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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 […]

Venture Madness 2020 at Tempe Center for the Arts

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 […]

Venture Madness 2019 - Invest Southwest

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 Venture Madness Alumni Sponsor Reception Nov 2018

Venture Madness Alumni & Sponsor Networking Reception

Join us for this fun and engaging networking event hosted at Galvanize Phoenix, featuring Silicon Valley Bank, Arizona Commerce Authority and our amazing Angel Investors, Venture Capital Investors, Corporate Event Sponsors and past Venture Madness participants.

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 […]

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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, […]

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