Finalists will advance to a three-day live event in March, 2016
PHOENIX (February 1, 2016) – Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has selected the top 16 companies that will advance to the final elimination round of the 2016 Venture Madness competition. The competition launched in January, giving 64 early stage companies in the Southwest a chance at part of the $100,000 prize.
“With the live event just weeks away, the final 16 are working hard to prepare for the head to head competition,” said Karen Katzorke, executive director of Invest Southwest. “It was a particularly competitive group of companies this year, so it will be an exciting few days in March. Our sponsors and planning committee have outdone themselves with this year’s event. I look forward to seeing who leaves with the prize!”
In addition to the final four, the $5,000 People’s Choice Award will be presented to the company that received the most online votes during the public voting timeframe.
Listed in alphabetical order, the 16 companies who made the third cut for the 2016 Venture Madness event are:
- ClearVoice, Inc.
- Iron Horse Diagnostics, Inc.
- NuvOx Pharma
- ParkX LLC
- RevolutionParts, Inc.
- Smart Clinic
- SolarThermiX, LLC
- The Medical Memory
This year’s event will be held at the Talking Stick Resort on March 2-4, 2016. Tickets are on sale now for the live event, which is expected to sell out.
To learn more about Venture Madness and register, please visit: www.venturemadness.investsouthwest.org.
About Invest Southwest
Invest Southwest is the premier organization for connecting investors with the best and brightest ventures in the region. In addition to providing valuable information on topics important to the investment community, Invest Southwest offers year-round opportunities for investors to connect with emerging growth companies. Its signature event, Venture Madness, is a unique competition presented in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Venture Madness pits 64 thoroughly evaluated emerging companies against one another in a bracket-style, head-to-head competition to crown the champion of champions. Visit http://InvestSouthwest.org for more information.