Jaylen Bledsoe is a 15-year-old sophomore at Hazelwood West High School in Missouri who started his own tech company.
He sat down with John Pertzborn to explain how he started building a company when he was only 12. The start-up, which now has about 150 contract employees around the world, helps companies with website design, graphics and other technology consulting services.
At age 15 and considered a millionaire, Bledsoe says the guiding principle to his success is his willingness to take risks.‘There’s nothing you can do as a minor that will shoot you down for too long,’ he told KTVI-TV ‘Because you’re young, you can always jump back up and keep going.’
He plans to attend Harvard after he graduates from high school and will be a presenter for a local youth entrepreneurship nonprofit Independent Youth at their annual TrepStart Day in September, as well as being a national speaker for the organization.