McGuire Center Faculty, Alumni at TENWEST and IdeaFunding

Oct. 3, 2016

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is a sponsor for IdeaFunding, which has been bringing together Arizona’s entrepreneurial community for 20 years to promote the growth of innovative companies, and the skilled jobs and economic growth they bring to our city, state and region. This year, IdeaFunding is part of TENWEST, a dynamic, week-long, festival focused on the arts, technology, communities and entrepreneurship. 

TENWEST is Oct. 21-28 in Downtown Tucson. IdeaFunding 2016 will take place Thursday, Oct. 27. For tickets and more information, visit

We're thrilled that both events will feature so many McGuire Center faculty, mentors, and alumni! 

McGuire Center Faculty and Mentors

Joseph Broschak, Executive Director, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. 

Dan Janes, McGuire Entrepreneurship Program Mentor in Residence. In addition to speaking on a panel, Dan is judging the Get Started Tucson pitch competition.

Larry Hecker, Managing Partner, Hecker PLLC and McGuire Program Legal Mentor.   


Bjorgvin Benediktsson, founder of Audio Issues.  

Lea Marquez Peterson, President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Eric Smith, Commercialization Network Manager, Tech Launch Arizona. 

Marie Wesselhoft, President and Co-Founder of MSDx, Inc. a start-up company focused on commercializing blood tests for brain diseases.