Local Non-Profit Dedicated to Second Chances Selects AVATAR to Support New Technology Hub and Collider

Prison Entrepreneurship Program, a Houston-based nonprofit that connects executives, entrepreneurs, and MBA students with convicted felons to prevent recidivism, has signed a lease in the Houston area’s largest coworking maker space and chosen AVATAR to support its operations. The East End Maker Hub, a 300,000-square-foot coworking facility with space for companies in manufacturing, robotics, hardware, medical devices, and other industrial sectors, opened its doors earlier this year. The $38 million project was developed by Houston-based nonprofit maker space TXRX Labs, which anchors the EEMH, and Houston-based Urban Partnerships Community Development Corp. After receiving millions of dollars in grants and other federal funding, the project turned a large warehouse in Houston’s East End neighborhood into rentable suites for startups, nonprofits, corporate research arms and more. Now, PEP has signed a roughly 11,000-square-foot lease at the EEMH, said Mike Pittman, vice president of real estate for Urban Partnerships Community Development Corp.

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