7 Things Investors Look for in Early Stage Startups

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 […]

30 Years at Venture Madness, by Invest Southwest & Arizona Commerce Authority

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 […]

2022 Venture Madness Finalists

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 […]

Venture Madness 2021 Finalists

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 […]

Venture Madness 2021

Venture Madness Conference 2021

Save the Dates for Venture Madness 2021 More details, event registration coming in August, 2021 Venture Madness 2021 When: Oct 6+7 Where: Phoenix Biomedical Campus Who: Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority How: visit our event page for more details Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

Venture Madness 2021
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 […]

Venture Madness 2019 at Events on Jackson

Venture Madness Conference 2019

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 […]

Fullbay Wins Venture Madness 2018

Fullbay Wins Venture Madness 2018

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 […]

Invest Southwest - Grayhawk Capital Guest Blog - 7 Tips for New VCs - Brian Smith

7 Insider Tips for New Venture Capital Investors & Why Investing is a Lot Like Pro Surfing

Q & A with Venture Capital Veteran, Brian Smith, Managing Director at Grayhawk Capital