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Commissary Club/70M Resources

1st social network for 70M Americans w/criminal records.

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Stefan interviewed Commissary Club/70M Resources on August 7, 2020. Play Video
Stefan Seltz-Axmacher
Starsky Robotics, Forbes 30 Under 30. Y-Combinator S16.
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says, "Great traction in a difficult, high impact space."
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says, "I’d really want to know more about a waiting list of users, or if they already had a successful Facebook group that they’re porting over to Commissary."

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