms targeted towards small and mid-sized businesses. In the past 3 years, he has focused on expanding Bledsoe Technologies, LLC and growing the number of youth involved in start-up businesses. Under Jaylen’s leadership, Bledsoe Technologies, LLC has achieved consistent revenue & client growth, quarter over quarter, and has built a roster of hundreds of customers worldwide. Some typical clients include Hazelwood West Middle School, NLAthletics & many other private clients. He is a frequent speaker on youth entrepreneurship, youth rights and start-up financing.

Certifications

Mr. Bledsoe has an EDU Certification from Google for the Google Apps Platform. Jaylen is also a certified reseller for many Microsoft & Lenovo Products.
Jaylen has been recognized for his Academic Excellence, leadership & accomplishments, winning a “Presidential Academic Excellence Award” from President Barack Obama in 2009. In addition, he has also received the “Gateway Young Achiever of the Year” and selected as the 2nd place winner for the Missouri Parent Teachers Association “Diversity” contest. He is an active member of Wyman Teen Leadership Program, MICDS’ Young Republicans Club and has sat on the board at the National Youth Rights Association, serving as Treasurer of the Board.

Education

Jaylen currently attends Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School, also known as “Country Day” in Ladue, Missouri. He plans to attend Harvard University, double majoring in Business Administration and Computer Science.

Visit Jaylen’s blog at jaylenbledsoe.com!