We are so grateful to the many companies, institutions, and organizations that have contributed to Defy Ventures through generous in-kind support and partnership.

Professional Services Partners

Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton & Garrison

Capital IQ

Archegos Capital Management
  • From the get-go, Archegos Capital Management went “all in” with its involvement with Defy. Members of Archegos’ senior leadership team serve as mentors and volunteers, and it has introduced Defy to dozens of contacts who have gotten involved, too. Archegos sponsored a class dinner, thought-provoking movies nights, and even a crab-boil at one volunteer’s home. Believing in our entrepreneurs from the start, it hired those with catering businesses for corporate dinners; members of its networks have hired Defy home contractors for personal home repairs. Defy is deeply indebted to the team at Achegos for its partnership and for the awesome friendship it has extended to our students.
Open Hands Legal Services

Maverick Capital

CIP Creation Corp.

BBP Bags

Sandler Sales Training

Kiva Zip

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship



U.S. Probation Office, Southern District –New York

New York State Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (OPCA)

Com-Alert, King’s County District Attorney Office

Goodwill Industries

Doe Fund

Osborne Association

The College Initiative



Fairfax Community Church

Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (Chicago)

New Canaan Society

New Song Church

Redeemer Ei Forum