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Friday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm • Organized By Kyle J Smith, KCSourceLink and 1 Million Cups KC
300 E 39th St, Room 1-M, Kansas City, MO 64111


Can starting a business stop people from going back to prison? Let's find out.

Andrew Davey works with incarcerated and recently incarcerated felons and their families to promote distraction free living and long term success with Gracious Promise Ministries. Andrew served 10 months in Federal Prison in Pekin, IL for wire fraud and founded AR15 Ministries to teach about living Above Reproach in business and personal lives. Before incarceration himself Andrew worked as Director and Vice President for companies such as Sprint and American General. Andrew has a bachelor’s in Human Resources and Business Management, is a certified executive coach, and has 11 US patents in technology and business processes. Andrew lives in Overland Park, KS with his wife Kenna and three children.

Jeremy Bouman, executive director, Defy Ventures Nebraska. Defy Ventures transforms the lives of business leaders and people with criminal histories through their collaboration along the entrepreneurial journey. Prior to joining the Defy team, Jeremy worked in the nonprofit sector and telecom industry.

Kyle J Smith, communications coordinator at KCSourceLink, community organizer at 1 Million Cups Kansas City and participant in the EScholars program at UMKC's Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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Kyle J Smith, KCSourceLink and 1 Million Cups KC
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Plexpod Westport Commons
300 E 39th St
Room 1-M
Kansas City, MO 64111
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