The centerpiece of our program is the Business Plan Competition (BPC), modeled after BPCs held at several major universities across the nation. Each student is required to conceive of a business that he would start upon release, research the logistics of competing within his chosen industry, write a complete business plan for launching his business and then pitch this plan over 120 times in a “Shark Tank” format (including before groups of executive volunteers). During this in-prison program, all participants also complete a financial literacy course, an employment workshop, a business etiquette course and a Toastmasters class. Over the duration of the course, each student receives extensive feedback from volunteer executives and MBA students through e-mail correspondence and a series of workshops held within the prison. In recognition of the rigors of our program, the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business (the #5 entrepreneurship program in the country according to Entrepreneur magazine) provides every one of our graduates with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. This is a genuine college certificate that does not have the word “prison” anywhere on it, making it highly valuable to potential employers as well as future investors in these graduates’ businesses. Graduates can also earn certificates for completion of our in-prison financial literacy program, our Toastmasters course and the Men’s Life program.