Rick Yngve

Interim Director

Degrees

MBA, University of Arizona, 1999
BA, North Park University, 1997

Courses

ENTR 485 Innovating: Creating the Future
ENTR 487 New Venture Development and Industry Analysis
ENTR 488-588 Social Entrepreneurship
ENTR 554 Leading Innovation in Organizations
ENTR 496 Special Topics: Pop Culture & Innovation
MGMT 382 Nonprofit Consulting

Bio

Rick Yngve is Interim Director of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management. He joined the McGuire Center in 2015 as a Lecturer and later served as Co-Director of Eller Social Innovation. He has over 20 years of extensive experience working in early stage ventures, nonprofits, and education. Most recently, Rick was a co-founder of StageXchange – a deal management platform that connects entrepreneurs and developers to lenders and investors for capital raising and due diligence throughout the lifecycle of a deal. 

Rick founded the Social Impact Summit and currently volunteers as the Co-Chair of the TENWEST Festival – celebrating collaboration, innovation and impact in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Additionally, He also serves as a Social Innovation Fellow for the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson College, and is an instructor in the military’s Boots to Business program working with veterans and active-duty members.

He received his MBA from the University of Arizona, and completed the McGuire New Venture Program as part of his graduate studies. Rick received a BA in Communications and Politics from North Park University.