Individuality with JoJo Rings
JoJo Rings is a Central New York company that produces and sells handcrafted rings from recycled keys. Founded in January of 2015 with the community in mind, JoJo Rings operates with three key principles: sustainability, social good, and individuality. Each month, the company partners with a different local nonprofit to raise money and awareness.
After creating the idea at Syracuse University, founder and CEO Jordan Dudden recruited social entrepreneur AJ Richichi to join the project. Jordan’s diligence and creativity has led the company to tremendous success despite its early stage. Today, rings can be found in 50 high-end boutiques across 25+ states and online at www.jojorings.com. The company is currently receiving significant interest from national retailers and celebrity ambassadors.
Who is JoJo Rings?
Jordan Dudden Founder and CEO
Jordan Dudden is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of JoJo Rings. Dudden has extensive design expertise and experience with a wide range of design spanning from digital advertisements to architecture books to jewelry. In the past she has designed for a number of start-ups, interned for local companies including the Syracuse Silver Knights, and worked in retail. She is currently working three days a week as a designer at StressDesign in downtown Syracuse.
She was recently named ‘Good Samaritan of the Year’ at the Financial and Business Executive Awards in Central New York, which accounts for all districts north of New York City including Albany, Ithaca, and Rochester.
Launch NY Has Assisted:
Launch NY has assisted JoJo Rings in evaluating markets, making connections to retail contacts, preparing business model canvas and assisted with marketing and production/financing recommendations.
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