Founder & CEO
Sophia Latessa is a 16-year-old tech entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of MemeStream.
She started coding in early middle school and founded her own tech company at age 15. This year she launched her app MemeStream, a social platform that allows users to communicate back and forth through the cultural phenomenon of memes. She is inspired by the success of others and by people who pursue seemingly impossible dreams. Her proudest marketing campaign to date involved partnering with Gucci, bridging the gap between brands and the internet by enlisting meme influencers in their marketing campaign.
When not at work on her company or at school, she is a competitive fencer. She has also won two gold medals at the Ballroom Dancing World Cup. She has been featured on USA Today and Retail Wire, among others, and lives in Los Angeles.
At YMS NYC this year Sophia is looking forward to connecting with like-minded people interested in the energy and creativity of my generation. She is also interested in connecting with youth marketing gatekeepers to establish partnerships that position MemeStream for success. Lastly, Sophia wants to bring her meme expertise to the event and educate marketers on the do's and don't of meme marketing.