Co-Founder of Unilad
Alex Partridge is one of the pioneers of social media content the way we know it today. At age 21 in 2010, while a student at Oxford Brookes University, he created, designed and wrote Unilad, one of the most popular social news and entertainment internet company in the world with an astonishing following of 40 million people around the globe. In 2017 Alex was involved in a major legal dispute over the ownership of the company – he had left his editorial role in 2013 while remaining a stakeholder – and won the case. Regarded as a ‘Facebook genius’, Alex is now an acclaimed professional speaker.
Talk Synopsis: Why I chose to be a short term let down to my friends and family”
I let everyone down when I dropped out of university to focus on a silly Facebook page called UNILAD. Everyone was telling me to stick to the conventional route. I wanted to make everyone proud but I knew have to disappoint them first.