NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FORVENTURE MADNESS 2021
This is IT!Get your pitch hat on and apply April 8 through June 3 for Venture Madness 2021.This year’s event will be hybrid style with live streaming and in-person sessions.It’s time to JOIN the MADNESS with Arizona’s longest-running startup competition!
The competition starts with selected presenting companies grouped into distinct categories based on industry focus. The companies are chosen by an expert selection panel, then the finalist companies advance to the live-demo portion of the contest held October 6-7, 2021 (hybrid event with live stream + in-person pitches – location TBA).
Leading up to the event, finalist companies will get expert mentorship from seasoned investors, business leaders and other successful entrepreneurs in preparation for the competition. At the live event, they’ll compete in head-to-head pitches in each category for a chance to win cash, and most importantly, get exposure for their company while building an invaluable network of the Southwest’s most active investors who attend Venture Madness specifically to grow their investment portfolios with the next heroes!
Please Note: If your company is selected to present at our 2021 event, the CEO will be required to attend our Presenting Company Orientation and Mentor Sessions held in August and September, just prior to the October event.
How to Apply
Apply for Venture Madness 2021
April 8 – June 3, 2021 (3:00pm AZ time)
2021 applications cannot be amended once you hit SUBMIT
You can save your in progress application and access it again to complete it at any time during the application window
NO APPLICATIONS will be accepted after the deadline… NO EXCEPTIONS
Completed applications will receive a confirmation email of their successful submission, which will also come from the Arizona Commerce Authority via email “firstname.lastname@example.org.” Please watch for that email, and if received, you do not need to do anything further.
If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam/junk folders first, and if still not, then contact Invest Southwest for support. If any additional information is required, an Invest Southwest representative will contact you.
Then simply hang tight for notification from Invest Southwest by phone call and/or email on the status of your application and if you have been selected to compete live at Venture Madness 2021.
Please note that all companies that apply will receive notification of their status regardless of their 2021 participation status.