Matteo Bergamini is an award-winning entrepreneur, founder and CEO of the youth network Shout Out UK, a company he set up at 22. In April 2015, Matteo was responsible for launching Britain’s first ever Youth Leaders’ Debate, a collaboration between Channel 4 and Shout Out UK. The event gathered all 7 leaders of the largest British parties’ youth wings to debate on political issues. After just ten minutes, #YouthLeaders was trending in the top 6 on Twitter.
Matteo was invited to become an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Knowledge Exchange Fellow in May 2015, after winning a bid for a research/marketing grant in cooperation with the Crick Centre, a research group based at the University of Sheffield. Half a million viewers watched the resulting videos.
In March 2016, Matteo was declared the winner of the Harrow Business Den 2016. Later that year, his company became an accredited AQA centre and launched its first version of the Political Literacy Course, a unique programme that teaches young people politics, a subject currently missing from the national curriculum. The course was first piloted in a Pupil Referral Unit in Croydon.
Matteo revamped the Political Literacy Course to include Media Literacy in January 2017. Now working with over 700 schools across the UK, Shout Out UK has secured endorsements from academics, teachers and journalists like Fatima Manji from Channel 4 News.
Matteo has spoken at a range of international locations about his work in Political Literacy and Media Literacy including at events in Copenhagen, Sochi and Vienna. Matteo holds an undergraduate degree in Politics and History (2014) and a Graduate Diploma in Law (2015) from Brunel University, London.
Whilst not leading SHOUT OUT UK to new and exciting heights, Matteo practices competitive judo, which he has enjoyed since early childhood.