Jenk is a 16-year-old social entrepreneur, public speaker, presenter, DJ and change activist as well as the Founder & CMO of Thred Media, a social enterprise focused on Publishing, Consulting and Production aimed at Generation Z. Thred 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 Oz 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 50+ conferences including Oxford Global: Model United Nations Conferences; Vox Youth Marketing Strategies- NYC; Oxford Global: Summit for Young Leaders- Athens & London; Amazon AWS Summit- London; 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, a multi award winning website which is the largest of its kind with over 4,000 original positive change articles, and visitors from over 140 countries. He also has an impressive following across his social channels of 250,000+ followers. On the consulting side, Jenk has worked closely with Ogilvy and Edelman as well as Lego, Universal Music, Microsoft, Snapchat, Dunkin, Enterprise, 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 Diana Award, Great British Young Entrepreneur, Top 100 Digital Leaders, 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.