People who knows me well, also know that my personal slogan is “Think Global, Act Local and Think Forward, Act Now”. That is my approach to everything, including economy.
Think Global, Act Local
Next Tuesday, the 2nd of June, I will be pleased to be one of the mediators of the Community Think Tank at the LEF – Lambeth Entrepreneurs Forum.
What is it? The LEF is part of a worldwide movement Transition Town Brixton. TTB’s vision is to create a new culture of Community Supported Local Economy which fosters a resilient, independent local economy that supplies the real needs of local people, builds connections, creates new local livelihoods and keeps wealth local.
TTB’s co-founder Duncan Law has said:
We want to build a community of Lambeth local investors that understands the benefit of investing local and ensuring a vibrant, diverse local economy that is able to ultimately compete with the big corporates”
Think Forward, Act Now
During the LEF, five selected social enterprises will pitch to their local community with the aim ofpledging to invest money, but also time, resources, skills, enthusiasm, Facebook likes, hugs, and basically any other kind of support.
The Community Think Tank will be in the afternoon, together with a Pitch and Pledge session with the selected social enterprises, such as The Kitchen Table Projects, The Grain Grocer, Spiral, The Library of Things.
Networking (+ food!)
The LEF will also be a networking opportunity for local entrepreneurs, investors, decision-makers, and residents, and for all to have a part to play in having the kind of local economy they want to see in Lambeth and in the world.
Last but not least, there will be locally sourced food as well as beer especially brewed for the event by Brixton Brewery!
I will be very pleased to see entrepreneurs, investors and local people networking and fostering the Lambeth local economy. I would also like to know what are the insights of the Tech scene about the event and if it is something that might be replicated in other boroughs or towns.
Tickets are still available at www.lambethlef.eventbrite.co.uk.