48 ventures and entrepreneurial organizations to attend Feb. 22 McGuire Innovation Expo

48 ventures and entrepreneurial organizations to attend  Feb. 22 McGuire Innovation Expo
February 14, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – February 14, 2018 – University of Arizona’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting its second McGuire Innovation Expo 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 on the UA Mall by the student union. The tradeshow, a gathering of the local entrepreneurship community, including 21 student new ventures being creating in the McGuire New Venture Development Program, is free and open to the public.

"This year’s Innovation Expo builds upon last year’s success, and we’re pleased to showcase more exhibitors this year,” said McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship Director Remy Arteaga. “From the creative projects of our new venture development students to several exciting Tucson start-ups as well as those providing world-class education programs and innovation services—there will be something for everyone at this year’s expo."

There will be 27 booths representing UA and community educational programs, local entrepreneurship resources, and new ventures, and 21 booths showcasing cross-disciplinary student startup teams from the UA Eller College of Management’s McGuire New Venture Development Program. These students have spent six months receiving intensive experiential education that engages them in the process of moving innovation from an early-stage idea to a sustainable launch-ready venture. More information can be found on the McGuire Center website.  

Microsoft, the McGuire Center’s social innovation sponsor for the event, will also participate as an exhibitor. Microsoft’s datacenter community development team is committed to engaging university students through Microsoft’s social impact stories and partnering to make a positive social impact on the world. 

If you go: McGuire Innovation Expo

When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22

Where: The University of Arizona Mall, near the student union

Who: Free and open to the public

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About the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management is committed to empowering students, individuals, and organizations through world-class entrepreneurship education so they acquire the entrepreneurial mindset needed to become game changers and change makers in business and society. The McGuire Center was one of the first university-based centers for entrepreneurship and is one of the few to continually maintain top-tier rankings. For more information, visit entrepreneurship.arizona.edu.

About the Eller College

Founded in 1933, the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona upholds the visionary belief that business education helps shape the world in new and unprecedented ways through pioneering and practical research, innovative coursework, data-driven decision-making and excellence in entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Eller College of Management is home to more than 7,000 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and offers nine majors, six minors, six specialty master’s programs, four MBA programs and six doctoral programs. The college also houses several centers of excellence and research labs. The college is currently ranked 21st in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for undergraduate business programs (number 11 public). U.S. News also ranks our full-time MBA number 49, our evening MBA number 46, our online MBA number 33 and our online master’s in MIS number 8 in the country. In addition, our management information systems department ranks number four nationally and our McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is ranked number 15 nationally (U.S. News). The Eller Executive Education program debuted at number 68 in the Financial Times Executive Education Program ranking (number 4 in the Western U.S.).

Press Contacts:

Amy Schmitz
520.626.9547, aeschmitz@email.arizona.edu
Sue Kern-Fleischer
602.810.1404, news@eller.arizona.edu