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Where Are They Now: Alex Stephany On Scaling The World’s First Crowdfunding Platform For Homeless People

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“Just a single conversation can actually change the direction of someone’s life.” 

To kick off Series 2 of our popular 40 Minute Mentor, ‘Where Are They Now’ mini-series, we’re joined by Alex Stephany, Co-Founder and CEO of Beam - the world’s first crowdfunding platform for homeless people. 

When Alex last joined us in Series 2 of 40 Minute Mentor, we talked about the early days of Beam, the inspiring story behind why the business exists and some brilliant actionable mentorship on providing a long-term solution to the homelessness problem, and how we can all play our part in it. 

In today’s episode, we hear how Beam has scaled since and Alex shares some more incredible mentorship, including: 

  • Why Beam exists and why they’ve only just scratched the surface of social problems they're solving. [02:21] 
  • How the pandemic has helped Beam scale from an in-person service to an online platform. [07:05] 
  • Why now is such an exciting time to join Beam and what the future holds for the team. [09:55] 
  • Alex’s candid advice on how candidates can prepare for an interview at Beam and examples of how you can go the extra mile. [12:42]

⛳️  Helpful links: 

➡️ The full 40 Minute Mentor episode with Alex Stephany: https://jbmc.co.uk/insights/40-minute-mentor/long-term-solutions-for-homelessness-with-alex-stephany/  

➡️ More about Alex Stephany: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexstephany/

➡️ More about Beam and their incredible mission: https://beam.org/

➡️ Current roles at Beam: https://beam.org/careers


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