Ross Open Road

2015 MBAs Across America

2015 MBAX Experience

Since 2014 MBAs Across America has sent groups of MBAs on five-week road trips to work with visionary social entrepreneurs. In 2015, the Center for Social Impact sponsored a team of four Ross student to go on a 3,300 mile journey across the U.S.

The 2015 team — Brianna Brazell, MBA/MS ’17, Lily Hamburger, MBA ’16, Joe Price, MBA ’16, and Jourdan Sutton, MBA ’15 — spent several weeks traveling from Detroit, to Madison with Sector 67, Kansas City with Connecting for Good, Denver with Mile High Workshop, and Pikeville, KY with Bitsource.

In Detroit, they developed a go-to-market strategy for The Empowerment Plan, which employs formerly homeless single mothers as seamstresses to create coats that convert into sleeping bags for the homeless. The team was also involved with Detroit SOUP, Rock Venture Partners, Detroit Venture Partners, and Ponyride.

Learn more about the 2015 team’s work in Detroit, and read the article “Ross Students Are Road Tripping Across America to Work With Entrepreneurs”

 

“What makes Ross unique is that they are more than happy to fund students who want to do something a little different with their time. We’re really grateful for the support of the Center for Social Impact in allowing us to have this journey.” — Jourdan Sutton, 2015 MBAx-er