Beverly Parenti & Chris Redlitz - From Lock-up to Start-up - TED
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Beverly Parenti and Chris Redlitz
The Last Mile
Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti co-founded The Last Mile program at San Quentin State Prison. This program teaches fundamental communication skills, business plan development, and prepares its participants for jobs in the technology sector. The program has been a rousing success with plans to expand throughout California and into other states in 2013.
Beverly is the VP of Operations for KickLabs, recognized by Forbes as one of the top 10 technology accelerators in the US. Beverly is committed to an active lifestyle and has a background as a dancer and certified fitness instructor.
Chris is the Managing Partner of Transmedia Capital, a technology investment fund focused on early stage digital media companies. Chris also works with aspiring entrepreneurs through KickLabs, one of the country?s leading technology accelerators, which he cofounded in 2009. For over twenty years, Chris was a distance runner and today he is an avid cyclist and health advocate.