Events and Speakers
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship hosts and participates in a number of events each year.
The McGuire Center is committed to providing students and the Tucson region with access to the best minds in entrepreneurship. Guest speakers of exceptional entrepreneurial achievement visit the McGuire Center on a regular basis, building relationships among entrepreneurs, angel investors, students and others in the region. Such relationships support and nurture innovation and economic growth in Southern Arizona through education, economic development, investment, and management. All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship Homecoming Reception
Each year for homecoming, please join McGuire Entrepreneurship Program faculty, staff, alumni and students for an informal reception in the McGuire Center. Light food and beverages provided.
Learn more: Eller Homecoming Schedule
McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase
Each spring, McGuire Entrepreneurship Program students unveil their innovations in a fast-paced new venture competition. The teams showcase their innovations in an interactive trade show and present rapid-fire short pitches before judges convened from across the country.
Learn more: McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase
UA Innovation Day
Each year, McGuire Entrepreneurship Program students participate in Innovation Day, which celebrates the UA's success in technology development and innovation by highlighting the research achievements of students, staff and faculty.
Learn more: UA Innovation Day
Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition
Each spring, select student-run startups from the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University pitch their new venture concepts to a panel of judges and compete for funding.
Learn more: Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition
McGuire Center Distinguished Scholar Series
The McGuire Center regularly hosts distinguished scholar lectures during the academic year.
Learn more: McGuire Distinguished Scholar Series.
Monthly Friends of McGuire Lunch
The first Thursday of each month McGuire Center alumni and business community members join McGuire’s Executive Director, Bob Lusch, for a luncheon to discuss upcoming community events and entrepreneurship and innovation in Tucson.
For additional information, please contact us.