Bear Down & Pitch


5 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 21, 2022


Museum of the West, 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

The McGuire Center—a pioneer in entrepreneurship education—continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s elite entrepreneurship centers, offering a variety of educational opportunities that are both rigorous and enriching. Teams of highly motivated students master the conceptual and practical skills needed to turn ideas into ventures, solve real-world problems and serve the needs of real people in society. Undergraduate and graduate students from the Eller College and from across the University of Arizona learn through a combination of expert in-class teaching, intense hands-on practical work, and guidance from dedicated and experienced mentor-entrepreneurs. All students enrolled in McGuire programs complete their McGuire experience equipped with the drive, the understanding and the practical skills necessary to be innovators and entrepreneurs along whatever path they choose. In addition to their educational programs, the McGuire Center supports an array of research programs aimed at developing and disseminating in-depth knowledge about the nature and complexity of innovation and entrepreneurship. Through research colloquia, competitive grants, workshops, visiting scholars, as well as the research of our faculty, McGuire continues to explore the many ways that innovation and entrepreneurship are collaborative, creative processes with the potential to transform and benefit society. Bear Down & Pitch positions McGuire’s “launch-ready” student venture teams to pitch in front of the Phoenix entrepreneurship community. 

Meet the Teams


XTRACT Inc. is a plant/fungi-based ingredients producer and distributor focused on providing innovative ingredients to companies that manufacture foods and beverages for the health and wellness market. Our novel extraction process allows us to produce quality ingredients quickly and inexpensively.

Local Tastes

Local Tastes is a craft beer and wine subscription service delivering local beverages and a taste of the brewers history right to consumer's door. We aim to facilitate a connection between our creative consumers and the local small-scale producers in their area through curated boxes tailored to consumer's taste and geographic preferences.


An all-natural, melatonin free sleep and relaxation beverage that you drink an hour before bed to help mellow you out after a long day.


GRAV, is an innovative mouse concept targeted towards PC gamers with the desire to improve their efficiency and accuracy within the esports arena. Our product utilizes a proprietary design that, unlike other mice on the market, reduces movement drastically and allows for more precise, fine-tuned motor control while playing your favorite games or simply interacting with your computer.

Elevate Branding

Elevate Branding creates luxurious and customized NIL brands for student-athletes which emphasizes their individuality and uniqueness while they focus on their passion for sports.

Caddie Pro

Caddie Pro is a golf green reading mobile application using lidar technology in real time that is the new standard of how to learn to putt

Register Here

Event Contacts