Come join the Defy Young Professionals Board to kick off Spring on Thursday, April 18th at the Boat Basin.
Tickets are $50 and include all you can drink from 7:30pm – 10pm and the chance to win giveaways. We'll also have special catering courtesy of former Defy students.
All proceeds go 100% to the Defy Ventures program. See below for more information.
Defy Ventures is a New York City-based nonprofit that equips former drug dealers and gang leaders to leverage their natural talent, street smarts, charisma and drive to launch legal and profitable start-ups businesses. Defy achieves its mission by partnering with senior business executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and other influential leaders to provide life transforming opportunities for America’s biggest underdogs. Defy puts its student entrepreneurs to the test with 12 months of hands-on, no-bull, MBA-like training, mentoring, character development, business incubation and financing. Defy’s signature program engages volunteer business executives as judges in a series of business plan competitions that award $150,000 in seed capital to winning ventures. To learn more visit: defyventures.org
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Defy Ventures, Inc.
Defy (v.): To challenge or dare a person to do something deemed impossible.
Defy Ventures provides carefully selected, ambitious men who have criminal histories with life-changing entrepreneurship, leadership, and career opportunities.
Defy Ventures is funded and managed by a group of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who recognize that many former drug dealers and gang leaders share similar skill sets and talents with top business leaders. Through an intensive internship program that includes MBA-like training, executive mentoring, leadership development, and career placement, Defy Ventures offers its interns a legitimate chance to succeed as income earners, entrepreneurs, fathers, and role models in their communities. Defy’s signature program engages interns in a series of business plan competitions that award up to $150,000 in seed capital to winning ventures.
Defy Ventures is a New York City-based nonprofit organization that is entirely privately funded by executives, foundations, and other generous donors.