Jordan French

Jordan French is the Founder and 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.

Campus Protein Raises $1 Million to Better Your University Workouts

You didn’t know what you were missing in the gym. It turns out that protein powder and protein drink sales have a market right next to your work out station. Or at least that’s the thinking behind Campus Protein, a start up founded at Indiana University by a trio of students who claim they were tired of “overpaying at GNC.” We chat with CEO Russell Saks on the latest at this hot start up that’s taking over university gyms. 1. What early feedback did you get from...

This startup pays students for notes — and wants to solve the student debt crisis

The student debt bubble could be the next “big one” but popping it isn’t a foregone conclusion. At least that’s the thinking behind OneClass cofounder Kevin Wu. His startup pays students to take notes, making some money on the side and reducing the debt burden. The company has troves of data, so naturally we took a peek. 1. You went to college. Were some of the trends you’ve spotted not obvious? Trends that are not necessarily obvious were the majority of students that...

Meet The US Air Force Veteran Who is Making Cannabis Plants Easier to Grow

Some entrepreneurs take matters into their own hands. That’s what happened to Billy Blackburn, a US Air Force veteran and now founder of EZ-CLONE, a cannabis plant cloning system that he started — rather classically — out of his garage. Here’s the latest scoop on the budding company as it heads to the major industry conference, MJ Biz Con. 1. Can you share your background and your interest in the industry?  I am a US Air Force veteran, singer songwriter/musician and...

Fashion Photographer Nikka Lorak Dishes on Cultural Variety and Project Drugs-Sex-Rock-n-Roll

From timeless Egypt to fashionable London and further off to New York’s fashion scene, with numerous adventures in between, jet-setting life of a fashion photographer and a global citizen Nikka Lorak looks like a bright kaleidoscope. A former film director turned into a visual creator — that’s is a mixture between a fashion photographer, a branding consultant and a visionary — Lorak creates visual concepts and captures still and motion pictures across the globe. Cuban Havana,...

This App Makes STD Testing Easier For You And Your Potential Partners

Over 20 million new STD infections were reported last year according to the Centers for Disease Control. And more than 300,000 people in California were diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia last year. Taking proper and necessary action towards a healthy sex life is vital, especially with STD rates in the United States reaching an all-time high for the second year in a row. People between the ages of 15 to 24 years old represent over half of new infections over the last year. The...

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