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 […]

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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 […]

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Invest Southwest Announces Venture Madness 2020 Competition Finalists

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 […]

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 […]

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Invest Southwest Announces Venture Madness 2019 Competition for the Valley’s Most Promising Companies

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 […]

Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness Announces 2018 Finalists and Conference Speakers

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 […]

Venture Madness 2017

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 […]

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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 […]

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Top 64 Startups Make the First Round of Cuts for Invest Southwest’s 2017 Venture Madness Competition

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 […]

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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, […]