THIS IS Venture Madness

64 Companies. 4 Weeks. 1 Epic event.

Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, is an innovative competition that pits 64 of the region’s most promising startups against each other in an exciting bracket-style, head-to-head competition judged by a panel of experienced investors, entrepreneurs and startup experts.

Venture Madness culminates at an event in March, where 16 finalists live-pitch through the brackets to win a share of cash prizes. One company will be crowned champion ― but every company and individual who participates is a winner.

“The cash prize isn’t as significant as the exposure,” says Venture Madness 2014 Champion Gabriel Hyams of Pinnacle Transplant Technologies.

The 2014 Venture Madness conference took place at Talking Stick Resort, where keynote speaker Geoffrey Moore, author of “Crossing the Chasm,” kicked off the event and attendees networked during a Spring Training game at Salt River Fields. Click here to download Moore’s PowerPoint presentation.

Get on the mailing list to receive updates about next year’s competition and find out about networking and educational events that take place throughout the year.

Meet The Champion

Pinnacle Transplant Technologies knocked out 63 other startups to become Venture Madness 2014 Champion.

Meet Champion

Attend The Event

Attend the March 2015 Venture Madness event in Scottsdale, Ariz., and watch finalists live-pitch their ways to victory.

Attend Event

Learn More

FAQs explain how Venture Madness works and how startups and investors can get involved.

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