current authorMariah Dickinsonoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

Entrepreneurship organization

Defy Ventures

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Defy Ventures

Defy Ventures is a national nonprofit with a vision to cut recidivism in half by leveraging entrepreneurship to increase economic opportunity and transform lives. Defy’s entrepreneurship, career readiness, and personal development training programs are helping currently and formerly incarcerated people defy the odds in seven states and 16 prisons across the country. Because public attitudes toward people with criminal histories affect their chances of success post-incarceration, Defy’s mission is to shift mindsets to give people with criminal histories their best shot at a second chance. Together with the thousands of business executives and leaders in our network, we are helping to shift the conversation and landscape of opportunity for formerly incarcerated people. Join us!