Rick Yngve is co-director of Eller Social Innovation and a lecturer at the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the McGuire Center, he co-founded StageXchange – a SaaS platform that connects real estate and early stage venture deals to lenders and equity investors. Through his company Yngve & Associates, Rick conducted training and managed consulting projects for a wide array of entrepreneurial ventures and nonprofits on innovation, business planning, strategy, marketing, and board development. Rick has over twenty years of experience in new venture development, higher education and nonprofit management. He received his MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona and his BA in Communications and Politics from North Park University.