Sixteen Ventures to Attend McGuire Innovation Expo

Feb. 12, 2020

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Sixteen Ventures to Attend February 13 McGuire Innovation Expo, a showcase of McGuire’s New Venture Development Program students

University of Arizona’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting its fourth McGuire Innovation Expo 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. February 13 on the UA Mall by the student union. The tradeshow, a gathering of students from McGuire’s New Venture Development Program includes 16 student new ventures, is free and open to the public.

“The Innovation Expo is a great opportunity for the students to interact with the public and showcase their new ventures,” says McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship Community Relations Coordinator Ted McGuire. “I encourage everyone to come out and see the new innovations and ideas being developed by students of the McGuire Center. It's free and everyone is able to be an investor and use their ‘McGuire Bucks’ and select a winner.”

There will be 16 booths showcasing cross-disciplinary student startup teams from the UA Eller College of Management’s McGuire New Venture Development Program. These students have spent six months receiving intensive experiential education that engages them in the process of moving innovation from an early-stage idea to a sustainable launch-ready venture. More information can be found on the McGuire Center website.

Microsoft, the McGuire Center’s social innovation sponsor for the event, is supporting the expo by awarding the Microsoft Social Innovation Award. This award recognizes the team who most effectively and innovatively incorporates corporate social responsibility strategies into their venture, is able to relate their venture’s social impact to their local community and is able to articulate how they will extend the reach of their social impact as their venture grows.

Microsoft’s datacenter community development team is committed to engaging university students through Microsoft’s social impact stories and partnering to make a positive social impact on the world. 

If you go: McGuire Innovation Expo

When: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Thursday, February 13
Where: The University of Arizona Mall, near the student union
Who: Free and open to the public
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