Venture Madness



Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, pits the most promising startups against one another in a live pitch, head-to-head competition.


Programs & Services

Venture Madness is one of Arizona's largest investor events, drawing investors from numerous states to watch promising companies pitch for cash prizes. It typically takes place in March in Phoenix

Companies must apply to pitch in the competion through an online portal (this typically goes live the fall/winter prior to the competition).  Each company that passing the application process is then provided with a Mentor team that provides numerous rounds of feedback on their pitch presentation. 

Companies pitch in industry verticals, competiting for about $10,000. Most importantly, companies get exposure to an invaluable network of the Southwest’s most active investors who attend Venture Madness specifically to grow their investment portfolios with the next heroes!

Prerequisites or Exclusions

Companies must apply to pitch.

Getting Connected

Apply online when the application cycle begins.  If you are interested in attending the pitch compeition as a spectator, tickets can be purchased as well. 

Primary Contact

Karen Katzorke

Additional Information

(520) 47- START

PO Box 1214

Tucson, Arizona


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