Eller College Taps Remy Arteaga as New Director of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

Eller College Taps Remy Arteaga as New Director of the  McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship
January 19, 2017
Arteaga is the co-founder of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Programs.

TUCSON (January 19, 2017) – The University of Arizona Eller College of Management has named entrepreneur Remy Arteaga the new director of the top-ranked McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. Arteaga spent more than 20 years launching and managing successful startups, accelerators, and corporate innovation initiatives before becoming involved in entrepreneurship education. He was the director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado-Boulder Leeds School of Business before serving as the executive director of a non-profit that created and managed Stanford University’s Latino entrepreneurship accelerator and research programs. 

Remy Arteaga

Remy Arteaga, Director of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

“Tucson is on the verge of becoming one of the great entrepreneurship communities in the nation," Arteaga said. “The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship has a long history of success and is positioned for growth to have incredible impact at the University of Arizona, within the community, and on a national stage.”

U.S. News & World Report ranks the McGuire Center at No. 3 among undergraduate and No. 5 among graduate public entrepreneurship programs in the nation. Arteaga will oversee all of the McGuire Center’s programs, including the flagship McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, a year of intensive experiential education that engages UA students from all fields of study in the process of moving innovation from an early-stage idea to a sustainable investor-ready venture.  

“Remy’s vision for the McGuire Center aligns with our goals for Eller College. We want to be positioned at the center of the innovation/entrepreneurship hub for the entire university,” said Eller Dean Paulo Goes. “The McGuire Center’s reputation is top-notch, and I’m confident that under Remy’s leadership, it will be elevated to world-class.”

A strong believer in being a great partner across campus and the community, Arteaga has already met with several entrepreneurial organizations including Desert Angels, Startup Tucson and Innovate UA. He encourages anyone interested in entrepreneurship or innovation to reach out to him at remyarteaga@email.arizona.edu.

“We are looking to collaborate with other organizations in the community or on campus so that together we can multiply any impact we could have going solo,” he said.

Over the next few months, Arteaga will help the McGuire Center define roles, select impact metrics, and set targets. While it’s too soon to discuss specific program changes, the author of Pivot: How Top Entrepreneurs Adapt and Change Course to Find Ultimate Success does emphasize that empowering students with an entrepreneurial mindset will continue to be a priority.

“Entrepreneurship centers, like every other type of organization, need to adapt to changing marketplaces and technologies,” he said. “We need to adapt and evolve to continue to impact our students and community.”


About the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management is dedicated to helping students improve their potential and advance society by developing an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset. With 32 years of excellence in entrepreneurship education, 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