Venture Madness 2017 Application Process & Schedule

Ready to Join the Madness & Apply for Venture Madness 2017?  

Great! You’ve come to the right place. Below are all the details you need including the application package download (so you can review the online application form requirements), along with the rules, terms, dates, deadlines, and a link to the online application form.

Submit your application between November 1, 2016 and 3:00 p.m. MST on January 5, 2017 to join the madness.

Cost to Apply for Venture Madness 2017

Applying to compete in Venture Madness is completely free. It only requires your time to complete the online application and 90-second pitch video.

Requirements for the 90-Second Pitch Video

The design and production style of your 90-second pitch video is entirely at your discretion, however, it should include your product or service, how it’s unique, the market opportunity and how the business will be monetized. Please note that videos longer than 90 seconds will be rejected, you’ll be notified and then given an opportunity to resubmit a revised video that meets the 90-second criteria.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, you can review some past applicant videos on the Invest Southwest YouTube channel.

Schedule of Events, Dates & Important Deadlines

  • Nov 1, 2016 through 3PM MST on Jan 5, 2017 > VMC Application Window
  • Jan 17 > Top 64 Announced
  • Jan 17 > Online Bracketology Voting Opens (1 week of online voting to determine the 2017 People’s Choice winner!)
  • Jan 25 > Top 32 Announced
  • Feb 3 > Top 16 Announced
  • Feb 10 > Top 16 Reception & Event Orientation
  • NEW DATES > Mar 8 – 10  Venture Madness Conference