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$50K on the line, Venture Madness now open for applications

November 24, 2014 |

As the University of Arizona and Arizona State University prepare for this weekend’s territorial match, startups across the southwest are gearing up for their own battle with $50,000 on the line.

Presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce … Read More

Mouthguards, Mining and Medical win at TiE AZ Fast Pitch Event

October 22, 2014 |

Two minutes, 15 companies, three winners. Last night 15 Arizona startups competed and pitched to a room full of investors and entrepreneurs at the TiE AZ Fast Pitch Event to win a slot in the upcoming Venture Madness competition, where startups have … Read More

Contatta completes $1.5M convertible round to take product to market

June 23, 2014 |

Contatta, the world’s first collaborative email, has completed a $1.5 million convertible round led by Kickstart Seed Fund II and Grayhawk Capital. In addition, all of Contatta’s current board members, including CEO and co-founder Pat Sullivan, and outside investors Desert … Read More

Pinnacle Transplant wins Venture Madness, $30K

March 7, 2014 |

Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, a Phoenix-based biotech company, and client company at the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI), was named the Venture Madness champion and took home the grand prize of $30K. The competition began with 64 startups and drilled down to one … Read More

Top 4 startups battle for $50K at Venture Madness

March 7, 2014 |

Eight startups pitched their ideas this morning at Venture Madness, only four will will move on to the final rounds this afternoon.

The advancing companies are Contatta, Pinnacle Transplant Tech, ReplyBuy and Clear Demand.

The final four in the Venture … Read More

Only 8 startups left in Venture Madness

March 6, 2014 |

After head-to-head live pitches Thursday morning, the eight companies that moved to the next round of Venture Madness, were announced Thursday afternoon at the Arizona Diamondbacks spring training game.

Venture Madness is a competition presented by Invest Southwest and the … Read More

Final 16 startups to battle it out at Venture Madness

February 25, 2014 |

Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, introduces the final 16 competing startups that will pitch live for a chunk of the $50,000 prize.

Additionally, Venture Madness announces today that Geoffrey Moore; a best-selling … Read More

32 startups advance to round 2 in Venture Madness

February 14, 2014 | 6

Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest, in partnership with Arizona Commerce Authority announced the next round of 32 startups, from the original 64, to advance to round two in the head-to-head competition.

Round two is critical as the public vote … Read More

64 startups to battle it out for $50K at Venture Madness

January 31, 2014 |

Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with Arizona Commerce Authority, announced it’s 64 startups from around the southwest who will compete head-to-head for a portion of the $50,000 prize.

How Venture Madness works: Think of it as the … Read More

Venture Madness doubles ca$h prize for startup battle

January 3, 2014 | 2

Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with Arizona Commerce Authority, is a competition where 64 startups from around the southwest will go head-to-head and compete for a cash prize. Because of all the excitement surrounding the event, the … Read More