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Rick Yngve

Senior Fellow in Social Innovation

Rick Yngve has over 20 years of extensive experience working in entrepreneurial development, consulting, and education. He currently oversees learning & development for Caterpillar’s Resource Industries Sales, Services & Technology division at their global mining headquarters in Tucson.

Previously, Rick was on the faculty and director of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona where he taught corporate innovation and new venture development. He also was the co-director of Eller Social Innovation where he partnered with Microsoft on their Cloud for Good education initiatives. Prior to joining the McGuire Center, Rick’s was cofounder 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. As a consultant, he provided strategy and marketing consulting to both corporate and nonprofit clients.

In the community, Rick recently served as the Co-Chair of the TENWEST Festival, as a Social Innovation Fellow for the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson College, and an instructor in the military’s Boots to Business program working with veterans and active-duty members overseas.