Five Ways Small Businesses Can Save Time, Money and Energy

As a small- or medium-sized business owner, powering your business probably falls to the bottom of your to-do list – until the power bill arrives or the power goes out. We get it. Between increasing revenue, building customer loyalty and retaining employees, you have enough to think about. When you hit the light switch, you […]

Don’t Miss Out on Venture Madness Expo: Registration Deadline Pushed to March 31st!

Missed out on purchasing your Expo table at Venture Madness 2023? We got you covered! Due to popular demand, startups and emerging growth companies can now purchase Expo tables through the end of the day Friday, March 31st. Don’t miss your chance to join us for an exciting day of innovation and networking!  


Venture Madness Conference is just around the corner, and we are excited to highlight the 17 presenting companies that will be live-pitching to an audience of accredited investors. These companies are competing for a chance to win cash prizes and investor exposure. In addition to the live pitches, attendees will hear from fantastic speakers and […]

Venture Madness Selects 17 Companies as Finalists for their Annual Competition

Finalists will present at the 2023 Venture Madness Conference to earn prizes and secure funding from accredited investors for their early-stage companies. Venture Madness by Invest Southwest has selected 17 finalists for the 2023 Venture Madness Competition. Finalists were selected by judges from a pool of 88 applicants based on market need, industry attractiveness, competitive advantage, […]

Let’s Take It Back: Venture Madness 2022 Highlight Reel

Want to see the madness? Check out the highlights from the #VM22 event!

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Calling all investors!📢 Your opportunity to see the hottest new startups and network with other accredited investors has arrived!

When you purchase your ticket to Venture Madness, it now includes exclusive access to year-round programs and events.

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One Ticket. Complete Access. Total Madness!

Purchase your ticket to Venture Madness and gain exclusive access to year-round programs and events through our community!

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Why You Should Add Networking to Your New Year’s Resolution

Are you joining the millions of others in setting a New Year’s Resolution? Consider adding networking to your plan!

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Submitted Your Application. Now What?

Evaluation criteria is based on uniqueness, competitive differentiation, market traction, potential market opportunity, business model, team strength, and presentation quality.

Venture Madness – VM23 Application Window *Almost* Closed

If you want to accelerate your business growth, apply to present your company at #VM23!