The McGuire Center offers several programs to help advance entrepreneurial thinking and action within our local community.
Whether you're a University of Arizona researcher interested in commercializing your research, a community advocate passionate about advancing your nonprofit, a small business owner driven to grow your company, or a high school student curious about building the future you imagine, the McGuire Center has a program to help you achieve your goals.
The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate equips nonprofit leaders with the business skills necessary to meet today's challenges and lead organizations through an uncertain and changing context.
Learn more: Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program
Small Business Owners
An educational program for small business owners, the Business Certificate Program consists of six business classes covering diverse topics such as management, marketing, sales, accounting, finance, and legal issues.
Learn more: Business Certificate Program
The Eller Economic Development Program helps to grow small businesses through consulting offered by Eller College business students, with mentoring from faculty and volunteers from local businesses.
Learn more: Business Consulting Program
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship partners with Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) to participate in the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, a National Science Foundation-funded initiative designed to prepare scientists and engineers to expand their focus beyond the laboratory and increase the impact of basic research. The purpose of I-Corps is to identify intellectual property with the greatest potential for social and economic impact and move it toward commercialization.
Learn more: I-Corps
High School Students
The McGuire Summer Academy in Entrepreneurship is a one-week summer program for juniors and seniors from local high schools serving underserved communities, though we encourage students from any Tucson-area high school to apply.
Learn more: McGuire Summer Academy