Rogue Entrepreneurs: An Ecosystem of Startups and Innovation around Star Wars

Event Date

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm


Sci-Eng library, room 212

While most people know how George Lucas created a vast Star Wars universe, many do not realize how he consistently pushed for innovation to leverage talent and technology to improve his films. McGuire Center faculty Dan Janes & Rick Yngve will share how Lucas created his own innovation ecosystem including Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. This led to an ecosystem of startups such as Spheros - who created the robotics behind fan favorite BB-8.

McGuire Innovation Talks on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month are brought to you by the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship and hosted in iSpace.