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 firms 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 […]
Twenty-seven companies will present for a chance to be crowned Venture Madness Champion PHOENIX (January 4, 2018) – Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announced the final list of companies scheduled to present at the 2018 Venture Madness Conference. Formatting for the annual conference has changed for this year resulting in a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Next Round of Elimination Brings the Count to 32 by Jan 25, then Top 16 by Feb 3 $5k People’s Choice Award Voting Opens Today PHOENIX (January 17, 2017) – Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority have chosen the top 64 startups for the 2017 Venture Madness competition. Online voting for the $5,000 People’s […]
PHOENIX (December 21, 2016) – Invest Southwest announces today that MRTNZ Ventures, Grayhawk Investments, the Arizona Founders Fund and Tallwave Capital have committed to creating an unprecedented pool of $300,000 in potential investment dollars that will be available to one or more of the 2017 Venture Madness Top 16 finalist companies. “For nearly 25 years, […]
Calling regional investors and early-stage firms, the Venture Madness startup competition call for applications opens November 1, 2016 and runs through January 5, 2017. Get ready to compete for your share of the $100,000 cash prize at the March 8 – 10, 2017 event.
Kelley and Norlin join the Invest Southwest Board of Directors and Executive Committee members who will guide the organization’s strategic direction and mission for 2017.
Save the NEW dates & NEW location for Venture Madness 2017! Wow, 2016 was amazing! Thank you to everyone who applied, participated, attended and helped create our March 2016 Venture Madness Conference! Our 2017 event is poised to be better than ever! What’s new, you ask? A lot! Our dates have moved a week later than past […]