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 Madness competition will compete for a portion of that $50,000 prize this afternoon at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. First place will receive $30,000, second will get $10,000 and third and fourth place both will win $5,000.
The winner will be announced this evening.
Here is more on the final four companies:
Pinnacle Transplant Technologies (Phoenix | Biotech)
Pinnacle Transplant Technologies(PTT) is a multi-service tissue bank dedicated to ethical participation in the donate life process. U.S. food And Drug Administration (FDA) registered and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited, Pinnacle only works with federally chartered Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) and agencies accredited by AATB to help safeguard our employees, provide superior allografts for transplantation and assure reverence to our donor families.
Reply Buy (Scottsdale | Mobile)
We’re creating the “Constant Contact” of the mobile commerce industry. Just as “Constant Contact” disrupted the email marketing space by enabling businesses of all sizes to easily engage in email marketing; our new sales platform called ReplyBuy allows customers to rapidly launch and deploy customized sales campaigns across multiple channels. We simplify an otherwise complicated process by providing a single interface for businesses to manage mobile customers and generate mobile sales using Facebook, Twitter, radio, TV, email & print advertising.
Contatta (Scottsdale | Software)
Contatta’s collaborative email is email built for the way we work today. A complete reimagining of what email should be, with Contatta, shared contacts, tasks, files and collaboration tools are built right into your email–the center of where you spend your day. The result is you and every member of your team drastically reduce the amount of time spent in the inbox, so you can spend more time on the things that move your business forward.
Clear Demand (Scottsdale | Software)
Omni-channel retailing connects all channels (store, mobile, Internet) and leverages information across channels to create a consistent brand and shopping experience.
Venture Madness is a competition presented by Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority that started with 64 startups pitching their ideas against each other. There were two online rounds and then three in person pitches before the final round.
Read more about Venture Madness