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Invest Southwest Announces New Investment Opportunities for Venture Madness Competitors

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, […]

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Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness Startup Competition Call for Entries Opens Nov. 1, 2016

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.

Invest Southwest Appoints Timothy Kelley of Grand Canyon University and Chase Norlin of Transmosis to 2017 Board of Directors

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.

New Dates! New Location! New Speakers! Get Ready for Venture Madness 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 […]

Invest Southwest Announces Gary Vaynerchuk as Keynote Speaker for Venture Madness

Gary Vaynerchuk will usher in closing keynote at three day live-pitch startup event WHAT: Invest Southwest has secured Gary Vaynerchuk to be the keynote speaker on the final day of Venture Madness 2016. WHEN: March 4, 2016 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. WHERE: Talking Stick Resort 9800 E. Talking Stick Way Scottsdale, AZ 85256 Showroom, […]

Invest Southwest Names Top 16 Finalists for the 2016 Venture Madness Competition

Finalists will advance to a three-day live event in March, 2016 PHOENIX (February 1, 2016) – Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has selected the top 16 companies that will advance to the final elimination round of the 2016 Venture Madness competition. The competition launched in January, giving 64 early stage companies […]

Top 32 Companies Advance to Round 2 of 2016 Venture Madness Competition

Final elimination round will determine top 16 finalists by February 1, 2016 PHOENIX (January 20, 2016) – Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority have selected the top 32 startups who are advancing to round two of the 2016 Venture Madness competition. Voting for the online ‘bracketology’ competition is now open to the […]

Top 64 Startups Make First Round Cut for Invest Southwest’s 2016 Venture Madness Competition

Field Narrows to Top 32 by January 20, then Top 16 by Early February PHOENIX (January 7, 2016) – Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority have chosen the top 64 startups for the 2016 Venture Madness competition. Starting tomorrow, January 8, online ‘bracketology’ voting will open to the public where votes will be cast […]

Last Chance to Submit Entries for Invest Southwest’s 2016 Venture Madness Competition

Submissions will be accepted until December 17, 1015 PHOENIX (December 10, 2015) – Entrepreneurs looking to submit for the 2016 Venture Madness competition will have until 3:00pm MST on December 17, 2015 to enter their company for a chance at the $100,000 shared prize. In partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, Invest Southwest will select […]

Invest Southwest Names Avnet, Inc. as Visionary Sponsor for 2016 Venture Madness Competition

Technology Distributor Avnet Supports Bracket-Style Startup Competition Phoenix, Arizona (November 24, 2015) – Invest Southwest today announced Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, as a visionary sponsor for the 2016 Venture Madness Competition. This is Avnet’s first year as a sponsor for the bracket-style startup competition. For the Venture Madness Competition, […]