What is one thing you look for in promising early-stage companies? To help educate founders about the fundraising process, we asked investors about what they look for in early-stage startups. From adding relevant content to using free tools to recreate appealing visuals, here are several tips that help your content appear in Google Spaces. Below […]
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 Madness 2020. Now in its 28th year, each finalist will compete as one of 27 entrants in a […]
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 the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announces the final list of companies selected to present at the 2019 Venture Madness […]
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 for the 2019 Venture Madness Conference will begin December 14, 2018 and run through January 10, 2019. Companies […]
Next Round of Elimination Brings the Count to 32 by Jan 25, then Top 16 by Feb 3 $5k People’s Choice Award Voting Opens Today PHOENIX (January 17, 2017) – Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority have chosen the top 64 startups for the 2017 Venture Madness competition. Online voting for the $5,000 People’s […]
Most startups fail. Much like the game of baseball, failure is part of the process. How you deal with failure will determine your success.
Get ready for Venture Madness! Dave Bittner, CEO at Beanstalk CFO Group, gives startups advice for preparing a compelling pitch. After your Elevator Pitch, your presentation moves to critical detail.
Founding Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, we had a much broader vision than we did as partners in a previous venture. A leap of faith had to be taken by leaving behind a company that we had worked hard to establish, and a lifestyle to which we had become accustomed.
—Brandon Clarke of StartupAZ Foundation and CRADL I did stand-up comedy for eighteen years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four were spent in wild success. ~ Steve Martin, Born Standing Up Where are you in your journey? I started my first company with no preconceived notion of being an […]
—by Chuck McLane at CBIZ MHM, LLC As you grow your business, new opportunities and risks may emerge. You need to be aware of key areas that any investor will want to examine before they put money into your organization. An experienced business advisor can help you maximize your benefits and minimize the liabilities. They can […]