Project ReMADE

Project ReMADE is an entrepreneurship training program for formerly incarcerated people. The 12-week program teaches basic business skills to aspiring entrepreneurs and helps them build the social capital necessary to launch and sustain their businesses.

ReMADE entrepreneurs attend bi-weekly classes on topics ranging from accounting and marketing to negotiations and public speaking. Classes are taught by students from Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. In between every class, ReMADE entrepreneurs meet with their mentor teams, who help them develop their individualized written business plans. Mentor teams comprise one Stanford Law School student, one Stanford Graduate School of Business student and one Silicon Valley professional.

Each year, the program culminates in a completion ceremony held at Stanford Law School. Entrepreneurs present their business plans before a panel of executives from local micro-development organizations, along with an audience of 150 students and invited guests.

For more information, please visit www.ProjectReMADE.org.

Project ReMADE 2016 Kickoff

Class of 2017 Launch Event


The 2017 class of ReMADE entrepreneurs are introduced, and meet their teachers and mentors as well as one another. Light refreshments will be served.

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Class of 2016!


Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

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Honored at the White House


On Monday, June 30, 2014, The White House honored ReMADE Entrepreneur Mr. Tyrone Mullins, co-founder of Green Streets in San Francisco and an alumni of the Project ReMADE Class of 2014. He joined other activists, community leaders, and public servants from around the country “who are doing extraordinary work to facilitate employment opportunities for individuals formerly involved in the justice system.”

Meet the Class of 2017

Charles R.

Charles R. is a San Francisco native and mentor for M3 (“Men Mentoring Men”). He works for Five Keys Charter School. Charles plans to start a pressure washing business which he hopes will eventually grow to serve the entire Bay Area.

Charles T.

Charles T. is a proud parent, grandparent and newlywed. He works as the Money Management Plan Manager at Westside Community Mental Health Services. He intends to open an eco-friendly wash-n-fold Laundromat in San Francisco that will employ formerly incarcerated individuals.

Chris

Chris works as the Outreach Case Manager at Flintridge Center, where he assists clients in their paths toward self-sufficiency. His professional experience and passion centers around helping at-risk youth. He hopes to start a social enterprise that provides educational and employment training for young people in his community.

Janeece

Janeece is a proud single mother and graduate of Judge Stephen Manley’s drug treatment court in Santa Clara County. She has come a long way and today owns her own entertainment and music company. She hopes Project ReMADE can help her more fully develop her business. A singer herself, she has a passion for helping local musicians.

Mianta

Mianta is a student of National Holistic Institute (NHI) where she is studying massage therapy. A very proud mother of a baby girl, she is a professional dancer, the Community Engagement Director of Justice Now, and a volunteer with various social justice organizations. She will graduate from NHI in May 2017 and hopes to start a massage therapy practice that includes providing services to low-income, formerly incarcerated clients.

Michael

Michael graduated from MIT with a degree in physics. He seeks to apply the core tenets of a conflict resolution program he discovered while incarcerated to the development of a curriculum to be used by corporate and non-profit clients to foster more effective workplaces.

Robert

Robert hails from the South Bay and is a college student at DeAnza College where he is studying philosophy and interning at the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action. He plans to transfer to a four-year university and aspires to attend law school and study entertainment law. He hopes to develop an app that enables musicians to connect directly with their fan base. His experience as a musician, producer and the co-founder of a small fitness organization will serve him well in his entrepreneurial pursuits.

Inside Stanford Lawyer

Project ReMADE The Other Entrepreneurs

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Silicon Valley is one of those special places where people with disparate interests and skills come together—coders and artists, writers and engineers—to build things, to turn dreams into businesses.

An overlooked group with startup ambitions but few resources to make them happen has been teaming up with Stanford students and alumni to learn about entrepreneurship. First conceived by Angela McCray, JD ’13, during her 1L year, Project ReMADE is on a mission to help formerly incarcerated individuals succeed in starting businesses of their own. Now entering its third year, this student initiative has brought together venture capitalists, lawyers, businesspeople, and Stanford Law and GSB students to help some of the most unlikely entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

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