• Venture Madness Finalists Have Collectively Raised Over $1 Billion in Funding

    Invest Southwest is the connecting force between the region’s most promising early-stage ventures and the region’s most active accredited investors.
    Hear from past winners and get the 2021 updates.

    Past Winner Stories
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    ARIZONA’S PREMIER CAPITAL CONFERENCE
    & EARLY STAGE PITCH COMPETITION

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    We’re hard at work reviewing them all & getting ready to announce this year’s
    Venture Madness Participants in August.
    In the meantime, grab your tickets early to reserve your spot.

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  • Get Engaged in Arizona’s Longest Running Pitch Event

    Together the best minds can make a difference. Learn more about getting looped into Arizona’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and one of the Southwest’s premier Capital Conferences and pitch competitions.

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  • Learn Why the Region’s Most Active Investors Stay Connected

    Since 1992 the region’s most active investors stay connected and actively participate Invest Southwest and our premier event, the Venture Madness Capital Conference, where the region’s most promising early stage firms get to shine.

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BY THE STATS

1992

Established

$1B+

Raised by
Presenting Companies
and Growing!

40

Percent of all past presenting companies have raised capital

4th

AZ GDP Growth Rate in the U.S. (2018)

PARTNER BENEFITS

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Our Story

Invest Southwest connects investors with the regions most promising ventures. It serves the investor and entrepreneurial ecosystem through three pillars:

  • Events and programs to connect investors with emerging growth companies.
  • Networking opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs.
  • Marketing and public relations opportunities to elevate investor and emerging growth brands throughout the year.

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OUR SIGNATURE EVENT

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 the most promising early-stage firms against one another in a live, pitch-style event, and attracts the region’s most active accredited investors looking to grow their investment portfolios.

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Investor Benefits

Learn more about the benefits of staying connected to one of Arizona’s premier early-stage entrepreneurial organizations.