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Wed, Apr 24


Western Spirit

Bear Down and Pitch

Bear Down and Pitch positions McGuire’s “launch-ready” student venture teams to pitch in front of the Phoenix entrepreneurship community.

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Bear Down and Pitch
Bear Down and Pitch

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Western Spirit, 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA

About the event

About the Event

Join us as six student teams from the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship embark on an exciting journey to Scottsdale, Arizona, to showcase their innovative business ventures to the Phoenix entrepreneurship community. These launch-ready teams have dedicated themselves to developing their ventures over the past year and are now ready to compete for thousands of dollars! Through McGuire’s New Venture Development program, these teams have mastered the skills needed to transform ideas into viable ventures that address real-world problems and meet the needs of society.


5:00 - 6:00pm Networking mixer to meet the students. Food and drinks will be provided.

6:00 - 8:00pm Student pitches.

8:00 - 9:00pm Winners announced and a reception with food and drinks.

This event is made possible by the support of active Phoenix investors and venture capitalists who are eager to see the innovative business ventures emerging from McGuire's program.

We would love to have you join us for this inspiring evening of entrepreneurship and innovation. Admission is free, but space are limited, so RSVP by April 22, 2024 to secure your spot at Bear Down & Pitch. 

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