Venture Madness 2024: Meet Our Winners!

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And that's a wrap on #VM24! Congratulations to our winners! Your contributions have truly made this event memorable. We can't wait to witness your continued success in the future.🎊🏆 🥇 Rovicare Rovicare introduces its cloud-based,…

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…

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…
6 Keys to Learning from Failure - Invest Southwest - Venture Madness

6 Keys to Learning from Failure in Your Startup

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Most startups fail. Much like the game of baseball, failure is part of the process. How you deal with failure will determine your success.
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Differentiate Your Startup in 10 Minutes by Addressing These 6 Areas in Your Presentation

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.

Venture Madness was the Launchpad for Pinnacle Transplant Technologies

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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.

Embracing the Startup Journey

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—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…
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5 Things Investors Are Interested In Knowing About Your Business

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—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…

I Asked, Dave Bittner Answered on Serving on the Board of Directors for Invest Southwest

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Invest Southwest Executive Director, Karen Katzorke, talks with Invest Southwest Board Treasurer, Dave Bittner. Dave played volleyball at Penn State University, so he brings that energy and teamwork to the floor to rally support for Invest…

The 3 Essential P’s of Your Startup Business Plan

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There are so many business plan templates to prompt the presentation of your map to success. Some are tailored to one industry or another. Others are boiler-plate MBA outlines. Still, at the center of every business plan are three key points—your…