ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Mission Driven, todays entrepreneurs need a social goal to succeed | Erik Fairbairn | TEDxSquareMile

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Mission Driven, todays entrepreneurs need a social goal to succeed | Erik Fairbairn | TEDxSquareMile

Here’s Great Tip: Mission Driven, todays entrepreneurs need a social goal to succeed | Erik Fairbairn | TEDxSquareMile


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Erik Fairbairn is the founder of POD Point, one of the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging networks.

Here he discusses how entrepreneurs can help to solve some of the biggest issues facing the world.

He also shares how he has done this himself in addressing the issue of carbon emissions through electric charging points, and how having a social mission can help a business to grow.

Erik Fairbairn is the founder and CEO of POD Point. Under Erik’s stewardship it has become one of Europe’s leading providers of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). They have developed a network of 1500 public charging bays, have shipped over 20,000 charge points and have supplied in excess of 10,000,000 miles of electric motoring. In 2014 Erik successfully led the firm through one of the UK’s largest ever equity crowd funding rounds and since then POD Point has been featured in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 list of the UK’s fastest growing tech companies.

A qualified engineer by training, Erik also sits on the Automotive Technology Council which advises the UK government on the development of automotive technologies. He was recently voted as one of London’s 1000 most influential people by the Evening Standard and is happily married with 3 young children.

Topic of upcoming TEDx talk: ‘There Will Be No Electric Petrol Pumps in the Future’.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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