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gBETA Social Impact Milwaukee

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Sherman Phoenix

3536 West Fond Du Lac Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53216

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We’re hosting a discussion on issues in incarceration and looking for community members who want to work together to solve these problems.

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Incarceration, recidivism, rehabilitation, and expungement are complex issues that we want your help tackling. The event will begin with appetizers and mingling, followed by a panel discussion on issues and experiences in incarceration and recidivism. Guests will then be invited to join targeted small group discussions about potential solutions. We are seeking people to create new initiatives that serve or are owned by people who are formerly incarcerated. Our goal is to help people develop ideas that will blossom into sustainable companies.

We are looking for people who are curious about or knowledgeable of potential solutions to the problems of incarceration and recidivism, open to feedback and coaching on business development, or have technical skills in computer science and related fields. After the program, participants will receive ongoing support to continue testing prototypes and building their businesses.

We will choose up to five teams to work with weekly for one month. Once the teams are selected, we will brainstorm product or service ideas, offer mentorship and coaching, and work with teams one-on-one to help them develop an innovative and marketable product or solution.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

We are looking for people with any of the following characteristics:

  • Curiosity and open-mindedness
  • Openness to feedback
  • Community organizing skills
  • Creativity
  • Expertise around formerly incarcerated individuals
  • Experience with the justice system
  • Technical skills in computer science, engineering, design and emerging technologies

You don't need to have all of these -- We will help build teams for success. You are welcome to come to listen, learn, and contribute to the discussion as well.

EVENT AGENDA

5:00-5:30 Check in/networking/appetizers

5:30-6:30 Panel discussion

6:30-7:30 Breakout sessions (brainstorming startup ideas)

7:30-8:00 Sharing ideas & next steps

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Sherman Phoenix

3536 West Fond Du Lac Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53216

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