100% of that money has been invested into 270 homeless people’s futures.
Providing them with the skills to earn a living and leave homelessness for good.
Take single mum Busayo, now a healthcare assistant during the pandemic, after having no home for six years.
Or Javad. Once a homeless refugee, today earning £30k as a digger operator and living in his own place.
Alex Stephany, who picked up the ‘Entrepreneur for Good’ trophy at last years Great British Entrepreneur Awards was inspired to build Beam after getting to know a homeless man at his local Tube station.
The man had spent decades out of work. Alex would buy him cups of coffee and pairs of socks, but could see his condition going from very bad to even worse.
When the man had a heart attack, Alex asked himself:
“What could we do to make a real difference to that man’s life?”
The answer lay in giving him the skills to support himself. Alex knew that’d cost much more than a coffee.
But what if everyone chipped in? Beam crowdfund new career opportunities for homeless men and women. They provide them with a support network, from support specialists to the kind strangers who fund their campaigns. They use technology to find scalable solutions to the toughest social problems – starting with homelessness.
Find out more about Beam here.
Francesca is the founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and community. With a background in publishing and events, Francesca ia passionate about telling the stories of entrepreneurs in an effort to support and champion their endeavours.