Annual Events


UA Entrepreneurship Program alumni from all years and their guests are invited to join McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship faculty, staff and students for annual homecoming events. Visit old mentors, network with fellow entrepreneurs, and meet current students. 

Learn more: Homecoming

McGuire Innovation Expo

McGuire Innovation Expo is a fun and interactive gathering of Tucson’s entrepreneurial ecosystem on the University of Arizona Mall. In 2017, the event included more than 30 participating new ventures and entrepreneurial organizations in five themed pavilions: Technology, Social Innovation, Health & Biotech, Lifestyle & Leadership, and Software & Services. Exhibitors included education and commercialization programs from across the UA, student clubs, McGuire Entrepreneurship Program new venture teams and alumni, community organizations, local startups, and sponsors. The event is free and open to the public. 

Learn more: McGuire Innovation Expo 

McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase

The McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase is the signature event of the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program. After a year spent creating launch-ready business ventures, McGuire Program teams present their ventures in a trade show and rapid-fire pitch competition in front of hundreds of spectators including UA faculty, investors, and the media. Each year, winning teams walk away with cash and prizes. 

Learn more: McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase