“Early in my career I learned what I don’t want to do and also figured that if I was going to work this hard, I’d rather do it for myself and than for someone else. So I have a history now of building things from scratch and it’s really fun, certainly not easy, in fact it’s much harder than working for someone use, but it’s meaningful and for me it’s very fulfilling.”
Jordan Eisenberg combined his passion for “building things from scratch” with his education in mathematics and engineering to become an inventor and pioneer in the pharmaceutical industry. Today he discusses why following your passions and surrounding yourself with the right team members will lead to a successful business.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- How his education in problem solving led him to a successful career in entrepreneurship.
- The importance of operating outside of the box.
- How his personal experience and need led him to finding (and filling) a gap in the market.
- Tips on overcoming obstacles and naysayers.
- The importance of having the right team at each stage of your business and why those teams may (and should) change with each phase.
- Tips for creating the perfect team and ideal working environment.
- The critical differences between a leader and a manager.
Jordan Eisenberg is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder/CEO of UrgentRx®. UrgentRx produces a line of fast-acting, portable OTC medications that provide right now relief for today’s busy, on-the-go consumer. The brand has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fortune, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC and Forbes.
Prior to founding UrgentRx, Jordan launched The Buddy Network, a consumer web and mobile app business that launched a top iPhone app. Jordan has also invented and licensed a medical device to a major manufacturer.
While working alongside entrepreneur Maurice Kanbar (founder of Skyy Vodka and holder of more than 35 patents), Jordan was instrumental in the production, launch, and strategy implementation of several consumer product businesses.
Eisenberg sits on several boards, including venture capital fund Lazarus Investment Partners, The Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver, as well as several startup companies.