ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Inmates to Entrepreneurs is bringing its 26 years of experience to Atlanta to help local residents who have been judicially involved learn the skills needed to start, run, and grow their own businesses. The Inmates to Entrepreneurs #SecondChances Atlanta Conference will feature a keynote address by Pierre “Pee” Thomas and Kevin “Coach K” Lee, founders of hip-hop’s record-breaking label, Quality Control Music, and Billboard’s 2018 “Executives of the Year.”
One in three adults in the United States has a criminal record. Tech entrepreneur Brian Hamilton, founder of Inmates to Entrepreneurs and the Brian Hamilton Foundation, is working to help them find a path to financial security. “It is difficult for people with criminal records to obtain employment,” explained Hamilton. “Inmates to Entrepreneurs aims to give people a second chance by helping them start their own businesses rather than relying on a system that is not working for them.”
The organization’s #SecondChances Atlanta Conference on January 26 will provide the basics of how to start and grow a company, with topics ranging from the type of company to start all the way through to making a profit. The event is open to anyone with a criminal record who is looking for a second chance.
Quality Control’s Thomas and Lee will keynote the event and share some of what they have learned about entrepreneurship through launching one of the world’s hottest hip-hop labels. Quality Control has shot to the top of charts with groups such as Migos, currently the number one rap group in the world.
“This program is very real to me as I look at my own rise from being behind bars to sitting in boardrooms and up at podiums receiving awards from Billboard and Variety,” explained Thomas. “I want to help people get a second chance after some mistakes. I want to help empower my community by being a testament of hard work and determination through entrepreneurship and getting a real shot at being the best I can be.”
“We all come across roadblocks in life and some decisions and circumstances can put us in very harsh places. That should never stop you from moving forward with growth and actually achieving your goals and getting a second chance to better yourself and make a great life for you and your family,” noted Lee. “I want to keep that word and energy out there for those who want to hear and accept it.”
To sign up for the conference, register here. Community organizations can get involved by contacting Alli Thomas, Inmates to Entrepreneurs National Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Inmates to Entrepreneurs and The Brian Hamilton Foundation
Inmates to Entrepreneurs assists people with criminal backgrounds in starting their own businesses by providing resources and mentorship. The organization’s goal is to reduce the rate of recidivism in the United States by providing an alternative path to financial stability and success. Inmates to Entrepreneurs is supported by the Brian Hamilton Foundation, whose mission is to open the door to “entrepreneurship for all” Americans. To learn more, visit https://inmatestoentrepreneurs.org/ and https://brianhamilton.org/.
About Quality Control Music
Quality Control Music was founded in 2013 by CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas and COO Kevin “Coach K” Lee. Garnering billions of streams yearly from groundbreaking acts like Migos, Lil’ Yachty, and Lil Baby, Quality Control is without a doubt leading the charge as one of the biggest and most influential labels of today. Acting as managers, digital strategists, as well as label execs, Coach and Pee have earned the prestigious titles of 2018’s Executives of the Year by Billboard, and Innovators of the Year by Variety. Spearheading their way through the culture and music by breaking unknown acts and taking them all the way to stadiums, QC has undoubtedly become the modern-day blueprint for success in the industry. Website: https://www.qcthelabel.com/