Biography

Jenk is a 15-year-old social entrepreneur, actor, musician, DJ, public speaker and presenter as well as being the Founder and CMO of Thred Media (formerly iCoolKid). A social enterprise focused on Publishing, Media, Consulting and Production aimed at Generation Z.

​Jenk and the Thred Media team of writers, graphic designers, videographers, client partners and data analysts are proud to work on a multi award-winning website which is the largest of its kind with thousands of original social change focused articles. The site sees monthly visitors from over 120 countries and has won several awards including four W3 Awards, an International Davey Award, Amazon AWS Activator Award and been a finalist for both a KidScreen and Little London Award. 

On the speaking circuit, Jenk enjoys talking about both the future of Generation Z, Social Change and Young Entrepreneurship with the hope of helping other young people develop their ideas.  He has given three TEDx Talks entitled ‘Ideas Ink.’, ‘Breaking the Pattern’ and ‘Can a ‘Like’ change the world- the power of clicktivism’ as well as having spoken at such conferences as Oxford Global: Model United Nations Conference; Oxford Global: Summit for Young Leaders- Athens 2019 and London 2021, Amazon AWS Summit- London; Vox’s YMS- New York City; Brand Week- Istanbul; NACUE Enterprise Conference, SME Beyond Borders Conference- Dubai, SES- Student Employability Summit- London, Procurious Big Ideas 2021- Australia, Arlix Meet: Young Entrepreneur Conference, and Maximum Achievement 2.0.

Jenk has been featured in over 250 press stories, among them, Forbes and Business Insider as well as having won several awards including the ‘Progress 1000: Most Influential Person- Science and Tech’ from The Evening Standard, the ‘Tech London Advocates:  25 under 25’ award, the PMI 50 Future Leaders Awards and he was voted ‘Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs To Watch 2017’ by Start-Up magazine. Jenk received a column in London’s Time Out magazine entitled ‘Ask Jenk’, enabling young people to write in and ask questions on all things Gen Z. Jenk has been seen in West End Theatre, TV, Commercials, Music Videos, Short Films, Voice Overs and several commercial print & modelling campaigns.​ Lastly, Jenk sits on the Advisory Board for both Founders4Schools and WorkFinder App as well as being an Ambassador/Mentor for The Youth Group, Prospect 100, Big Life Project, Song Academy UK and Genetic Disorder UK charities. Please see www.jenkoz.com for further information and check out www.thredmedia.com for our media, consulting and production services. 

Jenk sits on the Marketing Board for both Founders4Schools and WorkFinder App as well as being an Ambassador/Mentor for Prospect 100, The Song Academy, Big Youth Group, Big Life Project and Genetic Disorder UK charities. More information can be found  on www.jenkoz.com 


Public Speaking

Jenk enjoys both teaching and speaking publicly on the topic of Generation Z and young entrepreneurship with the aim of helping other young people develop their ideas. He has created a teaching workshop entitled ‘Ideas Ink.’, where he guides young people through the process of getting their ideas out of their heads and onto paper.

Past Public Speaking Engagements:

TEDx Talk
‘Can a ‘Like’ change the world- the power of clicktivism”
TEDx Cyprus, Cyrpus
15 year old Jenk, spoke about the power of Gen Z clicktivism.

TEDx Talk
‘Ideas Ink.’
TEDx Harlow, UK
11 year old Jenk, one of the youngest TEDx speakers gives his talk entitled Ideas Ink. for the very first time.
http://bit.ly/2uI2xI9

TEDx Talk
‘Breaking the Pattern’
TEDx King’s College, UK
Jenk both hosted & spoke at this TEDx event entitle Breaking Patterns; which he feels very passionately about.

Oxford Global: Model United Nations
Student Union, Oxford Univ, UK
Jenk was the closing speaker at the three day event held inside the prestigious Oxford University Student Union.

Amazon AWS Summit London
Amazon Conference, UK
Jenk spoke about iCoolKid & interviewed Dr Werner Vogels about everything from AI to Big Data.
http://bit.ly/2QNIYXo

SME Beyond Borders Dubai
Marriot Marquis, Dubai
Jenk spoke about how Gen Z sees the next 10 years: education, employment, food, social responsibility, social media, advertising, marketing, food, technology.
http://bit.ly/39p3PXO

Oxford Global: Summit for Young leaders (Athens 2019 & London 2021)
Byron College, Athens, Greece
Oxford University hosts a 5 day conference on Leadership. Jenk spoke about young entrepreneurship, gig economy, new reality for employment.

Brand Week Istanbul Turkey
Brand Week Istanbul, Turkey
Speaking in front of 2000+ people, Jenk presented on young entrepreneurship and starting a company.
http://bit.ly/30fzHdW

Tech. Retail Week Conference
Tech. Retail Conference, UK
Gen Z Consulting: Jenk spoke at this industry led conference about retail trends and how to garner share of mind & wallet.

London Speaker Bureau Global Conference
LSB, London
Jenk spoke about how Gen Z sees the next 10 years: education, employment, food, social responsibility, social media, advertising, marketing, food, technology.

NACUE Enterprise Conference
NACUE, University of Kent, UK
Jenk spoke about young entrepreneurship and how to get your company out of the classroom and into the Board room.

Maximum Achievement Conference 2.0
Self Made Conference, UK
Jenk spoke about young entrepreneurship and using winning strategy to forge ahead despite one’s age.

Future Minds Network Conference
Building thenext generation of teenpreneurs, Australia
Jenk spoke about how Gen Z sees the next 10 years: education, employment, food, social responsibility, social media, advertising, marketing, food, technology.

The Future of Social Media
Oppidan Education, UK
‘A Life On Line, the Future of Social Media’. Disucussion centered around the benefits and draw backs of a life on line at all ages.

KIDTech Conference London
KIDTech Conference, UK
Jenk spoke about starting a company at a young age and how modern technology helped achieve his goals.

Arlix Meet: Young Entrepreneur Conference
Arlix Meet London, UK
Ideas Ink.: Jenk spoke about young entrepreneurship and how he created a company.

Young Entrepreneur Festival
Kidpreneur Conference, UK
Jenk spoke about starting a company and taught 8 Ideas Ink. workshops to young people.


Charity Partnerships

Jenk likes to focus his time on helping young people achieve their goals and improving their odds for success. With that as a goal, he has concentrated his work around education, socila change and employment while still leaving room for the amazing work done by one of his favourite children’s charities, Jeans for Genes. 

Founders4Schools
Member Marketing Advisory Committee
Visits schools to speak to young people and inspire them to pursue goals and unearth ‘Lost Einsteins’. Their mission is to inspire students and prepare them for the rapidly changing world of work. They do this by enabling educators to invite business leaders for encounters with their students.
https://www.founders4schools.org.uk/

Workfinder App
Member Marketing Advisory Committee
Jenk invites young people to intern in order to get work experience at the office. At Workfinder, they inspire youth to find a future they will love, to discover exciting career opportunities and explore the working world on their terms.
https://www.workfinder.com/

Prospect 100
Ambassador/Contributor/Media Partner
PROSPECT 100 is a network of the world’s leading youth talents across several areas. Prospect 100 connects the next generation of industry leaders via competitions and events and provides them with opportunities to take their passion to the next level.
https://www.prospect100.com/

The Youth Group
Ambassador/Contributor
A marketplace of youth-led services that enable young people to be better leaders, learn the art of business faster, access essential advice and support and build their own personal brands. Tangible tools that enable young people to search out purposeful professional opportunities and gain confidence to start up on their own.
https://www.theyouthgroup.co.uk/

The Song Academy
Ambassador/Contributor/Event Host
Song Academy focuses on the creative process of songwriting – writing powerful lyrics and composing interesting melodies & instrumental parts.  They believe that songwriting is hugely beneficial to young people’s mental health, especially in their increasingly demanding, fast-paced & technological lives, with little time to reflect and create for fun.
https://www.songacademy.co.uk/

Big Life Project
Ambassador
Big Life Project is a ground-breaking online platform that delivers ready-made practical life skill lessons and resources directly to teachers, allowing them to get on with what they do best – teach. The platform can be engaged within the classroom, at home and on the move by Educational Establishments, Teachers and Students.
http://biglifeprojectcompany.com/

Jeans for Genes
National Spokesperson/Ambassador
They help disorder-specific charities and patient groups to deliver inspiring projects and support services for children affected by a genetic disorder in the UK. The monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day provides grants for day-to-day support, equipment, nursing and patient support services, and events which bring together affected children and their families.
https://www.jeansforgenesday.org/

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