Applications Now Open for Venture Madness 2016

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The Venture Madness Conference, presented by Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, is scheduled for March 2-4, 2016, at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is here where 16 finalists will live-pitch their way through the brackets to win a share of $100,000 in cash prizes. Only one company will be crowned the 2016 Venture Madness Champion. For more information visit or
Call for applications for Venture Madness 2016 is now open.
Accepting applications from Oct 1, 2015 until 3pm MST on December 17, 2015.



Venture Madness is presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority and pits 64 of the most promising startups against one another in a bracket-style, head-to-head competition.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Registration is free and open to early-stage firms demonstrating proven market traction. Click here to apply now.

The competition takes place in early March. Applications close at 3PM MST on December 17, 2015.


  • Established 1992
  • Over $300 million raised.
  • Approximately 40% of presenting companies have received financing.
  • Arizona ranks No.8 as the best state for starting a business.-Entrpreneur
  • The Phoenix area ranks No.13 for high-tech startups.-Kauffman
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