Jenk Oz

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Jenk Oz
Jenk Oz, iCoolKid Ltd.jpg Jenk Oz, iCoolKid Ltd.jpg
Born (2005-04-23) April 23, 2005 (age 17)
London
🏳️ NationalityBritish-French
💼 Occupation
Entrepreneur/Speaker
Thred Media
🌐 Websitethred.com

Jenk Oz (born 23 April 2005) is a British entrepreneur who is the Founder of Gen-Z media company, Thred Media.[1] Born in London, and educated at Eton College, Oz created iCoolKid, stemming from an idea he had at 8, to be an all-inclusive publishing, media, consulting and production home for ‘Generation Z', covering seven different topical channels.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][6] The company has since been renamed to Thred Media, launched in July 2020.[9][10]

Speaking engagements[edit]

Jenk Oz, at the SME Beyond Borders Conference Dubai 2019

Oz has been involved in several speaking engagements. He's spoken at TEDx Youth, Brand Week Istanbul, the Amazon 2018 AWS Summit, Retail Week's Tech Festival and others.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17] He's also advocated building businesses at a young age.[18][19][20]

In July 2019, Oz spoke at Oxford University's Oxford Global: Summit For Young Leaders Conference in Athens, Greece,[21] and later in September 2019, Oz spoke at the annual Vox Media - YMS NYC Youth Marketing Festival.[22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • The Progress 1000 in 2017, a list of London's Most Influential People in Science & Technology by London Evening Standard[23]
  • Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017, by Startups.co.uk[24]
  • Named in the Tech London Advocates: New Generation 25 under 25[25]
  • W3 Award: Best Children's Website and Best Children's Event Website in 2017, sponsored by Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts[26]
  • W3 Award: Best Youth Website and Best Teen Website 2018, sponsored by Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts[26]
  • Davey Award 2018- Gold- winner best children's website [27]
  • Best Kids Website finalist in 2018, Kidscreen Awards[28]

References[edit]

  1. "He's the boss: meet Britain’s youngest CEO". Evening Standard. 2017-06-15. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  2. "iCOOLKID: THE UK'S LARGEST WEBSITE FOR GENERATION Z". Start Your Business Magazine. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  3. "Start-up tips from a Cool Kid". bqlive.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  4. "What's this 12-year-old CEO's business secret?". BBC News. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  5. Carey, Tanith (2018-07-13). "Don't panic! Ultimate parenting hacks to survive the summer holidays". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Who knows what cool is these days? Jenk Oz and iCoolKid knows". Growth Business. 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  7. "Meet Britain's youngest CEO – 11 year-old Jenk Oz". Business Advice. 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  8. Cole, Bianca Miller. "Retailers & Businesses Listen Up : 6 Ways To Speak To 'Gen Z'". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  9. Barr, Roger. "New Generation Z Site". Media Blaze. Media Blaze Agency. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  10. Witt, Majken. "5 Sustainbale Brands". Impactr. Impactr World. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  11. TEDx Talks, Ideas Ink. | Jenk Oz | TEDxYouth@Harlow, retrieved 2019-01-22
  12. "Brand Week Istanbul » JENK OZ". Brand Week Istanbul. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  13. Vogels, Werner (2018-05-10). "This is probably going to be the highlight of the #awssummit - very much looking forward to talking to @iCoolKidGarage's Jenkins Ozhttps://twitter.com/iCoolKidGarage/status/994171358669148160 …". @Werner. Retrieved 2019-01-22. External link in |title= (help)
  14. "kidTECH LDN Agenda - v5.23.18B.pdf" (PDF). Dropbox. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  15. "Jenk Oz". Tech 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  16. "The rise of the tech teen-trepreneurs". Tech 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  17. "TEDx KCL Club". facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  18. KidZania UK, Top Tips with KidZania KidPreneur Jenk Oz! | KidPreneur Festival, retrieved 2019-01-22
  19. "Nacue". nacue.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  20. "Student enterprise conference | Essential information and events | Portal | Southampton Solent University". portal.solent.ac.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  21. "Oxford Global | Digital Summit". Oxford Global.
  22. "YMS NYC". YMS NYC.
  23. "The Progress 1000: Science & Technology". Evening Standard. 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  24. "Young entrepreneurs: Jenk Oz, iCoolKid". Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas. 2017-03-28. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  25. Shaw, Russ (2019-05-04). "Great to introduce the second cohort of the @TechLondonAdv 25 Under 25 at #InvestorShowcase2 at @HereEast - @TLAWomeninTech @UKBlackTech @TLA_Ed @TLA_Immigration @vc_tlapic.twitter.com/CCX2LroaiB". @RussShaw1. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "W³ Awards | Winners List". Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  27. "Davey Awards | Gallery". Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  28. "Nickelodeon, Sinking Ship lead Kidscreen Awards 2018 noms". Retrieved 2019-01-22.


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