On April 28, nineteen McGuire Entrepreneurship Program student startup teams will present their innovative new ventures in a rapid-fire rocket pitch competition and trade show. The 2017 McGuire New Venture Competition is the culmination of the yearlong McGuire Entrepreneurship Program. In our top-ranked and highly competitive program, undergraduate and graduate students from all fields of study learn the principles of entrepreneurship and innovation through the hands-on process of taking an innovation from an early-stage idea to a launch-ready venture.
For more than 30 years, the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship has been dedicated to building innovative capacity in individuals, organizations, and society through world-class education and research. A pioneer in entrepreneurship education, the McGuire Center continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship centers.
#3 among undergraduate public programs (#7 overall) U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges issue (2017)
#5 among graduate public programs (#15 overall) U.S. News & World Report (2018)
25% STEM students
30% launch after graduation
75% of startups founded by McGuire alumni are still in business after 10 years