in partnership with

Arizona Commerce Authority - Invest Southwest Premier Partner


Venture Madness Conference is Arizona’s longest-running capital conference and early-stage pitch event where we connect up-and-coming companies with the region’s most active investors.

Our latest incarnation will feature a powerful 2-day conference with networking, ‘Shark Tank’ style pitches, active investor feedback, audience participation, and an EXPO where participating companies get to feature and demo their innovations for attendees.

Get tickets to Venture Madness 2023 and get access to even more value than ever before, including training and networking, along with our upcoming fast-pitch events.

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Purchase your ticket to Venture Madness and gain exclusive access to year-round programs and events through our community.

By joining us in a thriving community, you help fuel and scale the investor and entrepreneurial ecosystem where companies have received more than $1B in funding since 1992.


  • Venture Madness Conference Ticket
  • Get Ready Seminar
  • Kickoff Reception
  • Mentorship
  • Annual Programs Access
  • Newsletter

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How it Works

The annual Venture Madness Conference brings together investors with the region’s most promising companies. Companies selected to present at the event are chosen by an expert selection panel, and pitch to an audience of nearly 300 attendees on stage at the live event.

Selected companies receive invaluable company exposure and mentorship from investors, business leaders, seasoned executives and other successful entrepreneurs. In addition, the conference provides a platform for networking between investors, presenting companies, Venture Madness partners and other attendees. During the event, companies pitch for a chance to win cash and build a network with accredited investors from across the country.

Please Note: If your company is selected to present, your CEO will be required to attend our Presenting Company Orientation and Mentor Sessions held in in the two months prior to the conference.

Presenting Company Category Samples
Subject to Change

Revenue Categories

  • $0 – $100K in Annual Revenue
  • $100K to $1 Million in Annual Revenue
  • $1 Million to $5 Million in Annual Revenue
  • $5 Million+ in Annual Revenue

Industry Categories

  • Software/SaaS – All software and software as a service companies.
  • Hardware Technologies – Non-medical hardware devices companies.
  • Medical (non-software) – Medical device companies.
  • Manufacturing – Manufacturing companies who make their own physical products.
  • EV and Battery – Electric Vehicle related companies and Battery tech companies.
  • Agriculture – Food and agriculture companies.
  • Other – If none of the above describes you, choose this category.


The primary focus of Venture Madness is the health and safety of our attendees and partners. We are excited to announce we will be moving forward with the event this year in Arizona. We are closely monitoring conditions, including following the recommendations from the CDC and the State of Arizona Governor’s office and health agencies. We will err on the side of caution and if we do need to reschedule, all attendees will be notified of the new date immediately.


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