Entries by Invest Southwest

7 Things Investors Look For In Early-Stage Startups

What is one thing you look for in promising early-stage companies? To help educate founders about the fundraising process, we asked investors about what they look for in early-stage startups. From adding relevant content to using free tools to recreate appealing visuals, here are several tips that help your content appear in Google Spaces. Below […]

Stories from 30 Years of Venture Madness

What is the first year you attended Venture Madness, and what’s your story? Invest Southwest celebrates its 30th year of bringing together accredited investors with the region’s most promising early-stage companies with the 2022 Venture Madness Conference. To help celebrate this milestone anniversary, we asked attendees and former presenters for their best Venture Madness stories. […]

Tips from the Experts: How to Craft a Compelling Elevator Pitch for Your Startup

GUEST POST by Brett Farmiloe, CEO, Terkel To help educate entrepreneurs about the pitching process, we asked business mentors, investors, and fellow founders for their best pitch tips. From being authentic to capturing hearts and minds through storytelling, there are several insights that may help you prepare for a pitch competition or networking event. Below […]

Invest Southwest Celebrates 30th Year and Announces 16 Presenting Company Finalists for the 2022 Venture Madness Capital Conference

Event to host new expo where additional finalists and other early-stage firms will showcase their products and services to accredited investors from across the country PHOENIX (Jan. 6, 2022) — Invest Southwest today announces the Presenting Company finalists for the 2022 Venture Madness Conference, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Invest Southwest celebrates its […]

Invest Southwest Announces 25 Presenting Company Finalists for 2021 Venture Madness Capital Conference & Pitch Competition

Conference Joins AZ Bioscience Week & UNMET Arizona to Create Power-Week for Investors and Entrepreneurs at Phoenix Biomedical Campus PHOENIX (Aug. 5, 2021) — Invest Southwest today announces the Presenting Company finalists selected for the 2021 Venture Madness competition, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority.  Venture Madness is Arizona’s longest-running venture capital conference and […]

Invest Southwest Announces 2021 Venture Madness Event, Opens Competition to Companies Nationwide

Startup and emerging growth companies can apply to compete by June 3, 2021 PHOENIX (May 26, 2021) — Invest Southwest today announces the call for entries for 2021 Venture Madness, Arizona’s longest running venture capital conference and pitch competition. Early stage and emerging growth companies will compete for cash prizes and get exclusive access to […]

Invest Southwest Reveals 2019 Venture Madness Finalists

Thirty four companies given the opportunity to present for a chance to earn cash prizes, access to investors, recognition and the coveted title of Venture Madness Champion PHOENIX (Jan. 24, 2019) – Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announces the final list of companies selected to present at the 2019 Venture Madness […]

Invest Southwest Names Top 16 Finalists for the 2017 Venture Madness Competition

Top 16 will advance to a three-day live event on March 8-10, 2017 PHOENIX (February 3, 2017) – Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has selected the top 16 companies that will advance to the live-demo portion of the 2017 Venture Madness competition. The competition launched in January, giving 64 early-stage companies […]

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 […]