Career Closet: More than a Wardrobe

Shayla Ivezzy was a finalist for her pitch at Accelerate 2017. Her vision for a wardrobe on wheels and mobile career center to provide students in under-served areas with professional attire and services to prepare them for successful futures and prompt economic empowerment earned her $2,000 to help launch her project.

Since Accelerate, Shayla has been working to bring the project to life. She is discussing a potential partnership with a Cleveland nonprofit and has an active crowdfunding campaign to purchase the vehicle. She received her first donation of clothing from The Tie Bar.

Shayla was also one of 10 entrepreneurs selected to pitch at Jumpstart’s Core City Cleveland “Pitch Your Business” competition on April 19, where she won the runner-up prize of $500.