Steven Bartlett is the 27-year-old CEO of The Social Chain – a leading, global team with a track-record for leveraging owned media, technology and insights to build brands that earn a meaningful share of people’s lives. From a bedroom in Manchester, this university dropout built the group’s two flagship companies – Social Chain and Media Chain – when he was just 22 years old before taking his company public at 27, with a market valuation of £200m.
Steven leads a global team of 700+ innovators who have spent the last 5 years keeping brands at the forefront of what is possible. Social Chain’s impressive client list includes the likes of Apple, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Superdry and Fifa, with their presence now felt in Manchester, London, Berlin, Munich, New York and Bangkok. Since its onset, the digital publishing house ‘Media Chain’ now owns some of the largest media assets online – reaching over 1.8 billion people a month through a series of online brands.
An award-winning entrepreneur with accolades such as Great British Entrepreneur of the Year and Most Influential Agency Figure 2018, Steven also acts as a speaker, investor and content creator, hosting top charting podcast, ‘The Diary of a CEO’. Previous speaking opportunities have seen Steven speaking at the United Nations, SXSW 2019, VTEX Day alongside Barack Obama, Ted Talk plus many more.