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  • Defy Ventures
  • Defy Ventures

Defy Ventures is an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, and youth.

Defy Ventures is a national employment, entrepreneurship, and personal development training program that supports the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated to become successful, legal entrepreneurs and employees.  We “transform the hustle” and maximize the potential of Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) impacted by the criminal justice system by building redemptive communities that pursue entrepreneurship and personal growth.

By offering intensive personal and leadership development support, competition-based entrepreneurship training, executive mentoring, and business incubation, Defy empowers EITs to become the CEOs of their new lives. Defy’s programs harness and redirect the innate, entrepreneurial talents of EITs toward the creation of legal businesses and careers.

Defy serves EITs in our primary hub regions of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Colorado, Connecticut, and Nebraska. Click here to enroll in our Introductory Training. 

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