Bull talks about his prison experience and the decision, after his release, to use his skills by helping ex-offenders channel their gifts and talents through a start-up incubator investment business, which he calls “profiting in humanity.’’
Zero Six Eight, a for-profit business incubator based in Pittsburgh, exists to promote the full potential of ex-offenders as they pursue goals of employment, entrepreneurship, and independence. Bull founded Zero Six Eight in 2013 after completing a 21-month prison sentence. Since then, the company has supported 10 startups and created more than 40 jobs across a number of different industries. Bull believes that an honest and open confrontation with the past has been the driving factor in leading Zero Six Eight. Of all his accomplishments since reentry, he considers reconciliation with his family and re-marriage to his wife, Nicole, to be the most miraculous examples of restoration - a snapshot of what is possible for those committed to change.
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