• CONGRATULATIONS FULLBAY !

    Our 2018 Venture Madness Champion
    from the Software-as-a-Service Scale Category.
    And Congratulations to all of our Finalists…

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  • Our 2018 Venture Madness Finalists!

    Seek (Hardware Deep Tech)
    Swift Coat (Hardware Tech)
    JANIIS (SaaS)

    And to every company that made it to our FINAL 26!

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Fullbay Wins Venture Madness 2018

Fullbay Wins Venture Madness 2018

By Hayley Ringle  –  Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal Jan 30, 2018, 7:49pm MST Updated 11 hours ago // Fullbay, a Phoenix-based heavy-duty shop-management software, is the winner of the fifth Venture Madness startup competition. Fullbay beat 26 other startups that pitched throughout the day Tuesday at the Phoenix Galvanize campus. Venture Madness, presented by Invest […]

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Fullbay Wins Venture Madness 2018

By Hayley Ringle  –  Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal Jan 30, 2018, 7:49pm MST Updated 11 hours ago // Fullbay, a Phoenix-based heavy-duty shop-management software, is the winner of the fifth Venture Madness startup competition. Fullbay beat 26 other startups that pitched throughout the day Tuesday at the Phoenix Galvanize campus. Venture Madness, presented by Invest […]

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

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Venture Madness is Invest Southwest’s signature annual event, which takes place the first quarter of every year. This one-of-a-kind competition event pits 24 to 30 of the region’s most promising early-stage firms against one another in a live, pitch-style event.

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