About Us

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.

Bold Ideas Competition

Be part of the solution and pitch your Bold Idea to deal with electricity and packaging waste. 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 be paired with a mentor to hone their message and prepare for the Main Event on October 13th, 2022 at the G. Brint Ryan College of Business.

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Bold Ideas Competition
Be part of the solution and pitch your Bold Idea to deal with electricity and packaging waste. 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 of the finalists will be paired with a mentor to hone their message and prepare for the Main Event on October 13th, 2022 at the G. Bring Ryan College of Business.
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Mentors & Faculty
KEVIN STEVENS PARTNER, ENERGIZE VENTURES
LATONYA SMITH GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY EIS HEAD, CHUBB
PEGGY JIMENEZ CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING, UNT
LARRY LAVINE CEO, TURTLE CREEK RESTAURANT GROUP
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Jon McCarry, Executive Director

Staff
Emily Heald, Venture Resource Platform Coordinator
Julia Raymond, Marketing Coordinator
Terrysa Nguyen, Admin

Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
1155 Union Circle #311160
Denton, Texas 76203
murphycenter@unt.edu