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Startups to Watch 2024: 10 companies with big plans

Innovation is born out of challenging times, and 2023 was no exception. Last year, economic uncertainty continued to put pressure on venture capital deals and initial public offerings nationwide, prompting investors to refocus capital into…

Venture Madness Partnership Commitments Due TODAY!

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Are you ready to partner in the madness?! Venture Madness Partnership Commitments are due TODAY! A Venture Madness corporate partnership helps fuel brand awareness, drives marketing and PR exposure, builds goodwill, and facilitates meaningful…

Fuel Arizona’s Investor and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem as a Venture Madness Partner

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Want to join other local business leaders and key community champions? A Venture Madness partnership is the perfect way to maximize your visibility within the startup and investor ecosystem in Arizona and the Southwest. Join more than…

24 Hours Left to Submit Your Application to Present at #VM24

Less than 24 hours are left to submit your application to present at #VM24! Are you ready?? The Venture Madness Conference is Arizona's premier venture capital conference and pitch competition. Established in 1992, participating companies…

Why Venture Madness? VM24 Application Window Closing Soon!

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The application window is *almost* closed! If you want to accelerate your business growth, apply to present your company at #VM24! Need more reasons? We've got you covered!⤵️ 👉Gain exposure and awareness of your amazing tech startup. 👉Perfect…
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…
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Tips from the Experts: How to Craft a Compelling Elevator Pitch for Your Startup

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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…
Venture Madness 2020 at Tempe Center for the Arts

Invest Southwest Announces Venture Madness 2020 Competition Finalists

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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…

Invest Southwest Reveals 2019 Venture Madness Finalists

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Thirty four companies given the opportunity to present for a chance to earn cash prizes, access to investors, recognition and the coveted title of Venture Madness Champion PHOENIX (Jan. 24, 2019) – Invest Southwest in partnership with…
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Invest Southwest Announces Venture Madness 2019 Competition for the Valley’s Most Promising Companies

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Call for entries opens December 14, 2018 with $60,000 in cash prizes, and exclusive access to the Southwest’s most active institutional and angel investors PHOENIX (Nov. 19, 2018) – Invest Southwest today announces the call for applications…