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Means of Exchange

We build technologies to democratise opportunities for economic self-sufficiency, rebuild local communities and promote local resource use.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Telecommunications
  • Location Cambridge, England, GB
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 1
  • Website meansofexchange.com

Company Summary

Means of Exchange is a new initiative focusing on methods of economic self-sufficiency. At it’s core it looks at how the same emerging, everyday technologies which drive our globalised world can reverse the trend and help democratise opportunities for economic self-sufficiency, rebuild local communities and promote a return to local resource use. A number of mobile apps and websites to support this work are being rolled out throughout 2012.

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    Ken Banks
    Founder

    Ken Banks devotes himself to the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change. His early research resulted in the development of FrontlineSMS. Ken has a BA in Social Anthropology/Development Studies, and been awarded a Stanford University Fellowship, a Pop!Tech Fellowship, named a Laureate of the Tech Awards, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, an Ashoka Fellow and is the recipient of the 2011 Pizzigati Prize