McGuire Innovation Expo 2017

Event Date

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm


UA Mall

Join us for the first ever McGuire Innovation Expo and plan to meet some of Tucson's top and up-and-coming entrepreneurs! The McGuire Innovation Expo will take place on Feb. 23 on the UA Mall by the Student Union and will showcase local startups, organizations that support the entrepreneurial community, education offerings from across the UA, McGuire Entrepreneurship Program new venture teams, and more!

  • Themed pavilions showcasing innovations from multiple industries 
  • 18 McGuire Entrepreneurship Program student new venture teams
  • Campus and community innovators and new ventures
  • Entrepreneurial education, activities, and opportunities across campus 

Thank you to our many event participants, and to Microsoft, our Social Innovation Sponsor. 

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Social Catalyst is focused on engaging university students through Microsoft’s social impact stories and partnering to make a positive social impact on the world. 

Agricultural Leadership and Innovation Certificate Logo 

The Agricultural Leadership and Innovation Certificate equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to be change agents in agriculture and the life sciences.

ACABI logo

At the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI), investigators work with innovators to flesh out ideas, access scientific and business resources, and consider next steps in technology development.

Bar Harbor Technology

Bar Harbor Technology is here to improve the inefficiencies of the day-to-day operations in the full-service restaurant industry using RFID and NFC technology. 

 BIO5 Logo

The BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona harnesses the minds of over 200 brilliant research scientists to solve complex biology-based challenges that affect humanity. 

Changeover logo

Changeover re-purposes unused warehouses to provide storage space to consumers and offers a platform to rent or sell those items to the community.

CloisterVR Logo

CloisterVR creates virtual reality home tours to allow clients to tour and customize their future home before a brick is laid. 

 Connect Logo

Connect Coworking is local office, event, and meeting space located in the heart of downtown Tucson, AZ!

Conspiracy Cosmetics Logo

Conspiracy Cosmetics designs, manufactures, and sells customizable, high-quality luxury cosmetics with an emphasis on social responsibility, natural ingredients and sustainable practices.

 EED logo

The Eller Economic Development Program (EED) utilizes University of Arizona and Eller College of Management faculty, students, and staff to help Southern Arizona business owners grow their businesses. 

MBA logo

Our four Eller MBA programs differ in many ways, to meet the needs and demands of a wide variety of professionals. 

Social Innovation Logo 

Eller Social Innovation provides business/innovation education to social changemakers and to UA students, leading to better skillsets, enhanced organizational capacity, and a stronger community.  

Fasten Logo

At Fasten, we envision an effortless life for individuals who live with disabilities and dexterity issues. Our company offers products that utilize our unique magnetic fastener to make their lives easier. 

Food Change Logo

FoodChange is a developing nonprofit focused on creating sustainable, healthy meals from imperfect produce that otherwise would go to waste.

Groupdup Logo 

Groupdup challenges the rising prices and hassle of planning a memorable group experience. We provide an online platform for users to leverage group discount rates.


HIPR is a personalized subscription service that delivers a holistic skincare regimen. We offer comprehensive personal care education with input from dermatologists and nutritionists.

Iris Logo

Iris, Electronic Medical Records, is an interactive software that accelerates the patient record process to increase accuracy and reduce ambulances’ running out of service.

Loop Logo

Loop is a personal relationship management tool that brings data science into personal networking and eliminates the busy work of manually tracking digital interactions.

MEdLi Logo

MEdLi is a healthcare company dedicated to improving patient understanding of their health through the use of virtual reality.

Nunami Labs logo

Nunami Labs crafts cutting-edge sensor technologies for self-driving cars that enable vehicles to see and understand their surroundings, creating a safer road ahead.

October Sports Group Logo

October Sports Group is committed to offering affordable, high-quality, boutique baseball bats, backed by Hall of Fame baseball players specifically designed for youth little leaguers. 

OneBlock Systems logo

At OneBlock Systems, we revolutionize home security technology by transforming your Wi-Fi router into a stand-alone detection device, no cameras or sensors needed!

Pocket Pantry logo

Pocket Pantry is an app that allows users to watch cooking videos, create shopping lists, and order the ingredients to be delivered to their door.

SaluRem logo

Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases limit the lives of millions worldwide. SaluRem restores patients to health with a natural, pro-biotic style treatment, now starting FDA phase 2 approvals.


SHAW aims to provide a constant health monitor that tracks an individual’s vitals, in conjunction with an emergency button.

Specteros Logo

Specteros is an energy management company specializing in indoor horticulture solutions for sustainability and growth. Our products offer customization and flexibility inspired by growers.


StageXchange logo


StageXchange is a customizable platform used by developers and entrepreneurs to manage their deal’s lifecycle with visually compelling dealbooks.

 Startup Tucson logo

Startup Tucson is transforming our region's economy through innovation and entrepreneurship. We work to create a vibrant and attractive community through events like our weeklong innovation festival, TENWEST.

 SEA logo

The Student Entrepreneurship Association is dedicated to connecting UA students from all colleges and encouraging entrepreneurial activities within and outside of the campus community.

 Tech Launch Arizona logo

People across the UA are developing ideas and inventions that can change the world. Tech Launch Arizona provides resources to bring those inventions from lab to marketplace.

 Retailing Center Logo

The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing brings together students and faculty from the University of Arizona’s Retailing and Consumer Sciences program and executives across the retailing industry. 

UA Libraries logo

University of Arizona Libraries support innovation and entrepreneurship, both on campus and in the community. Come learn about tools and opportunities to fuel your startup.


For more information, visit McGuire Innovation Expo, a Gathering of Tucson’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem