Hosted by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, Venture Madness pits promising startups against one another in a bracket-style, head-to-head competition. Companies compete in live pitches to a panel of accredited investors. Finalist companies receive cash prizes, one-on-one time with the Southwest’s most active angel and VC investors, and mentorship from serial entrepreneurs.
Join the ACA for the next session in our Entrepreneurial Finance Series with a webinar on “Structuring Your Cap Table.” A panel of investors and financial experts will discuss how to grow a venture while maintaining a clear and organized view of equity and ownership.
Tech investing is a different ballgame with unique value propositions, time horizons and founder expectations. Hear about the best way to invest in ventures, featuring Rob Neivert, a partner at the most active venture capital firm in the world, 500 Startups. Learn what it takes to not only access, but identify valuable, early-stage startups with insightful tips on what to look for when evaluating tech companies.
Join us April 15th for a day-long digital entrepreneurial experience including Southern Arizona’s largest pitch competition, inspirational community Resiliency Awards, and powerful thought-leaders. This free conference focuses on the critical industries of our region and how entrepreneurs, small businesses, and creatives are shaping the future of our resilient community.
Andy Lombard, Executive Vice President of Innovation & Venture Development at the Arizona Commerce Authority, will give the welcome for the Main Street hour at 10 a.m. The discussion will focus on the mutual benefits of small businesses and startup communities. Lombard will talk about the opportunities and challenges the Arizona economy faces in recovery and resilience and how the ACA is working to support a vibrant main street and innovation ecosystem.
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