Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

NYC Post Release Business Coaching Night

Location: Ropes & Gray LLP, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10036

Purpose: These monthly events require only expertise and enthusiasm. They include sessions on business ideation and business pitch practice, allowing volunteers to strategize with our EITs both in small groups and one-on-one. Business Coaching Nights are wonderful ways to connect with like-minded volunteers and empower EITs on their journeys.

Sign Up: Due to capacity, registration for this event has been closed. Thank you to those volunteers who have signed up attend. We will provide more information in the coming weeks and see you on April 3rd!

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May
14
6:30 PM18:30

NYC Post Release Business Coaching Night

Location: TBD

Purpose: These monthly events require only expertise and enthusiasm. They include small group coaching sessions on business ideation, as well as help developing the various aspects of a business plan. These events allow volunteers to strategize with our EITs both in small groups and one-on-one in timed sessions throughout the night. Business Coaching Nights are wonderful ways to connect with like-minded volunteers and empower EITs on their journeys.

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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

NYC Post Release Business Pitch Showcase

Location: Civic Hall - 118 West 22nd Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10011

Purpose: Defy's EITs (Entrepreneurs In-Training) will pitch their business ideas to a group of judges for admission into our year long Business Incubator.  If they are admitted into the Incubator, they will then receive advanced coursework in entrepreneurship and business management, as well as support through the process of incorporating, launching, and growing a new business. Volunteers at the event will provide feedback and business advice to the EITs as they gear up for the next step in their entrepreneurial journey.

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Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

NYC Post Release Pitch Practice

Location: Ropes & Gray LLP, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10036

Purpose: Sign up to provide feedback to Post Release EITs who are preparing to pitch their business ideas at the Business Pitch Showcase for a spot in Defy’s Incubator Program.

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Dec
6
7:15 PM19:15

GIVE TO GO Holiday Campaign!

We are kicking off a holiday event to support our EITs returning to their communities. As many of you know, those first hours and days out of prison are fragile and overwhelming. We want to be a lily pad, a soft landing, for our EITs when they come home. One of the easiest and most tangible ways we can support their reentry is a “Go Bag”. These bags are small kits with essentials that will help them navigate through their first weeks.

If you’d like to contribute toward these go bags click here.

HOLIDAY GO BAG ASSEMBLY PARTY

Date: December 6th

Location: Swans Nest Yoga - 137 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11206

Time: 7:15pm - 9:00pm. Light snacks and refreshments.

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Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00
NYC

National Business Pitch Competition

EITs present their businesses in “Shark Tank”-style Business Pitch Competitions that award startup grants to winning EITs. Defy distributes grants ranging from $100 to $15,000 to EITs’ businesses. Winning businesses are determined by esteemed panels of judges made up of top investors and business executives.

 

Registration now closed (event at capacity).

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