TRAP House is a business incubator that operates in the North End of Hartford. Our primary mission is to transform this neighborhood and those who inhabit it through cultivating legal entrepreneurial ventures and the entrepreneurs behind them.
Recognizing that hustlers are entrepreneurs starved of opportunity, we seek out neighborhoods with high rates of drug activity, get dealers to recognize their entrepreneurial spirit, and help them redirect their energy into a positive legal hustle. We empower people to choose better paths, become legit bosses and hire people from within the illegal drug trade. We provide the financing, technical assistance, and network that our clients need to succeed.
We intend to bring economic and social empowerment to the community in a way that would push back against the system of mass incarceration from the supply side.
While we have chosen to launch in the North End of Hartford, we will also work with other communities in Connecticut.