with Jay Tompt
In this talk, we’ll tell the story of how a community of dragons can help create the conditions for thriving local entrepreneurs who are launching social, ecological and ethical alternatives to default corporate and consumer oriented business. We’ll talk about what’s happening in Totnes how this idea is spreading around Devon and Somerset, and beyond.
Co-founding member of the Totnes REconomy Project and independent consultant. Since 2011, the Totnes REconomy Project has launched innovative economic regeneration and resilience building projects, such as the Local Entrepreneur Forum and the REconomy Centre. Jay has also co-developed the Transition Network REconomy Project’s Local Economic Blueprint course and handbook, and advises community groups developing their own local blueprint. He has also been leading workshops and giving talks about this work and on community-led economics, across Europe and Japan.
Prior to moving to the UK from San Francisco, Jay spent 10 years as entrepreneur and consultant in the ‘green business movement’, after a 12-year career in Silicon Valley. Jay holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in Philosophy from San Jose State University. He’s also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and part-time associate lecturer in economics at Plymouth University.