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The NYC Prison to Prosperity Fair and Business Competition for Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs


Think Outside the Cell Foundation, Bronx Clergy Criminal Justice Roundtable in partnership with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, the Bronx Reentry Task Force,  Lehman College, and MetroPlus Health Plan, Inc. will present the NYC Prison to Prosperity Fair and Business Competition for Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Lehman College (Bedford Park Blvd. West and Goulden Ave.), Bronx, NY.

Programs include workshops, panel discussions, and business pitch competition with cash prizes to help formerly incarcerated entrepreneurs take their business ideas to the next level.  [Men Sitting On Chairs, United States, 1920s.], Digital ID 817177, New York Public Library
Speakers and Business Pitch Judges include:
Harold Doley:   Investment banker and founder of Doley Securities, LLC., the oldest African-American owned investment banking firm in the United States and the only African-American to have owned a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.
Edlewis:  Founder and CEO Essence Communications, Inc. as well as co-founder and publisher of ESSENCE magazine.  Currently serves as Senior Advisor to Solera Capital.
Loida Lewis:  Noted businesswoman, philanthropist and former Chair and CEO of TLC Beatrice International multinational food company.
Genevieve Michel-Bryan:  Vice President and Director Broadcast, Black Enterprise.
Jonathan Richter:  Managing Director RREEF America LLC., a subsidiary of Deutsche Asset Management.
Please visit  to register for the Fair or 
Apply for business competition, 2 categories:
  • At-risk and formerly incarcerated, ages 16-24
  • Formerly incarcerated 25 and older
The Fair is free and open to the public, seating is limited.
For more information, please go to or call 718-231-1033.


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