Venture Madness Selects 16 Presenting Companies for their Annual Capital Conference & Pitch Competition

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Finalists will present at the 2024 Venture Madness Conference to secure funding from accredited investors and earn prizes for their early-stage companies. Feb. 1, 2024 - PHOENIX - Venture Madness by Invest Southwest has selected 16 finalists…

Thank You, 2023 Venture Madness Partners!

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A huge thanks to our 2023 Venture Madness Partners! These community leaders are a critical component in connecting the investor and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Take a minute to check out these amazing partners 👉! Want…
Invest Southwest Venture Madness Alumni Sponsor Reception Nov 2018

Venture Madness Alumni & Sponsor Networking Reception

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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.

New Dates! New Location! New Speakers! Get Ready for Venture Madness 2017!

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Save the NEW dates & NEW location for Venture Madness 2017! Wow, 2016 was amazing! Thank you to everyone who applied, participated, attended and helped create our March 2016 Venture Madness Conference! Our 2017 event is poised to be…

A View from the Boardroom: Q&A with Tom Curzon on Serving on the Board of Directors for Invest Southwest.

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On behalf of Invest Southwest, thank you, Tom Curzon, for your leadership and service on the Board of Directors from 2007-2016. Tom's contributions have fostered the entire Arizona startup ecosystem. Tom is a martial arts master, so…

Q&A: Choosing Between Convertible Notes and Priced Equity with Michael Hool

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A convertible note is a short-term debt that can be converted into equity (typically preferred shares) of a company. It has advantages and disadvantages for both investors and the issuing company. Michael Hool, of Hool Coury Law Group, focuses…