McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship
Where entrepreneurship and innovation greet the next generation.
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship brings students, faculty and the community together to build leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship.
We are home to research, coursework, top-ranked student programs and community initiatives and events that transform individuals and business.
Our Vision and Mission
The mission of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is to help students improve their potential and advance society by developing an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset.
The vision of the McGuire Center is to be a global leader in entrepreneurship and innovation education and research.
ranked public graduate entrepreneurship program
U.S. News & World Report
ranked public undergraduate entrepreneurship program
U.S. News & World Report 2024
of students in the New Venture Development Program go on to launch their own startups
It’s a bootcamp for innovation in action.
New Venture Development
Open to all University of Arizona students from any field of study, this year-long program teaches the principles of entrepreneurship. Then, under the mentorship of faculty and mentors, students build an idea from early-stage to launch-ready venture.
Explore the McGuire Center
The McGuire Center offers learning and resources to cover every angle of great entrepreneurship, for all levels and types of University of Arizona students. From undergrads in other majors to Eller undergrads, Eller MBA students and doctoral students and community members, those in McGuire Center programs emerge equipped to thrive and to lead.
Areas of Focus
The McGuire Center's game-changing areas of focus include new venture development, social innovation and small business and economic development. We partner with local innovators, companies, nonprofits, faculty and mentors to bring entrepreneurship and training to students and organizations on campus, in Arizona and across the globe.
Looking for business launch resources? Check out student and community offerings, ranging from startup workspaces to legal resources including commercialization and intellectual property, from the iCorps initiative designed to prepare scientists and engineers to expand their focus beyond the laboratory to events such as hackathons and pitches.
Catalyzing transformation—in organization and in communities.
From our top-ranked New Venture Development Program to professional education to inspiring initiatives, the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship aims to make a mark on our entire community that’s far beyond the classroom. As far, in fact, as great business thinking can reach.