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Entrepreneurial San Quentin Inmates Getting Chance To Pitch Ideas To Tech Leaders

SAN QUENTIN (CBS SF) -- Entrepreneurial inmates at San Quentin are getting a chance to present their ideas to tech and business leaders.

A rehabilitative program founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti named The Last Mile offers a 24-week program for inmates to collaborate with business professionals to develop their ideas.

The inmates will be given five minutes to present to an audience for their final project on Demo Day, after developing a business plan including both technological and social elements.

Ideas in the past have included a mobile fitness app, and several startups aimed at keeping ex-offenders out of the system, and learn skills for tech jobs.

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