David B. Horne’s TEDx Talk
The Fight for Fairer Funding
On 9 October 2020, our Founder, David B Horne gave a 13-minute talk at TEDxPCL in London. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the live audience was limited to the other speakers plus a very select few dignitaries, and on that day all of the speakers were streamed over the internet to an audience of several thousand. To the best of our knowledge, TEDxPCL was one of very few TEDx events that actually took place live during the pandemic.
We are delighted to bring you the official version of the talk which was been approved and distributed by TEDx Talks.
Entitled “The Fight for Fairer Funding” David takes you on a journey back to his childhood when, thanks to his Mum, he learned about equality from a very young age. We then move quickly to the present day, and David tells you of his journey of discovery. It started at an event in the spring of 2019, when David had spoken at an event about fundraising for small businesses.
After his talk, a woman asked him why so little funding went to female entrepreneurs. David didn’t know the answer and promised that he would find out. He did, and he was shocked. This talk tells you the full story, and what David is doing about it today.
The TEDx talk is only a part of David’s activities. Learn more about his work by navigating this site and his social enterprise, Funding Focus.