As the countdown to our big event continues, here’s the story of our third speaker Jesal Trivedi.
Jesal Trivedi is a Founding Partner at The Phat Startup, a multi-media company that provides resources for tech entrepreneurs- all inspired by Hip Hop. Featuring industry superstars including Ben Horowitz, Young Guru, Gary Vaynerchuk, Ryan Leslie, and RZA, The Phat Startup has been able to bring national attention to their efforts to diversify the tech entrepreneurship space. As a result, they have been featured in various publications including USA Today, Inc., Wired Magazine and most recently, an AT&T commercial.
A hustler since a young age, Jesal has started several companies in various industries from music, social media, and fashion. In fact, in 2011, he was nominated to pitch his team’s innovative sustainability project to Jay Z’s Roc Nation investment team.
Fascinated by mobile technology and design, Jesal also currently leads the entire Product Management team at Blue Label Labs, one of Clutch’s Top 10 mobile app development firms in NYC. As former innovation strategy consultant, Jesal has influenced and coached executive leaders from some of the world’s most recognized companies like Nike, Pfizer, and MetLife to development, test and prototype any digital and physical product ideas.
Jesal is a regular speaker and volunteer at NYC high schools to inspire and motivate the urban youth to pursue their dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs.
Jesal graduated from NYU CAS with a Major in Economics and a Minor in Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology.
Twitter/Instagram @jesaltriv @thephatstartup