venture madness 2017 top 32

Top 32 Companies Advance to Round 2 of 2017 Venture Madness Startup Competition

Final elimination round will determine top 16 finalists by February 3, 2017


PHOENIX (January 24, 2017) – Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has selected the top 32 startups who are advancing to round two of the 2017 Venture Madness competition. The Invest Southwest’s selection panel determined the top 64 finalists earlier this month, and will narrow the list to 16 finalists to present in the bracket-style, head-to-head live event on March 8 – 10, 2017 at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, AZ.

“This is where we start moving quick,” said Karen Katzorke, executive director of Invest Southwest. “January is exciting as we go from 64 to 16 by early February – the selection panel has their work cut out for them! We’re always thrilled to help propel our entrepreneurial community and foster the growth of such incredible companies.”

Listed in alphabetical order, the 32 companies to make the second cut for the 2017 Venture Madness event are:

  • AniCell Biotech, LLC
  • Attribytes, LLC
  • Avery Therapeutics
  • Clean Router
  • ClicData
  • CodaKid
  • Crystal Clear Technologies Inc.
  • EpiFinder Inc.
  • EpiSys Science, Inc.
  • eSalesDash LLC
  • Golfpay, LLC
  • HybridChart
  • InfluenceLogic
  • Innobright Technologies Inc.
  • Lectric Longboards
  • MobileLogix
  • Omni Bioceutical Innovations, Inc
  • Paraffin International Inc
  • PerioEndoscopy, LLC
  • Prenda
  • Pure Chat, Inc.
  • Pursuit Health Technologies, LLC
  • SalesTalk Technologies, LLC
  • Salutaris Medical Devices
  • Shepherd App, LLC
  • SimpleWan
  • SMART Brain Aging, Inc.
  • Tellspec USA
  • Trym, Inc.
  • WIQ Pinnacle
  • WynZyn, LLC
  • ZCast

Companies that make it to the final round of competition will be battling for a chance at their share of a $20,000 cash prize and a $300,000 investment pool from active regional investors, as well as the opportunity to be named 2017 Venture Madness Champion.

Tickets are available for online purchase by following this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/venture-madness-conference-presented-by-invest-southwest-in-partnership-with-arizona-commerce-tickets-27555203355.

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.