Join us for McGuire on the Mall to see innovation unveiled

March 13, 2014


The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is introducing McGuire on the Mall, a new event for McGuire Entrepreneurship Program students to publicly present their innovative new ventures for the very first time. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will provide welcoming remarks at the event, which will be 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 25 on the UA Mall by Old Main. 

McGuire on the Mall will feature all 21 new venture teams from the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program class of 2014. This year’s teams span a range of industries: medical products for humans and equines, app development, e-commerce, physical goods, and food and hospitality start-ups. See below for details about the new ventures. 

The interactive trade show is free and open to the public and will include food samples and snow cones, photo-ops with animals and fun backdrops, games, contests and lots of prizes. Visitors can try beta products and have their feedback incorporated into final products, and sign up for exclusive early loyalty programs for benefits and discounts on products after launch. 


If you go: McGuire on the Mall 

When: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 

Where: The University of Arizona Mall, near Old Main 

Who: Free and open to the public 


“McGuire on the Mall is an exciting new opportunity for McGuire Program students to gain experience taking about and presenting their new ventures to the public in a trade show environment,” said McGuire Entrepreneurship Program Director, Patty Sias. “It also provides a chance for UA students and the public to learn more about the program and get a glimpse of our student innovations before our signature event, the McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase, on May 2.” 

McGuire on the Mall is just the first public event of the season. Save the date for the McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase on May 2, which will involve an interactive trade show and a fast-paced rocket pitch contest. More information at McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase

Named the “crown jewel” of the University of Arizona by USA Today/The Princeton Review, the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program is a globally recognized program open to UA seniors and graduate students from any field of study. Students accepted into the McGuire Program receive a year of intensive experiential education that engages them in the process of moving innovation from an early-stage idea to a sustainable investor-ready venture. 

Meet the teams 

We create wound care devices that are the first to objectively measure wound metrics with the goal of identifying patient healing trajectories and reducing amputations. 

Net Vive 
NetVive is an online network management tool that empowers business professionals to revive, build and maintain their network by consolidating social/professional media accounts into a central location. 

Savvy Salesman improves car dealership productivity with tablet technology while creating a superior shopping experience for customers. 

B3 is quick service restaurant that handcrafts naturally produced and freshly cooked ingredients into customized breakfast solutions wraps, paninis, and bowls. We are the anti-Denny’s, revolutionizing the way Americans eat breakfast. 

HaloBox’s subscription-based remote automobile and operator monitoring service delivers peace of mind to loved ones of teenage and elderly drivers. 

EquiSolv improves the care of competitive horses and simplifies the lives of their owners by providing easy-to-use, innovative, and effective equine care products. 

Utilizing a proprietary algorithm for automating results, uVenturous offers graduated online services that provide everyday innovators with fast, customized and affordable validation research. 

FlyStytch is a personalized styling and shopping service with predictive recommendation technology that provides apparel and style guidance for job seekers and working professionals aspiring to improve their images. 

Wysp is an online, peer-to-peer marketplace that allows people to outsource their to-do lists to local college students. 

Givalo is an e-commerce gift giving service that selects the perfect gift for any occasion by utilizing a personality profile that the giver creates for the receiver. 

EasyEye is the Dr. Scholls’ for reading glasses. We provide a kiosk to walk consumers through the process of choosing which of our reader glasses to buy. 

Spice Atlas  
Spice Atlas provides a personalized sample subscription service in which clients are guided in experiencing global cultures through a region’s authentic spices and flavors. 

Leasey is a blind auction platform for listing and acquiring residential leases that eliminates first-come-first serve practices in the student off-campus housing market. 

BottleKnows Wines 
BottleKnows is a series of wines designed to educate overwhelmed wine consumers on the intricacies of wine through a systematic tutorial printed directly on the label. 

Our online platform connects college students seeking part-time sales and marketing representative positions with businesses seeking cost-effective and efficient means of reaching the college market. 

Mindful Mixers 
Mindful Mixers is a line of low calorie, sugar free non-alcoholic mixers that contain added vitamins, nutrients, and electrolytes to minimize the negative side effects of drinking. 

VidaKite creates a series of educational games teaching essential life skills, combining expert input from technology, game design, and education into an engaging, exploratory experience. 

PowerPitch delivers superior cost-effective online communication training tools to large organizations utilizing an engaging 3D platform. 

The Liist     
The Liist is an addictive online social community for established couples, monetized by local “date-destination” businesses. 

Intu Sports   
Intu Sports produces an intuitive, mobile app that utilizes drag-and-record technology so users can create, store, and share moving diagrams of their basketball plays and strategies. 

Genovate designs and develops premium, stylish travel bags along with accessories that incorporate new technologies as they emerge.