Rick Yngve

Interim Director


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


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


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.