Beam enables anyone to help a homeless person for the long-term. You crowdfund their employment training, then Beam supports each person into stable paid work. Beam now makes it safe and easy to help a homeless person, by connecting the public with homeless people looking to start new careers. Beam is working to change negative stereotypes around homelessness by showing the talents and aspirations of people facing this problem, as well as reflecting the diversity of the homeless population. Learn more at beam.org.
As the world’s first platform of its kind, Beam has won multiple awards including Best Innovation in Homelessness, and Best Tech for Good in the UK and Europe. Its Founder and CEO Alex Stephany has been named Best Social Entrepreneur in the UK, 2019. Before starting Beam, Alex was CEO of JustPark where he led what was at that point in time the largest ever crowdfunding round for a tech startup. He is also the author of The Business of Sharing, a leading book on the sharing economy.