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About Karen Katzorke
Karen Katzorke has served as Executive Director of the Invest Southwest since the spring of 2011. Prior to serving as Executive Director, she worked for the ASU Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development for more than six years as Program Specialist and was responsible for the planning and execution of programs and events. Ms. Katzorke previously worked as Program Manager of Entrepreneurial Services at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, where she coordinated entrepreneurial programs and provided organization and promotion for the Arizona Venture Capital Conference. She is experienced with early to mid-stage life science and technology entrepreneurs, assisting companies with access to capital and other expansion and growth needs. Ms. Katzorke has more than 10 years of economic development experience, which includes the Greater Phoenix Chamber and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
Entries by Karen Katzorke
Twenty-seven companies will present for a chance to win one of four $15,000 prizes and showcase solutions to the region’s most active investors PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 10, 2020) – Invest Southwest today announces the finalists for Venture Madness 2020. Now in its 28th year, each finalist will compete as one of 27 entrants in a […]
Call for entries opens December 14, 2018 with $60,000 in cash prizes, and exclusive access to the Southwest’s most active institutional and angel investors PHOENIX (Nov. 19, 2018) – Invest Southwest today announces the call for applications for the 2019 Venture Madness Conference will begin December 14, 2018 and run through January 10, 2019. Companies […]
Ready to Join the Madness? Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, pits the most promising startups against one another in a live pitch, head-to-head competition. Our 2019 event will be a 1-day, fast-paced pitch contest held at Events on Jackson. There, early stage companies will get invaluable exposure to […]
By Hayley Ringle – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal Jan 30, 2018, 7:49pm MST Updated 11 hours ago // Fullbay, a Phoenix-based heavy-duty shop-management software, is the winner of the fifth Venture Madness startup competition. Fullbay beat 26 other startups that pitched throughout the day Tuesday at the Phoenix Galvanize campus. Venture Madness, presented by Invest […]
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The Venture Madness Conference, presented by Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, is scheduled for January 29-30, 2018, at Galvanize in Phoenix, Arizona. It is here where companies in 4 industry categories (SaaS Launch, SaaS Scale, Deep Tech & Hard Tech) will live-pitch their way through the conference. In addition, the Top 4 companies in […]
Most startups fail. Much like the game of baseball, failure is part of the process. How you deal with failure will determine your success.