The idea of being successful is always accompanied by people expecting you to have gone through a remarkable education journey. Jojo Hedaya, however, is an exception. At 24 years he is the CEO and co-founder of Unroll.Me. He attended a Jewish High School then enrolled at Boston College for a degree program. He did not graduate, however, and only three credits stopped him which he says’ll go back to finish at some point probably.
Jojo Hedaya puts it out clearly that if you have skills you don’t need education as much to be successful. However, he doesn’t advise anyone to skip a degree and go straight to starting a company as there are quite several disappointments along the way. You need a clear plan and work tirelessly to get at the very top level.
Jojo and his colleague started Unroll.Me out of necessity. Their purpose was to create something that would help email users to do away with the subscription mayhem. They wanted to make sure that their mission of simplicity was met and that entailed coming up with a clear course of action. When Unroll.Me was finally launched, Jojo and Josh were more concerned with the response they would get the first time more than getting it right.
As Jojo Hedaya says, the first version did not work quite well and despite the setbacks, Unroll.Me still got featured in Lifehacker and The Next Web. That alone led to thousands of new sign-ups, and that’s when they realized they had made some real progress. Despite their idea not being unique, they managed to stay a level above their competitors thanks to the idea of keeping it simple which Jojo is very enthusiastic about.
Jojo Hedaya is already a successful CEO and urges anyone who wants to carry out a startup to do something they are passionate about and not to worry much about the initial funding. From there they can build on the idea, and if passion is the driver, the exaction should go as planned