Innovation Lab and Team Resources


The McGuire Innovation Lab is not your typical student space.

The Innovation Lab contains a collaborative workspace, a maker space, and two private meeting rooms, all of which are available to McGuire New Venture Development Program students 24/7.


The CoLab is a modern, high-energy, open work space that is perfect for cooperative new venture team project work. Whether students are brainstorming basic ideas, diving into discussion, or collaborating on creative tasks, the CoLab has a space that’s a perfect fit to foster their work.

CoLab Features:

  • Round tables for discussion
  • Tall tables with shared monitors for collaborative task work
  • Lounge areas for teams to kick back and let the creativity flow
  • Mounted glass boards and rolling white boards
  • Wide-screen monitors with every kind of adaptor

Maker Space

The Innovation Lab features a Maker Space with cutting-edge tools and technologies that empower students to engage in rapid prototyping, creative design, multimedia production, advanced programming, and more. Maker Space hardware and software are available 24/7 on a first-come, first-served basis.   

Maker Space Materials:

  • 3D Scanner
  • 3D Printer
  • 3D Laser Printer
  • Oculus Rift
  • Oculus Touch
  • VR Headsets
  • Drone
  • Creative Cloud
  • Drawing Tablet
  • Mac and PCs
  • Printer
  • AV Equipment 

Meeting Rooms 

McGuire Program students may reserve a breakout room for meetings or conference calls with Entrepreneurs in Residence, mentors, legal advisors, investors, advisors, etc.

  • Seating for six
  • White board
  • Wall-mounted wide-screen monitors 

Business/Law Exchange

The Business/Law Exchange is a unique program that increases understanding of issues at the intersection of entrepreneurship and law for both McGuire New Venture Development Program students and University of Arizona law students.

Each McGuire Program team is partnered with third-year students from the James E. Rogers College of Law. In a mock law firm setting, the law students offer valuable counsel by identifying and assisting teams with potential legal issues with their new ventures. This collaboration continues from the earliest development phase through actual venture planning, development, funding applications and, sometimes, launch.

Through this exchange, McGuire students receive valuable information at the earliest stages of concept exploration, allowing them to engage with the legal community on an ongoing basis for assistance with partnership formation, patents, intellectual property issues, and include legal considerations and strategies to their business plans.