Trust Me, I'm A Stranger: Learn from leading entrepreneurs innovating in the collaborative economy Panelists: Lily Cole Founder of Lily Cole (b. Devon, 1987) is a fashion model, actress and social entrepreneur. An advocate for socio-political and environmental issues, she has employed technology, writing, filmmaking and public speaking as means to build awareness and encourage dialogue. Cole was awarded a First Class Bachelor of Arts in History of Art from the University of Cambridge in 2011, and recently presented a six-part TV series on contemporary art for Sky Arts. Four years ago, she began developing, a social network that encourages users to exchange skills and services for free in the hope of encouraging a peer-to-peer gift economy. Cole has spoken at The World Economic Forum's meeting in Davos (2013), Google's Zeitgeist conference (2012) and Wired (2012), is an affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and holds an Honorary Degree for her contribution to humanitarian and environmental causes from Glasgow Caledonian University. She writes often for national and international press. 'Impossible Utopias', originally submitted as the thesis for her undergraduate degree, is Cole's first book. Sam Stephens Founder of Sam Stephens is the founder of Streetbank, a website that helps neighbours build community, reduce consumption and save money. It works by connecting neighbours so that they can share things and skills. Streetbank, a registered charity, is biggest in West London, Melbourne and Bristol and is taking root in Oxford where there are more than 250 members within the ring road. Sam’s background is in headhunting for charity appointments. Ivo Gormeley Founder of Goodgym is a community of runners who get fit by doing good in their local area. You can run in a pack to work on a community project, do one-off missions to help vulnerable people, or commit to visit an isolated older person every week. You get the help of a qualified trainer and support to achieve your goals. Get fit. Do good. Connect. Come to the Oxford Launchpad on Wednesday 13 May 6pm to see the panel discussion on the sharing economy, their stories and find out what being entrepreneurial entails. Refreshments provided. Programme: 6pm Networking Registrations 6.30pm Discussion 7.30pm Networking & Refreshments 8pm Close For details, link here:

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