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Innovation Conversations: George Zimmer (LA ’70)

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Skandalaris Center, Mallinckrodt 128, 6465 Forsyth Blvd #128, St. Louis, MO 63105


George Zimmer, a WashU Arts & Sciences alum, founded and built Men’s Wearhouse after graduation. Now he’s on to his next startup, Generation Tux, with financial backing from SalesForce Founder Marc Benioff. After more than 40 years at Men’s Wearhouse, George Zimmer wanted to reimagine a new and innovative way to rent men’s formalwear. Generation Tux has overhauled and improved every aspect of the men’s fashion rental experience to make sure customers look and feel amazing.

Join us in welcoming George back to WashU with this engaging Innovation Conversation! Hear more about his founder experience as he shares the story of Generation Tux.


George Zimmer (LA ’70) is Chairman, CEO and Founder of Generation Tux, an online rental platform for tuxedos and suits. He is also the founder, former CEO and Chairman of Men’s Wearhouse, the largest retailer of men’s tailored suit and dress-casual clothing in the U.S. and Canada.

He is the father of four children and self-described as a “Business Warrior Monk who roots for the underdog.” George serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Oakland Zoo.

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All are welcome – we’ll see you there!


April 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Skandalaris Center, Mallinckrodt 128
6465 Forsyth Blvd #128, St. Louis, MO 63105 + Map

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