J. Jackson Sr.
Founder of RYSE
Accomplished entrepreneur and published author, Jay Jackson is the Founder of RYSE (Rise). A multi-media and marketing company committed to Recognizing the Young, Successful & Empowered. Having previously built successful companies in Real Estate and in the Health & Beauty industry, Jay’s business accomplishments have earned him honors that include; Entrepreneur of the Year by the African American Chamber of Commerce, being named one of Central Florida’s Forty under Forty by the Orlando Business Journal, recipient of an ONYX Award for Excellence in Business by the LBS Foundation and recognition as a Business Beacon by the Black Business Investment Fund. Jay also has two official days named in his honor, bestowed upon him by City of Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer. From his business accomplishments, to the speaking platform, to his published book, Cubicle to CEO – The BluePrint for starting your own business, Jay shares with others, real life lessons on how to overcome obstacles and turn their passion into profit. He is truly a living example of everything he teaches. Whether speaking to a group of aspiring entrepreneurs or an assembly of youth and young adults, his solid, earth-shaking message is always clear: “We all have the power to dream, we all have the ability to take action toward our dreams and we all possess the talent inside to successfully achieve our dreams.”