About

Who's John Henry?

Foundations:

John Henry is a thorough-bred entrepreneur. At the age of 18 he left college to pursue what became his first company, an on-demand laundry service. Henry quickly carved a niche out in Film and Television Production, handling wardrobe for clients such as Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order: SVU, Power and more. Within just two years of launching Mobile City, the company was successfully acquired.

Cofound Harlem:

Shortly afterwards JH cofounded the well-known non-profit incubator, Cofound Harlem. On a mission to incubate over 100 companies north of 96th street, the ambitious economic development project has garnered support from top caliber advisors and organizations since it’s inception.

Podcasting:

John also currently hosts Open For Business, a branded podcast from eBay and Gimlet Creative about building businesses from the ground up. The carefully crafted podcast focuses on the main challenges small business owners face when getting started, all while weaving powerful narratives in throughout the episodes. The show debuted at #1 on the Business Podcasts charts on iTunes and is available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, and Spotify.

Speaker / VC:

In addition to this, John Henry is also an avid speaker; delivering keynotes at conferences such as Big Omaha, Aruba Tech Conference, Millennial Week, and more. JH is currently investing in seed stage tech companies at the intersection of Real Estate and technology via AREA.

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