Armenian-American Trent Simonian, the co-founder of Sidetalk, has made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2024 in the Social Media category, reports Zartonk Media.
22-year-old Trent Simonian co-founded Sidetalk, a one-minute, on-the-street show and web series in New York that highlights some of the city’s most interesting characters. Simonian started Sidetalk with Jack Byrne after graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts several years ago.
Sidetalk is best known for the viral “Bing Bong” trend of 2021, which got so big that President Biden and the Jonas Brothers recreated the video to boost awareness of the Covid vaccine. Byrne and Simonian have welcomed Drake, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, and Eli Manning as guests on the show.
The founders describe Sidetalk as a “show that captures the unique vibrancy of the city” through comedic street interviews and event recaps. Sidetalk has collaborated with Spotify on “Sidetalk Sound,” an exclusive branded playlist, and Live Nation on concerts and events featuring big-name headliners and rising New York City artists.
Sidetalk has also given back to its community, last year launching its inaugural Sidetalk Holiday Drive to raise money for homeless women and children in New York (through Win NYC).