SuitUp provides business competitions for students in low-income areas using real world brands, real corporate volunteers, and real office space. Through SuitUp, student teams experience solving a realistic corporate challenge, such as designing a new product for Nike or creating a new phone case for Apple. They have the opportunity to interact with corporate volunteers who coach them on the marketing, financing, and strategy before helping them pitch to live judges. By the end of the day, students can see the corporate world as part of “their world” and know that job titles, such as CEO, VP of Marketing, Business Development Manager, etc. are now in their grasp.
Since inception in 2014, SuitUp has hosted more than 100 competitions across the US for companies like Morgan Stanley, LinkedIn, NBC, Deloitte, WeWork, Loews Hotel Group, Goldman Sachs, Segment, and many others. SuitUp has engaged over 5500 volunteers and impacted over 8,500 students.
We are striving to raise funds for our 2020 program with a goal of serving 5,000 in 2020 alone!