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McGuire Center for Entrrepreneurship

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.

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McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship Homecoming Reception

You're invited to a panel discussion and reception honoring 30 years of excellence in entrepreneurship education. Light food and beverages provided.

Learn more: McGuire Homecoming Events

McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase

McGuire New Venture Competition and ShowcaseEach 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

McGuire on the Mall logoMcGuire on the Mall

McGuire Entrepreneurship Program teams unveil their new ventures at the McGuire on the Mall event. Come for an interactive trade show where our student teams publicly present their innovations for the very first time.

Learn more: McGuire on the Mall

Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition

ACVC logoEach 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

Friends of the McGuire Center Lunch

McGuire Center alumni and business community members periodically join Executive Director Bob Lusch for a luncheon to discuss upcoming community events and entrepreneurship and innovation in Tucson. If you are interested in joining us for the next Friends of the McGuire Center meeting, please contact us at

For additional information, please contact us.