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Tuesday, October 29 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Redemptive Entrepreneurship: The Innovative RISE Reentry Program in Nebraska

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In this session you will learn about RISE, a Nebraska reentry program that uses entrepreneurship as a tool to lowering recidivism. RISE provides pre-release entrepreneurship training to incarcerated individuals, and the program culminates in a "shark-tank" style business pitch competition with start-up investments for the top 5 winners upon release. This session will cover some of the challenges facing Nebraska's prison system and RISE's "inside/out" program solution.

Key Take-Aways
  • Learn about the work RISE is doing in Nebraska. 
  • Learn about challenges in the Nebraska prison system and the role entrepreneurship can play in lowering recidivism. 
  • Learn how you can get involved in RISE's mission by judging pitch competitions and coaching the underdog entrepreneurs that RISE serves. 

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Jeremy Bouman

Jeremy is the Founder and CEO of RISE, an innovative Nebraska non-profit that provides entrepreneurship, employment readiness and character development training to currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. RISE currently serves in 7 Nebraska prisons and provides post-release... Read More →

Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Room G

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