Invest Southwest Announces Gary Vaynerchuk as Keynote Speaker for Venture Madness


Gary Vaynerchuk will usher in closing keynote at three day live-pitch startup event

WHAT: Invest Southwest has secured Gary Vaynerchuk to be the keynote speaker on the final day of Venture Madness 2016.
WHEN: March 4, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Talking Stick Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Showroom, Main Casino Level
WHO: NY Times Best Selling Author, Gary Vaynerchuk is the definition of an entrepreneur. Straight out of college he grew his family wine business from $3M to $60M in only five years. Gary has a massive following for his knowledge of social media, marketing, entrepreneurship, and self-awareness. He is also releasing a new book about all of the above topics and more! Gary has been featured in large publications like The New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, and Fast Company for his success in business as well as VaynerRSE, his $25M investment firm.
PRICE: $299 per ticket
Limited Investor / VC Discount Passes Available
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Invest Southwest has chosen Vaynerchuk as the speaker for the last day to bring a valuable close to Venture Madness. He will be speaking on leadership, entrepreneurship and self-awareness along with many other topics from his new book.

About Invest Southwest

Invest Southwest is the premier organization for connecting investors with the best and brightest ventures in the region. In addition to providing valuable information on topics important to the investment community, Invest Southwest offers year-round opportunities for investors to connect with emerging growth companies. Its signature event, Venture Madness, is a unique competition presented in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Venture Madness pits 64 thoroughly evaluated emerging companies against one another in a bracket-style, head-to-head competition to crown the champion of champions. Visit for more information.