News & Media


Inmates to Entrepreneurs works with national and local media to help tell the stories of our clients and the issues they face. We prioritize interviews on topics we can directly speak to and to which we can add our domain knowledge. To request an interview, please contact our media team at

March 1, 2021
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Alton Lukas
February 16, 2021
3 Books Every Budding Entrepreneur Must Read
January 25, 2021
Inmates Are Learning to be Their Own Bosses After They Leave Jail Behind
January 19, 2021
Former Inmate Launches Her Own Coffee Business
January 4, 2021
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Claudia Shivers
December 9, 2020
From Inmates to Successful Business Owners
December 2, 2020
More Entrepreneurship, Less Recidivism Among The Formerly Incarcerated
December 2, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Josh Nowack
November 9, 2020
How One Entrepreneur Gives Those Coming Out Of Prison A Chance At Owning Their Own Business
November 4, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Edward Eliesya J Wallace
November 2, 2020
N.C. History Maker Uses Life Experience to Help Others
October 14, 2020
Program Turns Inmates Into Entrepreneurs
September 23, 2020
Rod Blagojevich to give commencement speech at Inmates to Entrepreneurs graduation
September 22, 2020
‘Don’t Be Afraid To Fail’: Rod Blagojevich Inspires Grads of Inmates to Entrepreneurs
September 17, 2020
Illinois Playbook: Rod Blagojevich
September 16, 2020
Former Governor Rod Blagojevich to Give First Criminal Justice Speech at Inmates to Entrepreneurs Graduation
September 12, 2020
Community Spotlight: The Brian Hamilton Foundation
September 3, 2020
Initiative assists former offenders to become entrepreneurs
August 18, 2020
The Briefcase: Inmates to Entrepreneurs initiative begins Wednesday
August 18, 2020
Entrepreneurial program for those with criminal convictions begins this week
August 15, 2020
Implement These Three Leadership Tactics from Abe Lincoln Today
July 24, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Launches National, Virtual Course Open to Anyone with a Criminal Record
July 1, 2020
Inmate to Entrepreneur, Devoted Husband + Father, Brandon Lowery
June 10, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Denetria Myles
May 15, 2020
Starting a business? Pandemic could provide opportunity
May 5, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Brandon Lowery
May 4, 2020
Entrepreneur Brian Hamilton — Exclusive Interview
April 24, 2020
Programs Use HVAC Training to Boost Chances for Ex-Convicts
April 23, 2020
Former Felons Should Not Be Pushed out of Loans Under CARES Act
April 21, 2020
The Download: Brian Hamilton, Founder, Brian Hamilton Foundation
April 8, 2020
A 90-Day Action Plan to Save Your Business
April 3, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Chuck Manning
March 11, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Scott Jennings
March 10, 2020
New Podcast Offers Bootstrapped Business Expertise from Nationally Recognized Entrepreneur
March 2, 2020
The Triangle Startup Guide Keeps Growing
February 29, 2020
Program Teaching Inmates to Be Entrepreneurs
February 27, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Lawrence Carpenter
February 27, 2020
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Inc: A Nationwide Movement
February 26, 2020
Ask Yourself These 4 Questions Before You Start a Business
February 19, 2020
Episode 48- Brian Hamilton
January 29, 2020
Entrepreneur Exchange: Brian Hamilton
January 28, 2020
Employee to Entrepreneur: Make These Mindset Changes
January 6, 2020
Do You really Need a Business Plan?
January 6, 2020
Two Members of Congress Think Entrepreneurship Can Keep People Out of Prison
December 12, 2019
Success Beyond Bars: Lawrence Carpenter Applies Entrepreneurship to Transform Lives of Formerly Incarcerated
December 7, 2019
Cause & Effect
December 7, 2019
These Funding and Business Assistance Programs Are Helping Felons Restart Their Lives
November 19, 2019
Prison to proprietorship: The path to real second chances
November 11, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs’ Charlotte Graduation, Fall 2019 – Spectrum News Feature
November 7, 2019
2 Reasons Helping Former Prison Inmates Become Entrepreneurs is a Good Idea
November 7, 2019
How a Charlotte man wants to use his new business to lead others out of lives of crime
October 1, 2019
3 Questions to Ask Yourself to See if You’re in the Wrong Business
September 27, 2019
Prisoners Learn How to Start Their Own Businesses Through Starter U
September 7, 2019
Fit District Gives Owners a Second Chance
August 15, 2019
‘It’s About Empowering The Community’ | Triad Man Opens First Gym In Ramseur
August 14, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Helps People Find Their Second Chance After Serving Time
August 14, 2019
Trailblazing the Path to Reentry
August 9, 2019
Entrepreneurship Offers Second Chance After Felony Sentence
August 6, 2019
Growing the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
August 5, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: A Tech Winner Focuses on Turning Around Lives
June 14, 2019
41 Apps That Could Change Your Life
June 12, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs graduates 2nd Wilmington class
May 15, 2019
Business North Carolina Daily Digest
April 26, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Celebrate Charlotte Graduation
April 10, 2019
Second Chance for Former Inmates Moving on as Entrepreneurs
April 9, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Celebrates Charlotte Graduates
April 1, 2019
Trump Hosts Ex-Inmates, Urges Employers to Hire More People With Criminal Records
March 19, 2019
‘Inmates to Entrepreneurs’ Program Lets Durham Man Get His Life, Business On Track
February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019
Brian Hamilton, Reducing Recidivism and Getting Inmates on Their Feet
February 22, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Celebrates Durham and Raleigh Graduates
February 7, 2019
Google is America’s 21st century pillory. Continuing to shame ex-offenders hurts all of us
January 28, 2019
Defense Lawyer Drew Findling to Speak on ‘Inmates to Entrepreneurs’
January 26, 2019
Inmates To Entrepreneurs Recap
January 26, 2019
Businessman to teach Atlantans with rap sheets how to start companies
January 25, 2019
Atlanta’s Quality Control supports black enterprise through #Second Chances
January 24, 2019
Brian and AJ Discuss Inmates to Entrepreneurs on Atlanta’s Praise 102.5
January 24, 2019
Brian Hamilton and AJ Ware on Classix 102.9
January 16, 2019
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: Creating Second Chances and Breaking Barriers – Brian Hamilton and AJ Ware
December 27, 2018
Trump Signed the First Step Act for Criminal Justice Reform. Here’s the Second Step.
December 18, 2018
Brian Hamilton on Dollars and Change
December 18, 2018
Quality Control Label Bosses Heading To Prison – For A Good Cause
December 13, 2018
Inmates to Entrepreneurs #SecondChances Atlanta Conference to Feature Hip Hop’s Quality Control Music
December 12, 2018
I Sold a Multimillion Dollar Company to Work with Prisoners
November 28, 2018
Entrepreneur Creates a Culture of Second Chances for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
November 20, 2018
Speaker Encourages Entrepreneurship As Path To Success
November 13, 2018
Innovative Triangle Program Gives Hope to People Who Can’t Find Job After Being Jailed
November 9, 2018
Ex-cons make the best employees and entrepreneurs
November 5, 2018
‘A Second Chance at Life’: Entrepreneurship Program for People with Criminal Record Graduates First Wilmington Class
November 5, 2018
Software Company Founder to Kick Off Entrepreneurship Series
November 4, 2018
#SecondChances Conference NYC Ignites New Beginnings
November 2, 2018
Helping Former Inmates Become Entrepreneurs
October 31, 2018
Former Wilmington Inmates Get a Second Chance
October 29, 2018
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Celebrates Wilmington N.C. Graduates
October 25, 2018
‘Inmates to Entrepreneurs’ Program Gives Those With Criminal Records Tools To Succeed
October 25, 2018
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Gives Second Chance to First Graduating Class in Greensboro
October 24, 2018
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Celebrates Wilmington Graduates
October 24, 2018
First Class: Inmates to Entrepreneurs to Granduate 29
October 22, 2018
Inmates to Entrepreneurs Celebrates Greensboro Graduates
October 15, 2018
NC Business Leader Says Internet Serves ‘Second Sentence’ to Ex-Cons