The Entrepreneur Way: Jordan Edelson, Founder & CEO of Appetizer Mobile

Jordan Edelson is a Forbes 30 under 30, a seasoned entrepreneur, and the Founder and CEO of Appetizer Mobile. He is also a Technology news contributor on CNBC, Bloomberg and others. He partnered with the Yankee Manager Joe Girardi on a new mobile game. Jordan is also a Director of Chic Sketch and a former CTO of H3 Enterprises Inc. (the first publicly traded Hip-Hop Company).


Entrepreneurial Role Models:

Steve Jobs


When business started difficulties overcame:

“Funding and getting to the point where you can get some funding behind you and get people to believe in you is the harder challenge”…[Listen for More]


Favorite Books:

From Impossible to Inevitable: How Hypergrowth Companies Create Predictable Revenue book by Aaron Ross and Jason Lemkin


Favorite Quote:

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs


Recommended Online Resources:

Forbes  –  a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, lifestyle, business news, market analysis, company profiles, personal finance, management, entrepreneurship, investments, financial advice, economy, and technology news.

YEC – Young Entrepreneur Council – Invite-only entrepreneurship organization – One of America s Most Successful Communities for Business Professionals


Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:

“Find something you’re passionate about because that is really what is going to carry you through and if you already have something you’re passionate about keep going with it, understand you’re aiming for that big picture”…[Listen for More]


Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:

“Your most important task as a leader is to teach people how to think and ask the right questions so that the world doesn’t go to hell if you take a day off.” Jeffrey Pfeffer


Other Quotes From the Chat with Jordan Edelson:


  • “It is a lot easier to start when you’re younger because there is less pressure on you”
  • “People might look down on you, might question what you’re doing but just understand that what you’re doing is going to change the world”
  • “You don’t have to become a success overnight”
  • “We launched it and Steve Jobs actually noticed it, before he passed away, and he emailed us, commended us on the work we did and asked if apple could do anything to help us out and we emailed back and said we would love to be in an apple TV commercial, sure enough, a month or 2 later we were in an iPad TV commercial, not just one but 2 of them and then we were featured as a demo app on the iPhone 4S and then wherever you went all around the world, the big billboards you see, we were featured in there as well, we were on the front of, we were part of the key note, it was really amazing and that just spoke to me to have a role model like that, realize the work that we built, it was the ultimate success”


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