Defy Ventures gives former inmates a second chance with Chromebooks and G Suite

About Defy Ventures

Founded in 2010, Defy Ventures is an entrepreneurship, employment, and leadership training program that serves people with criminal histories.

Industries: Non-profit
Location: USA
Products: Chromebook

Defy Ventures provides an invaluable service: training incarcerated people how to become Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) and make their way in the outside world. To keep providing second chances to those who need it most, this nonprofit organization knew they needed a modern, easy-to-use approach to helping people rediscover the best of themselves.

Skills training, improved employment prospects

  • Chromebooks give EITs affordable computer solutions to practice their skills
  • EITs can watch 250 hours of video tutorials on entrepreneurship, employment, readiness, and personal development
  • Professional mentorship is fast and easy — even remotely — with G Suite

Giving people hope with user-friendly technology

"Formerly incarcerated people have paid their debt to society, but they can remain in invisible handcuffs because of a lack of opportunities. I love seeing the smiles on EITs' faces and hearing the giddiness in their voices when they realize how much easier it is to pursue their personal goals with the use of technology. I'm glad we've found the right fit with Chromebooks and G Suite."

Charles Hoke, Chief Development Officer, Defy Ventures

Defy Ventures turned to Chromebooks and G Suite to provide cost-effective, simpler tools to help their organization do more with less. This migration created more seamless connectivity between EITs and employees despite social barriers, which helped smooth out their professional development process.

About Defy Ventures

Founded in 2010, Defy Ventures is an entrepreneurship, employment, and leadership training program that serves people with criminal histories.

Industries: Non-profit
Location: USA