The Murphy Center is a collaborative environment facilitating new business ventures and strengthening the prospects of early-stage companies in the North Texas region. We’re developing a number of programs and partnerships across DFW and the region with entrepreneurs, venture funds and service providers to accelerate the success of the ecosystem.
We support all university students, enabling them to communicate, collaborate and build thriving startups easily through a single platform. The Murphy Center adds value to the student experience and can help connect their ideas, creativity and talents to industry opportunities.
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Bold Ideas CompetitionBring your solution and pitch your Bold Idea in our biannual Bold Ideas Competition. The Murphy Center invites all UNT students to submit a short YouTube video pitching their Bold Idea. Submit as an individual or part of a team – We’re looking for passionate, memorable solutions that display relevance, feasibility, message clarity, and vision. Each finalist will pitch to the judges in person at the G. Brint Ryan College of Business Dean’s Suite.
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Mentors & Faculty
Jon McCarry, Executive Director
Marcus Wolfe, Academic Director
Emily Heald, Venture Resource Platform Coordinator
Shelby Boyer, Marketing Coordinator
Terrysa Nguyen, Admin
Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
1155 Union Circle #311160
Denton, Texas 76203