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

  
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona
is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 9 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MISU.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 60 in the U.S. In addition to the Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the Evening MBA program, Eller Executive MBA, and Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, as well as a satellite campus at the Phoenix biomedical campus downtown.

Press Contact:
Sue Kern-Fleischer
602.810.1404, news@eller.arizona.edu