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He started his business at the age of eight, after his friends showed extreme interest in the concept he talked about, which included: acting, street dance, and coding.
Oz has been involved in several speaking engagements. In July 2017, he spoke at the TEDx Youth event in Harlow, Essex. The talk was entitled Ideas Ink, and referred to writing ideas down on paper and treating ideas like a company from day 1.
In November 2017, he spoke to a crowd of over 2000 people at Brand Week Istanbul and encouraged them to support young entrepreneurship in schools by providing a place, people, time and support for after school clubs that focused on idea development. Later that month (Nov 2017), Jenk was the closing speaker at the Oxford Global: Model United Nations Conference at Oxford University and returned again in November 2018 as the assistant to the MUN Secretary General.
Since September 2017, Jenk has been a member of the Marketing Advisory Board for Founders4Schools & Workfinder App. He also supports the annual Jeans4Genes campaign for Genetic Disorders UK as one of their 2017 ambassadors.
In May 2018, he spoke at the Amazon AWS Summit London where he encouraged youth to use Influencers and Champions from around the world in the absence of a local support system for idea development. He also spoke at KidTECH 2018, an industry event focused on strategies relating to the build, rollout, scaling and marketing of businesses aimed at Generation Z.
In September 2018, Oz spoke at Retail Week’s annual Tech festival. Jenk sat on a panel of ‘the next generation of tech leaders’ discussing how their business ideas grew from conception to reality, and what today’s businesses must do to stay competitive in the retail space. Jenk’s passion for inspiring other young people to pursue entrepreneurship was evident in his role at the 2018 Kidzania Kidpreneur festival.
In September 2018, Oz spoke as part of a select group of young entrepreneurs offering expert top tips and advice on how to start a business at a young age. Also in September 2018, Jenk spoke at both the Maximum Achievement 2.0 conference and the Oppidum Education Conference about using social media in a positive and productive way for both business and personal use. Jenk took part in his second TEDx event in November 2018 – this time as Host/Speaker for the TEDx Kings College London club event, focusing on ‘breaking the pattern’
In March 2019, Oz was interviewed by business publication Forbes on how businesses can market to Gen Z, and commented on how businesses can use each social channel differently: "To reach Gen Z, it’s important for retailers to pay attention to their social presence, and consider how to build each channel. Each platform appeals to different followers and will attract different age groups, so perfecting the right tone is imperative."
Late 2019, Oz decided to rename the company to Thred Media and reposition the content upwards to the teen and young adult demographic. Additionally, he restructured the business to focus exclusively on social change content and build out a consulting and insights division alongside publishing. July 2020, Thred the social change focused website was launched globally.
In February 2019, Oz spoke at Student Enterprise Conference championing the year’s theme of ‘Empowering the next generation of changemakers’. The event was hosted by NACUE, a not for profit organisation supporting the development of enterprise and entrepreneurship at colleges and universities across the UK and Europe.
In March 2019, Oz spoke at the annual SME Beyond Borders Dubai talking about the most interesting and impactful trends and technologies that will influence the future of business 10 years from now.
In July 2019, Oz spoke at Oxford University's Oxford Global: Summit For Young Leaders Conference in Athens, Greece , and later in September 2019, Oz spoke at the annual Vox Media- YMS NYC Youth Marketing Festival .
Currently, Jenk Oz is 16 years, 5 months and 26 days old. Jenk Oz will celebrate 17th birthday on a Saturday 23rd of April 2022.
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