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2013

McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase on April 26 a great success
April 27, 2013
After a year of imagining and developing viable, comprehensive plans for new business ventures, the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, Class of 2013, presented their ideas at the fast-paced and exciting McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase on April 26, 2013.
UA Eller College Announces Holders of Anheuser-Busch Chair in Entrepreneurship Studies
April 4, 2013
Sudha Ram, a professor of MIS, and Sandy Klasa, an associate professor of finance, both at the UA Eller College of Management, have been named co-holders of the Anheuser-Busch Chair in Entrepreneurship Studies.
US News Best Grad Schools: Business Entrepreneurship remains in the top in U.S. News & World Report ranking
March 12, 2013
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship came in at #11 overall, behind Harvard, Stanford, MIT, the University of California Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton).
SantiagoVenture Team Profile: Team Santiago
February 27, 2013
Eller Buzz features Team Santiago's venture: multimedia program notes that enhance the classical music concert experience.

2012

Robert LuschAmerican Marketing Association announces McGuire Center Executive Director Robert Lusch is the 2013 Distinguished Marketing Educator
December 19, 2012
The award honors living marketing educators for distinguished service and outstanding contributions in marketing education.
Hoskinson Tech Launch Arizona appoints Sherry Hoskinson director of commercialization networks and operations
November 15, 2012
Hoskinson leaves her role as director of the McGuire Center where she has worked for more than 15 years and has been director since 2005.
GCECLogo McGuire Center wins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advance the Discipline of Entrepreneurship
October 8, 2012
The 2012 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business brought together hundreds of the world's leading entrepreneurship center directors.
U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges: Business ProgramsMcGuire Center maintains top rankings in U.S. News and Princeton Review/Entrepreneur magazine
September 26, 2012
Princeton Review/Entrepreneur magazine’s annual survey, out today, placed the McGuire Center #2 among public undergraduate programs (#7 overall) and #4 among public graduate programs (#9 overall).
Research Booklet Research at the Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
July-August 2012
The McGuire Center aims to advance discovery across the University of Arizona through support of research. See how researchers in disciplines across the College — including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and MIS — are helping map the terrain of entrepreneurship.
SiestaLife team Venture Team Profile: SiestaLife
May-June 2012
The McGuire Program team created a venture that enables overworked and overstressed professionals to have personal time to relax and de-stress during their busy days.
Venture team profile: MistoBox Venture Team Profile: MistoBox
April 2012
McGuire Entrepreneurship teams took center stage at the New Venture Expo at the Southwest Regional Angel Summit in April. One of them, MistoBox, took home the prize of “Most Investable Venture.”
Toker and WoanMcGuire Center for Entrepreneurship Honors Entrepreneurs with Global-market Chops and Arizona Impact
April 19, 2012
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship has named Jeremy Woan and Emre Toker recipients of the 2012 Entrepreneurial Fellows awards.
MarrsHonors Students Investigate Tech Transfer in Dean's Open Innovation Challenge
February-March 2012
As part of their honors coursework, 28 undergraduates enrolled in the McGuire Program are investigating the technology commercialization environment at the University of Arizona, within southern Arizona, and across the state.
InSeatEatsVenture Team Profile Video: In Seat Eats
February-March 2012
In Seat Eats is a mobile system that allows customers to order concessions from their phone. The food is then delivered directly to their seat.
New Innovation Law Lab offers legal knowledge to regional start-upsNew Innovation Law Lab offers legal knowledge to regional start-ups
February 2012
Led by Larry Hecker and Gabriel Beckmann, the Innovation Law Lab provides critical legal strategy, leadership, and advice to innovation-based, scalable start-ups in the Tucson/Southern Arizona region.
Barry Goldman sets research agenda for 21st century negotiation in new bookBarry Goldman sets research agenda for 21st century negotiation in new book
February 2012
A new book co-edited by Barry Goldman explores how changes have driven organizations to turn to negotiation as a means to add value and increase innovation, and as an alternative to litigation in business transactions.

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2011

New Team MembersMcGuire Center Welcomes New Team Members
August-September 2011
The McGuire Center welcomes several new researchers and teachers this fall, including Jane Robbins, senior lecturer in innovation, entrepreneurship, and institutional leadership; Patricia Sias, senior lecturer in organizational leadership and communications; and post-doctoral fellow Monte Schaffer.
Pathostats McGuire Student Tops 2011 Tulane Business Plan Competition
June-July 2011
Xenia Kachur, a McGuire Entrepreneurship Program and Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering, brought home a $50,000 prize when her team topped the 2011 Tulane Business Plan Competition in April.
McGuire Entrepreneurship Program attracts student athletes McGuire Entrepreneurship Program attracts student athletes
June-July 2011
The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program is an intensive, year-long experience that demands countless hours, dedicated teamwork, and top performance at high-stakes presentations to judges and angel investors.
McGuire Entrepreneurship students leap through final academic hurdle McGuire Entrepreneurship students leap through final academic hurdle
April-May 2011
Students who complete the year-long McGuire Entrepreneurship Program walk away with a business plan, but their academic experience goes far beyond that document.
Electric bike company Velocis wins over judges at Year-End Showcase Electric bike company Velocis wins over judges at Year-End Showcase
April-May 2011
The 100 students in the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program concluded their venture development experience with an annual day-long showcase event on April 14.
Doctoral student tops IdeaFunding 2010 Innovation in Research competition Doctoral student tops IdeaFunding 2010 Innovation in Research competition
February 2011
Third-year doctoral student Xenia Kachur — whose focus is biomedical engineering — topped the Innovation in Research Competition at the IdeaFunding 2010 conference in October.

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2010

Meredith Hay New UA Corporation Builds an "Innovation Ecosystem"
November-December 2010
The University of Arizona is creating a nonprofit corporation that will help move innovations created at the University into the marketplace as well as develop new companies, create jobs and keep them in Arizona.
Entrepreneurship venture teams find communication solution in open innovation competition Entrepreneurship venture teams find communication solution in open innovation competition
November 2010
When the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program's web system for venture team communications lost key features, the program challenged its current class of students to find a new solution.
Management senior and pro DJ competes for Global Student Entrepreneurship Award Management senior and pro DJ competes for Global Student Entrepreneurship Award
November 2010
Eric Smith was nominated for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, a national competition for students who own and run businesses while attending a high school, college or university.
Partnership gives Mexican undergraduates access to entrepreneurship program Partnership gives Mexican undergraduates access to entrepreneurship program
October 2010
The McGuire Center and the Tecnológico de Monterrey partner to offer Mexican exchange students access to the top-ranked UA entrepreneurship program.
McGuire Center launches new online entrepreneurship courses McGuire Center launches new online entrepreneurship courses
October 2010
Now would-be entrepreneurs from around the country have access to the expertise of the top-ranked McGuire Center through a series of three online certificate courses.
Emre TokerMcGuire Center Welcomes New Venture Team Mentor
October 2010
This spring, the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program welcomed a new mentor-in-residence, Emre Toker, a member of Desert Angels, Desert Tech, and Lab-X, and a partner in Arch Partners, a local micro-seed fund.
New BookNew Book Focuses on University Technology Commercialization in the Idea Age
September 2010
The 21st volume of an ongoing series of entrepreneurship-focused books edited by founding McGuire Center director Gary Libecap and current director Sherry Hoskinson is out.
TerraVoyantVenture Team Profile: TerraVoyant LLC
July-August 2010
The TerraVoyant student venture team has created a reclamation method that couples the team's proprietary revegetation process with solar power generation to transform the liability of polluted and degraded lands remaining from mining operations.
McGuire Center year concludes with unprecedented final results McGuire Center year concludes with unprecedented final results
July 2010
For the first time ever, the annual McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship year-end showcase competition ended in a tie, with two finalist teams taking top honors.
TruckItNow Venture Team Profile: TruckItNow.com
May-June 2010
TruckItNow.com — an online marketplace where shippers can post loads for free and carriers compete for those loads — aims to tackle a significant issue in the $660 billion U.S. commercial truck industry: how shippers can reduce transportation costs while carriers increase volume and load efficiency.
Re+ Venture Team Profile: Re+
April 2010
McGuire Entrepreneurship venture team Re+ nearly swept the Innovation Day at UA tradeshow awards last month, taking three of four awards, including best booth, best presentation, and People's Choice Award.
Center for Corporate Entrepreneurship and New Venturing announced Center for Corporate Entrepreneurship and New Venturing announced
April 2010
Eller's new center will foster the infusion of entrepreneurship in existing firms while capitalizing on the early days of the open innovation movement.
Hoskinson Law Students Take on New Role at Year-End Showcase
April 2010
Through a unique partnership with the James E. Rogers College of Law — the Business/Law Exchange™ — all McGuire Entrepreneurship Program teams work with law students to investigate the myriad legal issues surrounding their new ventures.
McGuire entrepreneurship venture teams featured at Innovation Day McGuire entrepreneurship venture teams featured at Innovation Day
March 2010
At the University of Arizona's annual showcase of campus-wide innovation, the McGuire Center student teams participate in tradeshow.
 
Jewelers McGuire Center Mentor Helps Kyrgyzstan Jewelers
March 2010
Mentor-in-residence Jim Jindrick and a trio of entrepreneurship students recently hosted a workshop for jewelry entrepreneurs from Kyrgyzstan. The goal: to help develop partnerships with local companies and marketing and sales channels in the U.S.  
Sandy KlasaAll in the Family? Entrepreneurship Professor Sandy Klasa Investigates Why Family-Owned Companies Bring in Outside Managers
February 2010
Associate professor of finance Sandy Klasa has been named the McGuire Professor of Entrepreneurship, an award designed to foster academic exploration of entrepreneurship.
USA Today and Princeton Review dub McGuire Center the "crown jewel" of UA USA Today and Princeton Review dub McGuire Center the "crown jewel" of UA
January 2010
The review highlighted Eller's undergraduate MIS and accounting programs while gushing over the McGuire Center.

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2009

The economics of innovation: Modeling pricing methods for technology The economics of innovation: Modeling pricing methods for technology
December 2009
Economics associate professor Gautam Gowrisankaran has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant to explore modeling methods for durable goods.
Roman CoinMcGuire Center for Entrepreneurship Funds Eight New UA Courses
December 2009
Students studying a range of topics, from classics to medicine to sustainable engineering, will have access to new, discipline-specific courses with an entrepreneurship focus beginning next year.
Entrepreneurs Gather for Insight into Venture Funding Sources
December 2009
Southern Arizona entrepreneurs recently gathered for IdeaFunding, a workshop focused on providing resources for individuals interested in bringing a new product or service to market, early stage companies, and individuals within established firms exploring entrepreneurial new directions.
Sandy KlasaSandy Klasa Named McGuire Professor of Entrepreneurship
December 2009
Associate professor of finance Sandy Klasa has been named the McGuire Professor of Entrepreneurship, an award designed to foster academic exploration of entrepreneurship.
TaskforceMcGuire Center Joins Entrepreneurial Economy Taskforce
December 2009
Key regional stakeholders — including representatives from successful ventures, funding entities, government, and the University of Arizona — have converged to establish a taskforce focused on stimulating economic growth through entrepreneurship in Southern Arizona.
Private Equity Firm Buys MIS Spinoff Company Private equity firm buys MIS spinoff company
October 2009
A private equity firm has acquired the company founded by MIS professor Hsinchun Chen to commercialize the crime-fighting software COPLINK.
Innovation Frontier Arizona Innovation Frontier Arizona Offers No-Cost Workshops for Entrepreneurs
October 2009
The Innovation Frontier Arizona partnership has announced the availability of more than 1,000 no-cost seats in workshops hosted across four southern Arizona counties. The program is administered by the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.
McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship caps off banner year McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship caps off banner year
June 2009
McGuire Center celebrates 25th annual year-end competition and upward movement in U.S. News graduate rankings.
Uncovering the corporate parenting paradox Uncovering the corporate parenting paradox
April 2009
Eller College professor shows that startup companies benefit when established corporations enter new technology markets.
Entrepreneurship teams test ventures at UA Innovation Day Entrepreneurship teams test ventures at UA Innovation Day
April 2009
Angel investors and other attendees perused displays and asked informal questions about the 21 McGuire Entrepreneurship Program team exhibits.
PhoneMeVenture Team Profile: PhoneMe, LLC
April 2009
Students who come into the U.S. to study face an interesting challenge: how to set up cell phone service.
The Business/Law Exchange The Business/Law Exchange: Partnership joins law students and entrepreneurship teams
March 2009
McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship partners with James E. Rogers College of Law to promote new program, including a mock law firm class.
Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Investment Awareness Series McGuire Center announces the Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Investment Awareness Series
March 2009
The Awareness Series includes five separate events throughout March and April that highlight the role entrepreneurship plays in growing the economy.

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2008

GCEC groupMcGuire Center Hosts Global Conference for Entrepreneurship
October 2008
This month, the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship hosted representatives from 180 universities at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) conference.
McGuire Entrepreneurship Program presenterMcGuire Entrepreneurship Program Ranked #1 Again
September 9, 2008
Princeton Review / Entrepreneur magazine rank the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program #1 among public programs, #4 overall.

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2007

Arizona innovators commended at awards ceremony
The Arizona Republic : December 8, 2007
UA program lets students simulate real world
Arizona Daily Star : December 3, 2007
The Right Places to Learn Entrepreneurship
The New York Times : October 30, 2007
Entrepreneurship programs on the rise
The Arizona Republic : October 22, 2007
Eller College entrepreneurship unit rated among best
Arizona Daily Star : August 29, 2007
Tried and True Business Ideas
Entrepreneur : March 2007
New firm helps small business outsource
The Arizona Republic : January 16, 2007

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