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BY THE STATS

1992

Established

$1B

Raised by
Presenting Companies
and Growing!

40

Percent of presenting companies have received financing

9

Arizona’s rank for best state for starting a business (as of July 2018)

8,000

Arizona Tech Industry Companies Valley-wide (as of June 2018)

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Our Story

Invest Southwest is the connective tissue between investors and startups in the region. It serves the 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 startup and investor 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 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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