Three entrepreneurs at the Quinlan School of Business manage the daily operations of Ignite Lab. Meet them below.
Ugur Uygur is the Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Quinlan School of Business. His research and teaching revolve around judgment of new ideas. Recently his work has appeared in Journal of Small Business Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. Prior to his academic life, he worked at software start-ups and consulted with entrepreneurial ventures.
Stephanie Lancz is currently a senior at Loyola University Chicago. Originally, she is from a small town in northwest Ohio called Sylvania, but she wanted to study in Chicago to be part of a big city. While at Loyola, she is studying Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management. She has always loved entrepreneurship; working at her dad’s company from a young age, she has learned to appreciate the opportunity to be your own boss and the satisfaction of creating your own business. In 2016, she was hired as the graduate entrepreneurship research assistant, and now she is lucky enough to be part of Ignite Lab, Loyola’s first student-focused incubator. She is very excited for this opportunity and is looking forward to helping other students who have an interest in entrepreneurship.
Lizzie Erftmier is currently a graduate student in the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago. Lizzie graduated from Creighton University in May 2018 with a degree in journalism, advertising and public relations. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she recently moved to Chicago to get her master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. Lizzie has previously worked at two digital marketing firms where she concentrated on graphic design, blog writing and social media content curation. She is eager to bring these skills to her position as communications associate.