Fire Ventures fellows deliver venture pitches inside California prisons and welcomed into a lifelong community of alum.

Fire Ventures – Freedom in Restorative Justice and Entrepreneurship

There is an unprecedented economic crisis facing system-impacted families in our nation. The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world, creating the largest population of system-impacted families globally. Over half of incarcerated people have at least one child under the age of 18 while serving their sentence in prison. We have a moral responsibility to address the economic injustice system-impacted families face in prison and the economy. Mass incarceration is an economic issue now more than ever before in history.

National efforts to end mass incarceration through restorative justice must also begin including innovative economic solutions for system-impacted families. We’re building pathways of freedom in restorative justice and entrepreneurship. Fire Ventures is building a network of entrepreneurs to champion economic and restorative justice for system-impacted families. Fire Ventures champions entrepreneurial rebels driving transformative solutions to end mass incarceration with bold and innovative ventures. We hope to restore the economic wellbeing of system-impacted families by building a force of restorative justice entrepreneurs.