Founder & CEO, iCoolKid-Thred Media
Jenk is a 14-year-old young entrepreneur, professional actor, musician, and presenter as well as being the Founder of iCoolKid & Thred Media - a publishing, media, consulting, and production company aimed at Generation Z. Jenk and his team have created a digital space dedicated to young people that is shaped by youth culture and influenced by social change. It’s the largest of its kind with over 6,000 original on-trend articles, and monthly visitors from over 190 countries. The website has won several awards including four W3 Awards, an International Davey Award and the Amazon AWS Activator Award.
Jenk has been seen in West End theatre, TV, commercials, music videos, short films, voice overs and several print & modelling campaigns. On the speaking circuit, Jenk enjoys talking about both the future of Generation Z and Young Entrepreneurship with the hope of helping other young people develop their ideas. He has given two TEDx Talks entitled ‘Ideas Ink.’ and ‘Breaking the Pattern’, and has also been featured in Forbes and Business Insider. He has 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 and he was voted ‘Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs To Watch’ by Start-Up magazine. Recently, 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 sits on the Marketing Board for both Founders4Schools and WorkFinder App as well as being an Ambassador for Big Youth Group, Big Life Project, and Genetic Disorder UK charities.