IL Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Deep Dive Coaching Event

Zoom , United States

Deep dives are coaching sessions that are focused on helping EITs more fully build out their business concepts and business pitches as they enter the final weeks of the Defy program. Volunteers provide in-depth feedback and coaching to EITs through multiple 20 - 25 minute coaching rotations to help them prepare for their pitch showcase […]


IL Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Pitch Showcase & Graduation

Online Event

This event is the culmination of the 14-week Entrepreneurship Bootcamp program. After the pitch showcase, EITs will receive their Drucker Certificates of Entrepreneurship and will be eligible to apply to our Business Accelerator program where they will develop a business plan, financial model, pitch deck, and learn how to scale their business. At these events, […]


Defy IL Logan Correctional Center Business Coaching Day

Logan Correctional Center 1096 1350th St, Lincoln, IL, United States

At Defy business coaching events, volunteers support the talented, ambitious Entrepreneurs in Training (EITs) who are progressing through Defy’s CEO of Your New Life program (CEO YNL), developing employment readiness skills, and taking the first steps in their entrepreneurial journeys. Volunteers provide one-on-one coaching on EITs’ resumes and personal statements and serve as early sounding […]


Defy IL Kewanee Kickoff

Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center 2021 Kentville Rd, Kewanee, IL, United States

Kickoffs are great ways to meet like-minded volunteers and many talented, ambitious prospective Entrepreneurs in Training (EITs). In addition to one-on-one career coaching and business planning activities, these events also include icebreakers and powerful empathy-building activities. Kickoffs support EITs' self-esteem, ambition, and sense of hope that is critical to the start of their transformational journey.


Defy Ventures Illinois Podcast Listening Party!

Intentional Sports 1841 N Laramie Ave., Chicago, IL

Change Agents partnered with Defy Illinois and Defy graduate and Advisory Board Member Carl Williams to bring you an episode of Defy's impact as well as Carl's personal reentry and entrepreneurship story. The episode highlights the systemic challenges he (and others like him) face upon reentry into society and how unlocking his entrepreneurial potential led […]


Defy Illinois Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Business Coaching Event

Online Event

Love providing feedback to emerging entrepreneurs? Want to share your hard-won knowledge and expertise with founders who are scrappy, smart, and talented? Then volunteer to support Defy's Entrepreneurs in Training (EITs) for our Business Coaching Event who are taking Defy's 17-week, virtual Bootcamp. The Bootcamp teaches the basics of launching a business. At this event, […]


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