Meet our staff


Co-Founder, Ugur Uygur

Uğur 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.


Co-Founder, Jeffrey Wagman

I'm a senior at Loyola University Chicago, majoring in entrepreneurship. I'm from Rochester, New York; which is also home to the garbage plate (Google it). At a young age, I had the entrepreneurial view on life. I was always thinking of wild new ideas and making my family question my sanity. I graduated from high school and Monroe Community College (MCC) in New York. I went to MCC for pre-med and eventually found my way into the business world. While at MCC, I was fortunate enough to be supported by the college to implement my wild ideas into the culture of the college. I graduated from MCC and enrolled at Loyola in the fall of 2016. While at Loyola, I have stepped out of my comfort zone to launch a clothing company, become a consultant, and now to be apart of Ignite Lab. My goal at Ignite Lab is to inspire and push entrepreneurs outside of their comfort zone to help them grow their ideas into a business.


Co-Founder, Stephanie Lancz

I am currently a junior at Loyola University Chicago. Originally, I am from a small town in northwest Ohio called Sylvania, but I wanted to study in Chicago to be part of a big city. While at Loyola, I am studying Entrepreneurship and Spanish. I have always loved entrepreneurship; working at my dad’s company from a young age, I learned to appreciate the opportunity to be your own boss and the satisfaction of creating your own business. Last year, I was hired as the graduate entrepreneurship research assistant, and now I am lucky enough to be part of Ignite Lab, Loyola’s first student-focused incubator. I am very excited for this opportunity and look forward to helping other students who have an interest in entrepreneurship.