Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

10/24/19 Business Pitch Competition at Correctional Training Facility, D Yard

Date: October 24, 2019

Time: Volunteers must arrive at facility at 10 am and the event will conclude by 5 pm.

Location: Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad, CA

Description of Event: Business Pitch Competitions (BPCs) are the culminating events for hard-working EITs completing the CEO of Your New Life program. During a BPC, EITs will present their business ideas in several rounds of a Shark Tank-style competition to panels of business leaders and investors. The event also includes Defy’s signature icebreaker and empathy-building exercises designed to create an inclusive and accepting community. At the end of the day, five winning pitches are selected from the group in an awards ceremony, followed by a cap and gown graduation ceremony.

REGISTRATION: Complete this registration form by 9/22/19

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Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

11/14/19 Business Pitch Competition at Correctional Training Facility, C Yard

Date: November 14, 2019

Time: Volunteers must arrive at facility at 10 am and the event will conclude by 5 pm.

Location: Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad, CA

Description of Event: Business Pitch Competitions (BPCs) are the culminating events for hard-working EITs completing the CEO of Your New Life program. During a BPC, EITs will present their business ideas in several rounds of a Shark Tank-style competition to panels of business leaders and investors. The event also includes Defy’s signature icebreaker and empathy-building exercises designed to create an inclusive and accepting community. At the end of the day, five winning pitches are selected from the group in an awards ceremony, followed by a cap and gown graduation ceremony.

REGISTRATION: Complete this registration form by 10/1/19

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Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

7/10/19 Business Coaching Day (BCD) at Correctional Training Facility, Soledad

Business Coaching Day (BCD)

Correctional Training Facility, Soledad

BCDs begin with icebreaker exercises designed to help create an inclusive and accepting community. Afterward, volunteers provide EITs with feedback on their resumes, personal statements, and business ideas through small group coaching sessions. Before the end of the evening, there are exercises to reflect on what everyone learned and bring closure to the event.

Email Kari at [email protected] by Friday, June 7, to register!

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Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

6/25/19 Business Pitch Competition & Graduation at Valley State Prison

Business Pitch Competition & Graduation

Valley State Prison

Business Pitch Competitions begin with icebreaker exercises designed to help create an inclusive and accepting community. Afterward, volunteers serve as judges for the EITs’ Shark-Tank style pitch competition at the culmination of their journey with Defy. Following the competition, EITs don caps and gowns and their family members are invited to join their graduation ceremony. Volunteers have the special opportunity to bear witness and lend support to the graduates who have worked diligently to reach this milestone occasion. 

Email Kari at [email protected] by Friday, May 24, to register!

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