gBETA Social Impact Milwaukee
Incarceration, recidivism, rehabilitation, and expungement are complex issues that we want your help tackling. We are seeking people to create new initiatives that serve or are owned by people who are formerly incarcerated. Our goal is to help people develop ideas that will blossom into sustainable companies.
We are looking for people who are curious about or knowledgeable of potential solutions to the problems of incarceration and recidivism, open to feedback and coaching on business development, or have technical skills in computer science and related fields. After the program, participants will receive ongoing support to continue testing prototypes and building their businesses.
We will choose up to five teams to work with twice a week for one month. Once the teams are selected, we will brainstorm product or service ideas, offer mentorship and coaching, and work with teams one-on-one to help them develop an innovative and marketable product or solution.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
We are looking for people with any of the following characteristics:
- Curiosity and open-mindedness
- Openness to feedback
- Community organizing skills
- Expertise around formerly incarcerated individuals
- Experience with the justice system
- Technical skills in computer science, engineering, design and emerging technologies
You don’t need to have all of these — We will help build teams for success. You are welcome to come to listen, learn, and contribute to the discussion as well.
The program kicks off at Sherman Phoenix on Wednesday, August 28th. The event will begin with a panel discussion on issues and experiences in incarceration and recidivism. Guests will then be invited to join targeted small group discussions about potential solutions.
The kickoff event is free and open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend and contribute to the discussion. Tickets for the event are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gbeta-social-impact-milwaukee-tickets-67536195579.