Defy Colorado brings business pitches for life after prison to Boulder’s Dairy Center

Defy Colorado brings business pitches for life after prison to Boulder’s Dairy Center

Defy Colorado Prison Speech Dairy Arts Center Boulder Buck Adams and Ronnie Madrid helped raise more than $70,000 for Defy Colorado after they shared their stories Wednesday with about 150 people at the Dairy Arts Center. “Prison is a dark lonely place,” said Adams, whose business plan is related to developing an e-commerce website similar to Etsy to sell prison art. Adams is a former Marine and successful entrepreneur and founder of nonprofit Veterans to Farmers.The isolation of prison gave him an opportunity to think, said Adams, who is serving a sentence for assault and now is at a halfway house. The opportunity to connect with Defy Colorado gave him the much-needed human touch he was longing for, Adams said. The coaching, support and insight were equally valuable, he said. Inside a prison, even a small gesture, “a reminder that you are human, is huge,” Adams said.   Read the full article…

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