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A man who spent 10 years in prison just won $15,000 in a national business pitch competition– Business Insider, November 16th, 2017

The Power of Second Chances – [VIDEO] TEDx San Francisco, November 3, 2017

Marquis Hayes’ Strange Ride From Cooking Crack to Hip Chef – DAILY BEAST, October 14, 2017

Con Jobs: From Inmate to Entrepreneur -Stay Tuned with Preet, October 12, 2017

NY state prisoners compete in a “Shark Tank”-style pitch competition  – BUSINESS INSIDER, October 11, 2017

Defy at Pelican Bay[VIDEO] October 10, 2017

Forty Over 40 Honorees: Women to Watch – FORBES, October 10, 2017

How Defy Ventures lets inmates pitch a business ‘Shark Tank’ style, and equips them with job skills – CNBC, October 8, 2017

Some Fundamental Truths This Entrepreneur Learned Mentoring Prison Inmates – ENTREPRENEUR, September 6, 2017

Looking for a new investment? These entrepreneurs-in-training might be your best bet. – UPWORTHY, July 17, 2017

The 25 Most Disruptive Companies of the Year – INC, June 12, 2017

How To Tap Inmates’ Entrepreneurial Spirit? A Boulder Man’s Trying – Colorado Public Radio, May 12, 2017

Option B: Catherine Hoke [VIDEO] April 24, 2017

“Step To The Line”: How Prison Is Helping Oculus Expand VR’s Horizons – FAST COMPANY, April 20, 2017

Prisoners in ‘Shark Tank’ like competition are defying expectations ABC NEWS, March 14, 2017

One of The Most Meaningful Days of Your Life – BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE, October 15, 2016

In Prison: Defying Labels – PEERY FOUNDATION, July 27, 2016

Catherine Hoke on Transformation, Mass Incarceration, and Entrepreneurship – SOCAP16, June 21, 2016

Silicon Valley’s Hot New Snack Was Born in Prison – TIME MAGAZINE, June, 2016

Defy Ventures redefines ‘the hustle’ from prison yard to startup office – TECHCRUNCH, March 15, 2016

Transforming the Incarcerated Into Entrepreneurs – WIRED, November 2015

How to Successfully Navigate the Job Hunt With a Rap Sheet – CareerCast, April 17, 2015

Entrepreneurship: A Viable Off-Ramp After Prison – Medium, December 19, 2014

Catherine Hoke of Defy Ventures Turns Ex-Cons into Entrepreneurs – American Express, December 15, 2014

3 Inspiring Stories and Character Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs – YFS Magazine, December 6, 2014

Defy Ventures Looks to Turn Former Criminals into Successful Entrepreneurs – Tech Republic, November 19, 2014

You’ve Got a Criminal History — How You Should Address it in a Job Interview – Monster, November 26, 2014

Been Arrested? How to Survive Background Checks and Land a Job – Brazen Careerist, November 18, 2014

What Former Drug Dealers Can Teach You About Sales – Killer Startups, November 3, 2014

4 Reasons Hiring People with Criminal Histories is Good for Business – Talent Zoo, October 31, 2014

3 Hustlers Who Used Their Street Skills to Find Success – Financial Juneteenth, October 14, 2014

6 Ways to Make Your Startup More Attractive to Investors – Young Upstarts, October 14, 2014 

Breaking Good: How Defy Ventures Creates Second Chances – Coca-Cola, June 30, 2014

100 Most Creative People in Business: Catherine Hoke – Fast Company, May 12, 2014

5 Reasons This Social Enterprise Developed A Strategy Based on Criminals – StayClassy Blog, October 17, 2013

Ex-Inmates ‘Defy’ Odds Channeling Skills into Startups – FOXBusiness, October 17, 2013

Ideas Week: The remaking of others – Chicago Tribune, October 15, 2013

From convicts to VC winners: Two CEOs stories – Upstart Business Journal, May 14, 2013

Catherine Rohr helps former felons defy odds, start businesses – Silicon Prairie News, May 9, 2013

Legalize It: Meet New Ashoka Fellow Catherine Rohr – Forbes, March 28, 2013

The Economy of Punishment – Harvard Business Review, March 6, 2013

Why Ex-Cons Make Great Entrepreneurs – Forbes, November 5, 2012

Skills Honed in Illicit Trades, and Put to Better Use – NY Times, September 23, 2012

From Time Behind Bars, Business Plans Grow – The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2012

A Hustler for Social Innovation – Huffington Post, June 26, 2012

Ex-Cons Relaunching Lives as Entrepreneurs – Inc. Magazine, May 29, 2012

WATCH NOW: Second Chances: MDC Humanitarian Award Recipient

Second Chances: MDC Humanitarian Award Recipient

WATCH NOW: Catherine Hoke and our EITs speak about second chances