Hundreds turn up to join Facebook 'tech rally' set up by young entrepreneur

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Hundreds of people joined a mass Facebook ‘tech rally’ as part of a campaign to digitally connect 2 million young people in 90 days.  

Jack Parsons, the 23-year-old son of a London cabbie and now digital entrepreneur, teamed up with social media giant Facebook to host the rally at their London headquarters on Monday.

More than 250 people are thought to have turned up for the rally, with organisers having to turn people away as the gathering proved so popular.

The budding entrepreneur advised guests on the different pathways into the tech industry.

Mr Parsons told the Standard: “We had more and more young people turn up and over 102 young people couldn’t get into the event due to Facebook’s strict rules so unfortunately we had to cap numbers and the entry line just wouldn’t go down.

“The young people and millennials who were able to get into the event got really pumped by listening to some incredible speakers.”

Mr Parsons is the founding member of Yourfeed, a social media platform that matches users directly to businesses based on their skillset.

It already has more than 200 brand partners, including tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google.

He started out as an 18-year-old NEET (not in education, employment, or training), before building his own business.

His company YourFeed was set up to encourage “young people everywhere to showcase themselves and follow their passions”.

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