Jaylen Bledsoe to speak at competition

Jaylen Bledsoe At only 15 years of age, Jaylen D. Bledsoe is the Chief Executive Officer, President, & Founder of Bledsoe Technologies, LLC in Missouri. 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 substantial roster of customers worldwide. In 2014, Bledsoe added Business Development consulting to his portfolio of services for Bledsoe Technologies. Typical clients include Hazelwood School District, Jordin Sparks’ Charity: The M.A.D. Girls Inc., Living Sweet & many other private clients. He is a frequent speaker on youth entrepreneurship, youth rights and start-up financing.

Jaylen has an EDU Certification from Google for the Google Apps Platform, and received certified reseller designation 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 as Producer and Writer for his video short. He has either participated or is an active member of Wyman Teen Leadership Program, MICDS’ Young Republicans Club. Bledsoe sits on the board as President at the National Youth Rights Association, Jr. Board Member of Independent Youth, Inc. and board member at Multitasking Hearts Corp. In 2014, Bledsoe joined Jordin Sparks’ Charity, The M.A.D. Girls, as a consultant to serve as the Director of Business Development.

Jaylen currently attends Hazelwood West Senior High in Saint Louis, Mo. He plans to attend either Harvard, Stanford, or Vanderbilt University, majoring in International Business and Business Management.