7 Things Investors Look for in Early Stage Startups

7 Things Investors Look For In Early-Stage Startups

What is one thing you look for in promising early-stage companies? To help educate founders about the fundraising process, we asked investors about what they look for in early-stage startups. From adding relevant content to using free tools to recreate appealing visuals, here are several tips that help your content appear in Google Spaces. Below […]

30 Years at Venture Madness, by Invest Southwest & Arizona Commerce Authority

Stories from 30 Years of Venture Madness

What is the first year you attended Venture Madness, and what’s your story? Invest Southwest celebrates its 30th year of bringing together accredited investors with the region’s most promising early-stage companies with the 2022 Venture Madness Conference. To help celebrate this milestone anniversary, we asked attendees and former presenters for their best Venture Madness stories. […]

Tips from the Experts: How to Craft a Compelling Elevator Pitch for Your Startup

GUEST POST by Brett Farmiloe, CEO, Terkel To help educate entrepreneurs about the pitching process, we asked business mentors, investors, and fellow founders for their best pitch tips. From being authentic to capturing hearts and minds through storytelling, there are several insights that may help you prepare for a pitch competition or networking event. Below […]

2022 Venture Madness Finalists

Invest Southwest Celebrates 30th Year and Announces 16 Presenting Company Finalists for the 2022 Venture Madness Capital Conference

Event to host new expo where additional finalists and other early-stage firms will showcase their products and services to accredited investors from across the country PHOENIX (Jan. 6, 2022) — Invest Southwest today announces the Presenting Company finalists for the 2022 Venture Madness Conference, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Invest Southwest celebrates its […]

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 […]

Venture Madness 2021

Venture Madness Conference 2021

Save the Dates for Venture Madness 2021 More details, event registration coming in August, 2021 Venture Madness 2021 When: Oct 6+7 Where: Phoenix Biomedical Campus Who: Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority How: visit our event page for more details Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

Venture Madness 2021
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 […]