Jenk Oz is an 18-year-old social entrepreneur, public speaker, presenter, and change activist as well as the Founder & CEO of Thred Media, a social enterprise focused on Publishing, Consulting and Production aimed at Generation Z. Thred Media is very much shaped by youth culture and powered by social change and looks to be a unifying force that galvanises positive Gen Z movements globally.
Jenk has given three TEDx Talks entitled ‘Ideas Ink.’, ‘Breaking the Pattern’ and ’Can a ‘Like’ change the world’. He enjoys speaking publicly about the future of Generation Z, youth employment, young entrepreneurship and youth activism with the goal of helping other young people develop their planet positive ideas.
Jenk Oz has spoken at 90+ conferences including 7x at Model United Nations Conferences; World & European Lottery Association Annual Conference, ABTA Annual Meeting; Vox Youth Marketing Strategies- NYC; Oxford Global: Summit for Young Leaders- Athens & London; Amazon AWS Summit- London; The Knowledge Summit, Dubai; ME Beyond Borders- Dubai; Brand Week- Istanbul; Big Ideas Summit- London & Chicago, Start Global Entrepreneur Festival- Grenoble and the SES Student Employability Summit- London.
Jenk overseas Thred Media, a multi award winning website which is the largest of its kind with over 6,000 original positive change articles, and 350k+ visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month. He also has an impressive following across his social channels of 200,000+ followers. On the consulting side, Jenk has worked closely with Ogilvy and Edelman as well as Google, Ford, Coke, Snapchat, Dunkin, Lego, Universal Music, Microsoft, Enterprise, Global Citizen and the United Nations.
Jenk currently sits on the Google Z-Council, Microsoft Surface and Oracle for Startups ‘Young Entrepreneur’ team, as well as having been featured several times in Forbes and Business Insider. Jenk has been awarded the Media Week 30 Under 30 award, Digiday Future Leader Award, Professional Publishing Association Next Gen 30 Under 30 Award, Digiday Greater Good Award, Webby Anthem- Young Leader of The Year Award, Diana Award, Great British Young Entrepreneur, Top 100 Digital Leaders, Top 20 Next Gen Media Company, Start-Up National Awards- Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Progress 1000: Most Influential Person- Science and Tech from The Evening Standard, being voted Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs To Watch by Start-Up magazine and recently made the Tech London Advocates 25 Under 25 list.
Jenk Oz currently sits on the Youth Council/Marketing Board of Google Z-Council, Founders4School, Workfinder App, Prospect 100, and UpNext Gen Z as well as being a national Ambassador for the charities Global Citizen, Climate Science, Force of Nature, Youthtopia, Earth Day, Bite Back 2030, Youthify, Big Youth Group, and The Song Academy.
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