Transformation Yoga Project Announces Transition to Launch Pennsylvania Chapter of Defy Ventures’ National Prison-Based Entrepreneurship Program
January 26, 2023 - Defy Pennsylvania is here!
October 14, 2022 - Defy staff member Cosme Sandoval (pictured center at a Defy event) shares a reflection on Hispanic Heritage Month.
February 28, 2022 - Defy staff member Terrell Hall (pictured on the right in the photo) shares a reflection on Black History Month.
February 11, 2022 - Defy EIT Ryan Hoppe shares his journey of landing his dream job—and what comes next.
December 23, 2021 - Defy EIT Paul Pommells shares his journey post-incarceration—and how Defy has helped.
August 30, 2021 - The Pure Beauty founder and CEO shares how her cannabis company, in partnership with Defy Ventures, is using profits to support investment in communities most affected by the war on drugs.
May 3, 2021 - The perspective of a Defy Entrepreneur in Training.
Defy Ventures and the Drucker School of Management Partner to Enhance Opportunities for Defy Entrepreneurs in Training
March 22, 2021 - Announcing an incredible new partnership!
August 3, 2020 - To say that 2020 has been a bit rough would be quite the understatement to most of us!
July 10, 2020 - Please sign the Change.org petition linked in the post!
July 8, 2020 - Update: The PPP application deadline is now extended to August 8!
June 3, 2020 - Amidst these dark times, the outpouring of support and solidarity for justice, Black lives, and oppressed and marginalized communities provides a spark of hope.
May 27, 2020 - Back in October, a few friends and I drove to the California Institution for Women to begin one of the most meaningful days of our lives.
March 25, 2020 - In 2014, I’d long since left my drug addiction and criminal history behind. Seven years had passed since I’d last used methamphetamine, eight since I’d last been arrested.
February 27, 2020 - On a crisp morning in March 2018, I nervously stood outside the walls of California State Prison, Los Angeles County.
January 15, 2020 - Defy Ventures has been providing entrepreneurship training since 2011 in a community setting and since 2014 in prison settings.
June 11, 2019 - As my time at Defy Ventures comes to a close, I am able to more deeply understand the prison system and its exacerbation of racial inequity; however, I am left with a new sense of hope for a meaningful, transformational change.