• THE TOP 64 ARE IN!

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Invest Southwest Venture Madness 2017 Top 64

Top 64 Startups Make the First Round of Cuts for Invest Southwest’s 2017 Venture Madness Competition

Next Round of Elimination Brings the Count to 32 by Jan 25, then Top 16 by Feb 3 $5k People’s Choice Award Voting Opens Today PHOENIX (January 17, 2017) – Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority have chosen the top 64 startups for the 2017 Venture Madness competition. Online voting for the $5,000 People’s […]

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Our Story

Invest Southwest is the connective tissue between investors and startups in the region. It serves the entrepreneurial ecosystem through three pillars:

  • Workshops and seminars to help burgeoning startups and new investors
  • Networking opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs
  • Marketing and public relations opportunities to elevate startup and investor brands throughout the year.

OUR SIGNATURE EVENT

Venture Madness is Invest Southwest’s signature annual event, which takes place in early March. This one-of-a-kind competition event 64 of the most promising startup companies against one another in a single-elimination, bracket-style tournament.

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BY THE STATS

1992

Established

300

Million Raised

40

Percent of presenting companies have received financing

8

Arizona’s rank for best state for starting a business

13

The Phoenix area’s rank for high-tech startups

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