We catch up with Alex Stephany founder of Beam, a WeWork-based social enterprise that crowdfunds employment training for homeless people
How did Beam come about?
Beam started when I met a homeless man at a local Tube station. He told me, deeply ashamed, that he was illiterate. Meanwhile, he was sat beside a huge pile of free newspapers and thousands of people were walking past. As I walked home that evening, I couldn’t shake a thought: ‘There is no shortage of people needing help. And actually there is no…READ THE FULL INTERVIEW IN ISSUE ONE OF BEAST