Presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, pits 24 of the region’s most promising startups against each other in live on-stage rounds of head-to-head matches. The fourth annual signature event starts at, where finalists are chosen to compete through the online rounds. After two online elimination rounds, semi-finalists will advance to the live-demo portion of the contest where they’ll compete live on stage for a share of a cash prize by pitching to an expert panel of investor judges who determine which company will be crowned the 2018 Venture Madness Champion.