The Boiling Point Podcast

THIS EPISODE:

Greg explains to Dave how he met Walter in West Bronx in New York at the  Andrew Friedman Home at a social venture event for entrepreneurs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Freedman_Home .

Walter explains how important it is to help others with an incarcerated past and help them change their habits and embrace entrepreneurship. 

His business, Pen & Pistol, started as a leather craft company, founded by Ralphy Dominguez, who was formerly incarcerated and wanted to reinvent himself. He and his partner Ralphy did this by building a business from the leather craft skill Ralphy learned in prison. 

BIO:

Walter Escobar, operates his business with his partner Ralphy Dominguez in West Bronx in New York. Ralphy left prison with nothing but a new skill and a powerful yearning for the dignity that comes from building a business. Today, Walter, Ralphy and team hand make minimal leather accessories like wallets, cardholders, bracelets, belts, etc. Their products are made from repurposed leather that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Their main mission is to hire former felons and inspire them to create a positive road for themselves.

 

LINKS:

Pen & Pistol - Lifestyle/Leatherworks

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Email for Walter walter@penandpistol.com

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Direct download: The_Boiling_Point_-_Episode_172_Walter_Escobar.mp3
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