Rick Yngve

Interim Director, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

Rick Yngve

McClelland Hall 202
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721


MBA, University of Arizona, 1999

BA, North Park University, 1997

Rick Yngve is interim director of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management. He joined the McGuire Center in 2015 as a lecturer and later served as co-director of Eller Social Innovation. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience working in early stage ventures, nonprofits and education. Most recently, he was a co-founder of StageXchange–a deal management platform that connects entrepreneurs and developers to lenders and investors for capital raising and due diligence throughout the lifecycle of a deal. 

Yngve founded the Social Impact Summit and currently volunteers as the co-chair of the TENWEST Festival–celebrating collaboration, innovation and impact in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Additionally, he also serves as a Social Innovation Fellow for the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson College and is an instructor in the military’s Boots to Business program working with veterans and active-duty members.

He received his MBA from the University of Arizona and completed the McGuire New Venture Program as part of his graduate studies. He received a bachelor's in communications and politics from North Park University.


  • ENTR 485 Innovating: Creating the Future
  • ENTR 487 New Venture Development and Industry Analysis
  • ENTR 488-588 Social Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 554 Leading Innovation in Organizations
  • ENTR 496 Special Topics: Pop Culture & Innovation
  • MGMT 382 Nonprofit Consulting