Alex studied politics, philosophy and economics and then worked at the RSA, an innovation charity. He helped social entrepreneurs to launch their businesses by managing a grant and crowdfunding programme. Alex then founded Call The Crowd to help corporates use crowdfunding to market-test socially entrepreneurial products, delivering projects for Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever.
In 2015 Alex became an On Purpose Associate. His placements were at education start-up the Careers & Enterprise Company, where he product managed a new website, and at The Challenge, where he analysed the marketing and sales of their fast-growing programmes.