On November 20th, 2019, the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) hosted the “Barbed Wire to Business Accelerator—Fueling Growth through Impact Investing” event at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The event showcased three Prison Entrepreneurship Program graduate-owned companies. Sharks included Mark Holden (Koch Industries), Biggs Burke (record executive and film producer), Doug Deason (Dallas investor), and Joe Horford (PEP Pennsylvania founder).
The evening gave investors an authentic look into PEP and their 15 years of fruitful results and strategy to grow and go deeper.
We encourage you to enjoy the entire event, but if you don’t have 4.5 hours, here are some powerful highlights. (Note: Even though the same preview is shown for each video, clicking them will jump you to the appropriate location in the event.)