a showcase of McGuire’s New Venture Development Program students
There will be 24 booths at this year's Innovation Expo showcasing cross-disciplinary student startup teams from the UA Eller College of Management’s McGuire New Venture Development Program. These students have received intensive experiential education that engages them in the process of moving innovation from an early-stage idea to a sustainable launch-ready venture. Watch highlights from last year's event.
Microsoft, the McGuire Center’s social innovation sponsor for the event, is supporting the expo by awarding the Microsoft Social Innovation Award. This award recognizes the team who most effectively and innovatively incorporates corporate social responsibility strategies into their venture, is able to relate their venture’s social impact to their local community and is able to articulate how they will extend the reach of their social impact as their venture grows.
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, February 14
Where: The University of Arizona Mall, near the student union
Who: Free and open to the public
Following the showcase, join the student teams for a meet-and-greet at Gentle Ben's Brewing, presented by the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship with guests from Startup Tucson.
If you go: Innovation Expo Meet-and-Greet
When: 3:30-6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14
Where: Gentle Ben's Brewing; 865 E University Blvd
Who: Free and open to the public
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 of Management
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.).