Sherry Hoskinson inducted as a Longenecker Fellow at the USASBE conference in Los Angeles, CA

On January 12th, 2018, Sherry Hoskinson was inducted as a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow at the United States Association for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference in Los Angeles, CA.

Selection as a Longenecker Fellow is the highest recognition that the USASBE bestows on individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development, furtherance and benefit of small and medium sized businesses. USASBE Fellows are a select group of distinguished educators, researchers, government executives, small business advocates, scholars, program directors, practitioners and trade association leaders focused on advancing entrepreneurship education through teaching, writing, research, training and public service.

The USASBE is the largest independent academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. As leaders in the emerging discipline of entrepreneurship, USASBE members are making an impact on how they think about, conduct research on, design public policy around, and interact with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures. USASBE represents more than 430 colleges and universities across the United States and around the globe. USASBE is the network advancing the art of entrepreneurship education.

With her induction as a Longenecker Fellow, Sherry Hoskinson joins a select group of 66 distinguished educators, researchers, government officials, small business advocates and trade association leaders who have received the prestigious award since 1986.

Hall of Fame Award Recipient: Sherry Hoskinson, Legacy Award

In 1998, the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship (then, the H.N. & Frances C. Berger Entrepreneurship Program at the Karl Eller Center, College of Business of Public Administration) established the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Established to formally recognize the significant achievements and contributions of alumni and associates of the Karl Eller Center and Berger Entrepreneurship Program, past inductees have included CEO’s, founders, presidents and educators encompassing a wide variety of private enterprise, public service and learning initiatives. Seven years later, the Hall of Fame is being reintroduced, kicking off with a reception on April 24th, 2019.

In preparation for the Awards Reception, we will be highlighting our 2019 inductees. The Legacy Award takes the place of the Founder’s Award that was created and given to Karl Eller in 1998 for his unparalleled commitment to excellence in entrepreneurship, education and economic growth. This award is given to an alumnus or alumna or friend of the center who exemplifies the qualities of Karl Eller; integrity, generosity, compassion, leadership, and a commitment to entrepreneurial education.  Like Karl, the recipient has the ability to instill vision in those around them and create an impact within their community.

Legacy Award: Sherry Hoskinson

Sherry Hoskinson has three decades in university entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, ecosystem optimization, and now company leadership. Sherry served as associate director then director of the University of Arizona’s premier McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship for 20 years, then went on to develop and roll out commercialization assets for Tech Launch Arizona, receiving multiple awards, model program designations, and numerous top national rankings.

Q. How did your involvement with the McGuire Center impact your life/career? 

A. The ability to engage with and advance entrepreneurial goals of students, faculty, and community members has been life-changing. Seeing the impact of each success–however defined, fueled by UA entrepreneurship offerings is gratifying. I have learned more than I ever thought I could, and have been exposed to ideas, people, and places than I ever thought possible.

Q. What is your favorite memory of your time at the McGuire Center? 

A. Being ranked #1 (thats not #1 behind Babson, or #1 among public universities. #1.)

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? 

A. If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you find time to do it over?

Bonus Fact:

“When I started at the [then Karl Eller Center, now McGuire Center], I didn’t even know how to spell entrepreneurship”

36 Intriguing Delawareans • Charlie Horn

“Entrepreneurs are the creative class that makes the world a better place with new inventions, new concepts,” says lifelong entrepreneur Charlie Horn, 64, whose $3 million commitment to the University of Delaware led to creating its Horn Program in Entrepreneurship.

‘I was always interested in starting my own business, but in those days [he’s a UD 1975 graduate] universities were focused on preparing students to work for someone else, not for yourself.’ No longer. UD wants to expose every student to entrepreneurial thinking.”

Read the full article here.

Sherry Hoskinson receives Hecker Award

The Lawrence M. Hecker Future of Possibility Award was created in honor of Larry Hecker. The award is to be presented each year to an individual or organization that is committed to building bright futures in the Tucson community, as Mr. Hecker has done for decades.  This year, Sherry Hoskinson is honored to receive the Hecker award.

“Sherry’s kindness, strategic thinking and personal mentorship has made a huge impact on future success of me and thousands of other former UA students and community colleagues.  Her legacy and impact on our community continues to be shaped by her endless leadership in founding IdeaFunding and her support for entrepreneurs through the McGuire Center, Tech Launch Arizona and 5Lights.”  – Justin Williams, McGuire Alumni and Founder, Startup Tucson

Role of Academic Librarians in the Commercialization of University Intellectual Property, An Emerging Opportunity

A new partnership Sherry Hoskinson worked on at the University of Arizona has become a national model, won an award, is the basis is of a published paper, and now is being featured at a conference.

The Business Intelligence Unit (BIU) of the University of Arizona Libraries holds a valuable role in the commercialization of university intellectual property. BIU librarians work closely with the University of Arizona commercialization unit called Tech Launch Arizona (TLA), providing literature research to support the transformation of scientific discoveries into commercially viable inventions and technology.  These technologies are then licensed by outside companies, spun off into start-ups, put forward for more development funding, and contribute to the fiscal outcomes of the University and State of Arizona.

Panel participants represent researchers and business development executives from Tech Launch Arizona, Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI), the University of Arizona faculty and research scientists and University Librarian. Panel members will discuss the ways in which the Business Intelligence Unit provides market research, medical, scientific and patent literature in support of discovery and commercialization efforts. With cutbacks in higher education funding, particularly in state universities, academic libraries have an important role to play in supporting the revenue stream groups like Tech Launch Arizona bring to campus.

Tech Launch Arizona refers to BIU involvement as a “game changer” for the commercialization unit and campus.  Learn how we worked together with these units on over 200 innovative projects; contributing librarians’ knowledge in business intelligence, searching, marketing savvy and expansion of resources to become part of a high-priority, high-profile campus initiative.