THE ENTREPRENEUR- JOJO HEDAYA

BACKGROUND

Jojo Hedaya is the co-founder and CEO of Unroll me. He acquired a B.A in Philosophy, Business from the City University of New York Brooklyn College where he had studied from 2010-2012.

Jojo grew up in New York, but at some point in his life, he traveled to Yeshiva, Israel to study and it is here that he met his co-founder and friend, Rosenwald. When asked where the idea for the very innovative and successful company Unroll me came from, he explains it in a story stating that he and Rosenwald used to communicate via emails, but for some reason, the latter never got back to him.

This went on for a while, and when he finally confronted him about it, Rosenwald was really remorseful. His major complaint was that the emails somehow got jumbled up with the newsletters and ads and therefore he never had the time to sort through all that mess and get the important emails.

This, therefore, gave them the idea to form a solution to this problem and hence Unroll me was born. Jojo formed this when he was only 22, with very minimal entrepreneurial skills, as well as the required business acumen, but he did anyway and today it is a major success.

Jojo Hedaya is an entrepreneur who is passionate about what he does and when questioned, he states that his game plan involves mainly two arms, execution and simplicity.

He states that it is of fundamental importance for one to hire a highly skillful and talented team, a team made of individuals that know what they are doing, are good at it, and are passionate about it.

Jojo states that it is important to have a positive surrounding in the work area; an environment filled with nothing but positivity as well as fostering teamwork, and he does this and so much more, including the mentoring of the people he works with.

He is also a strong advocate for having an open mind, being open to the fact that one can learn in as much as they are also teaching others and this too is fundamental. He proceeded to make the wise business decision to sell the Unroll me company to the global company known as Slice, where he is working as Chief product and consumer officer, and this is good for him as it gives him time to grow more in as far as the business world is concerned as well as learning new skills.

Conclusion

Jojo Hedaya is clearly an inspiration to young people, showing them that one can be young and still very successful or rather can achieve anything at any age. He has done it so why not?