Right around Thanksgiving 2016, TRAP House received some truly awesome news! Bloomberg Businessweek published a feature article in their “New Money” issue that was all about TRAP House’s founding and pilot summer program. Here is the article: An Incubator for (Former) Drug Dealers the article was written by Maura Ewing, who frequently writes about poverty […]
About Will Barr
Will is a Junior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. In addition to being the Director of Communications at TRAP House, Will writes for the Wesleyan student life blog Wesleying. Will is also Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Fellow and a Beckman Scholar.
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The TRAP House team is launching our website! This project has been in the works for some time and it’s finally ready! Our website was built by a wonderful team of designers, developers, and project managers at IMPACT Branding & Design in Wallingford, CT. Each year, they hold a competition called the Make-An-IMPACT Website Project. The team at […]
The TRAP House team just wrapped up our final boot camp class for the summer, and you’re probably wondering how it went. Well, we learned a lot. As did our clients. The curriculum seemed to work well for the goals we were trying to achieve, and boot camp complemented the incubation services we were providing to our […]
If you take a look at this post you can read all about the launch of our Summer Program. We hosted a Startup Day competition where future entrepreneurs came in and pitched their business ideas, and refined these ideas with our team of mentors. At the conclusion of the competition, we decided to select 3 […]
As the summer months approached, TRAP House was still just getting started. The team was just finishing up riding a wave of early fundraising and publicity. Our CEO, Bashaun Brown, was interviewed by the Hartford Courant in May and around that same time, TRAP House won Wesleyan University’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2016 Seed […]
Our co-founder, Bashaun Brown, was interviewed for a collaborative blog series between reSET and Hartford Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (HYPE) called Entrepreneurs Heart Greater Hartford. Here is the post on reSET’s website: Entrepreneurs Heart Greater Hartford – TRAP House According to the post, the series “examines how entrepreneurs have chosen their work, and provides examples of the […]
One of the first believers in our vision was Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE). The center run by Makaela Kingsley proves invaluable in opening networks and providing mentorship for the TRAP House team. In March, TRAP House won a $5,000 seed grant from the PCSE. Here is the Wesleyan blog post about it: […]
In many ways, this is the feature that started it all. In May, the Hartford Courant published a feature on the founding of TRAP House: Ex-Inmate’s Venture Aims To Help North End Drug Dealers Use Business Skills For Good, Not Ill Read the post to learn about our Co-Founder Bashaun Brown’s experience at Cheshire correctional, […]
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