Today we are going shopping for clothes, because it turns out that almost nothing I own is allowed in the maximum security prison I’ll be visiting with a group of investors and executives this week. I almost exclusively wear blue and grey - and both are strictly prohibited.
Our host, Defy Ventures
, runs programs which work with inmates to develop and then pitch business ideas, “Shark Tank” style - and then works with them to build business & job skills. If you’re interested in learning more, here’s a great podcast
featuring Catherine Hoke, founder and CEO of Defy Ventures. I’m sure I’ll write about it afterwards, so if you’re interested you can check out my website
for more info.