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Defy Ventures helps inmates make the shift from prison to small business owners

  • Defy Ventures turns inmates into ‘Entrepreneurs in Training,’ giving them short courses that help them develop business skills and pairing them up with mentors
  • The program’s exercises “create empathy,” and help bridge the gap between those doing time and those in the business world, says founder Catherine Hoke
  • Notable successes include a former New York drug lord who’s now a fitness studio owner.

Defy Ventures from CNBC.

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