TEDxFoggyBottom Speaker Profile: Entrepreneurial Motivator Marcus Bullock


Marcus Bullock is a justice reform advocate, public speaker and entrepreneur. Following his 2004 release from prison, he launched a painting business and is now CEO of Perspectives Premier Contractors, which employs other returning citizens. Bullock is founder and CEO of mobile app Flikshop, a free app that enables incarcerated people the ability to receive mail and postcards. Flikshop ships postcards to over 2,000 correctional facilities around the country, connecting thousands of families to their incarcerated loved ones. Flikshop has become a leader in their industry, and led Bullock to co-found The Flikshop School of Business, a program that teaches incarcerated men and women life skills and entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Justice Policy Institute’s board of directors, Washington, DC’s Commissioner on Reentry and Returning Citizens, and Re-Entry Coordinator for Free Minds Book Club and Writer’s Workshop. Notable awards that Bullock has won are the 2015 Innovator of the Year (The Daily Record) and 2016 Booz Allen Hamilton Aspen Ideas award (The Aspen Institute). Married with two children, Bullock’s story has received coverage from CNN, TechCrunch, Black Enterprise, and the Washington Business Journal.

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