Venture Madness is an innovative startup competition presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. The event pits 64 of the region’s most promising ventures against one other in an exciting bracket-style, head-to-head competition. 32 companies come from open competition - 32 come from the ACA's Arizona Innovation Challenge.
64 Venture Madness companies will compete in two single-elimination rounds. In addition to a panel of judges, public votes via online and social sharing will determine a winner in each match-up... leaving 16 left standing.
Live, do-or-die pitches from the select 16 culminate in a competition where companies will pitch their way through the bracket before a panel of judges and the public who will determine the best of the best!