Buck Adams and Ronnie Madrid helped raise more than $70,000 for Defy Colorado after they shared their stories Wednesday with about 150 people at the Dairy Arts Center.

The two graduates of Defy Colorado’s Entrepreneurs-in-Training program for prison inmates pitched their business ideas to a panel of experts and expressed hopes to again become productive members of the community. Their presentations were part of Defy Colorado’s First Boulder Demo Day for graduates of its in-prison entrepreneurship program. The eight-month training program that helps provides life and business skills to inmates is embedded in three state prisons in partnership with the Colorado Department of Corrections.

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