Keynote PresentationAugust 23, 2018
3:15PM - 4:30PM
Nate DeMars grew up in northern Wisconsin, received a marketing degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and landed in Columbus in 2005, straight out of college, on assignment with Whirlpool Corporation. After four years in the corporate world he enrolled in the MBA program at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business where he launched his business, Pursuit, out of an entrepreneurship class project.
Pursuit is a modern men’s suit store with old-fashioned customer service that launched in 2011 at the South Campus Gateway and re-located to The Short North Arts District in the fall of 2015. Pursuit also operates a unique suit store on wheels, The Suitmobile, and is launching a second location later this year in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. Since launching his business Nate has also spent time mentoring students at Ohio State and teaching in the entrepreneurship department and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Short North Alliance.