Invest Southwest Venture Madness Startup Competition

Welcome to Invest Southwest

Congratulations to our 2016 Winner, NuvOx Pharma!
Come Back Soon for Details on 2017 Dates & Deadlines!

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.

Established 1992
Over $300 million raised.
Approximately 40% of presenting companies have received financing.
Arizona No.8 best state for starting a business. -Entrpreneur
The Phoenix area No.13 for high-tech startups. -Kauffman

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