David Barker was one of the UK’s first internet entrepreneurs in 1994 and spent ten years working with global corporations including Intel, Cisco and Microsoft. David decided to exit in 2004 and became a social entrepreneur to tackle some of the issues facing society – mainly around social mobility, unemployment and poverty.
Since 2005 David has been innovating new social enterprise start-ups using Tech for Good. To increase capacity and scalability, in 2015 he founded Techcentre, The Social Innovation Agency, to work in partnership with clients to innovate new tech-enabled social enterprise start-ups. Today he took time out to talk to Tom Abram about his early life and career so far.