BEAR Innovation Competition
BEAR Innovation Competition Pitch: Pactolus, Addressing Recidivism Through Employment and Entrepreneurship
A social enterprise that looks to address recidivism by tackling the high unemployment rate of former convicts. Pactolus is committed to challenging the high rates of prison re-arrest and homelessness among this group while also seeking a change in the systematic oppression in the American criminal justice system. By offering resources and guidance in entrepreneurship and employment for released prison convicts, Pactolus hopes to combat the stigma that former convicts face.
Gainey, Athena and Hiruy, Hiyab, "BEAR Innovation Competition Pitch: Pactolus, Addressing Recidivism Through Employment and Entrepreneurship" (2020). BEAR Innovation Competition. 16.
Third Place Winner of $1500
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Presented as part of the 6th annual Bear Innovation Competition.
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Entrepreneur in Residence: Maureen Cumpstone
Judges: Jonathan Gerhartz ‘18, Founder, Fieyo Media, Jen Cohen Crompton ‘05, Founder, FUEL Cycle Fitness and Chris Biddle ‘85, Chief Executive Officer, BCG Alpha
Founding Directors: Rebecca Jaroff and Carol Cirka
Sponsor: Will Abele, Class of 1961