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WOW!

The only thing better than having our friends join us in prison is when they bring their own friends to meet PEP. This Friday, Class “Noble Nineteen” will have one of the largest audiences in PEP’s history to join them for their Pitch Day … more than 80 executives have registered to attend the event, and we are officially sold out!

Special thanks to the following people who have agreed to host “Shark Tank” panels for us, and bring their friends:

  • Tamirra Phillipe (recruited 7 guests);
  • Jon Goodale (5 guests);
  • Robert Horan (4 guests);
  • Hank Hamilton (4 guests);
  • Ken Dunham (3 guests);
  • David Jenkins (3 guests). 

It’s going to be an incredible day.

If you are not able to join us, please consider registering to attend our Class 19 Graduation on Friday, June 7 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. More details here.

SEE YOU IN PRISON!

(Below are photos from the Class 18 Pitch Day last year)

amerisource fundingIt is official!

Thanks to the lead sponsorship from Amerisource Funding, our 2012 eSchool Graduation is officially sold out!

At this graduation, we will honor over 30 men who began transforming their lives while still behind bars through PEP‘s in-prison Business Plan Competition. After their release, these men reestablished their lives in the free world and dedicated themselves to continuing their education through our weekly Entrepreneurship School (eSchool) in Dallas and Houston. We are now celebrating their completion of this second step in their journey from inmate to entrepreneur.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Ryan Mack, author of “Living in the Village” and frequent contributor to CNN, BET and others. You can learn more about Ryan Mack here.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Lead Investor
Amerisource Funding

Venture Capitalists
The Energists
Stellus Capital Management
Judy & Jon Goodale

Angel Investors
RKI*
Accenture
Alex Anaxagoras and Genie Erneta
DFS Worldwide
Marcia & Bill Frank
JITA Printing
Silver Fox Advisors
Pam & Phil Rundle
* Purchased two tables

PEP Pitch Day

PEP volunteers and participants reacting to the awesome new advisory board lineup. (We ARE pretty excited!)

Since 2004, the Prison Entrepreneurship Program has been guided by some of the strongest business minds to ever lend their time, talent and treasure to the nonprofit sector. We are particularly grateful for those who have served on our governing and advisory boards.

This group has included highly successful entrepreneurs, investors and politicians. It has also included lawyers, bankers and leaders from the corporate sector. And we are particularly grateful that it has always included men who first came to PEP as incarcerated men.

Together, these leaders are PEP’s ambassadors in the “free world.” They carry our message of hope out into the community, and their support is directly responsible for the ground-breaking results that PEP has delivered for the past eight years (see our 2011-2012 Annual Report for the full details of our impact).

PEP would like to welcome the following NEW members to our boards (see the full list here):

New National Advisory Board Members
New Houston Advisory Board Members
New Dallas Advisory Board Members
New Austin Advisory Board Member