Jordan French

Jordan French is the Executive Editor of Grit Daily. An award-winning journalist, he is on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur. He is the founder of Notability Partners and the co-founder of BNB Shield, Lisbon Hill Farms, Status Labs, BeeHex, BlockTelegraph, and Grit Daily. A biomedical engineer and intellectual-property attorney, French is the author of upcoming book, The Gritty Entrepreneur.

This Nifty Weapons Detector Fits in Your Pocket

Walk-through metal detectors were invented in the 1920s to stop factory workers from stealing parts. A century later, the technology really hasn’t changed much. The last, big breakthrough was in the ‘90s when the machines could estimate how high over the ground the metal was, which helped security with pat-downs. Otherwise, they’ve remained unchanged: big, unmovable, obvious and costly. That same decade saw the invention of the first pocket-sized mobile phone. Then, the first mobile one with...

A Silent but Deadly Crisis: Illegal Rhino Poaching

Did you know that every on average, poachers kills three rhinos? Worse, as Scientific American reported, rhino poaching funds terrorist activity and extremist groups. The rhino population is at risk of extinction. Many might hear about this crisis and wonder what they can possibly to do to reverse it. Grit Daily cooperatives, Instagram star Tim Sykes and filmmaker Sam Kolder set out to Africa to experience firsthand the poaching danger and impending extinction that faces rhinos. A Passion For...

We didn’t know ‘models on demand’ was a thing until this company came along.

  “It started at the bottom” — or in this case with hiring models — at the last minute. But it answered a darker issue that is haunting the fashion industry. Moda Casting CEO, Victor Teruel, conjured a mobile app intending to solve last-minute booking fails.  He grew tired of the series of back-and-forth quotes and confirmation messages and the expensive pricing of scheduling a model on the same day.   Moda Casting app is one possible solution for business owners...

Marketers Say They Hate Public Relations But Spend is Headed Higher

Marketing and public relations have become close in recent years, therefore forming two sides of the same coin. Many marketing teams have internal staff dedicated to public relations. Marketers are expected to increase their PR spend in the next five years. According to research from ANA (the Association of National Advertisers), Marketing departments are increasing their PR spend to increase exposure. The survey found that 62% of marketers plan to increase spending on internal PR staffing in...

How This Company Plans to Put an End to America’s Bullying Epidemic

The image of the schoolyard bully may seem like a cliche from television or the movies, but the problem is perhaps even more pernicious in real life. In fact, government studies have found that “about 49% of children in grades four through twelve reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month, whereas 30.8% reported bullying others during that time.” Other studies indicate that incidents of bullying have sharply increased year-over-year, with the most...

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