Venture Madness brings together investors and some of Arizona’s stand out startups for two days of networking and pitching. Earlier this year, Invest Southwest announced 25 finalists — five companies in five categories — to prepare presentations. Most of the finalists are based in Arizona, but there were a few companies from outside the state.
Three companies ended up withdrawing from the competition, so 22 startups spent Thursday pitching, hoping to impress investors and win their category. Each winner will receive a cash prize.
The five categories were Consumer, Medical, SaaS, Tech and Growth. One company will also be awarded the “People’s Choice.” Winners were announced Thursday evening.
The winners are as follows:
Winner: Home Key, a product to help homeowners easily manage their homes
Winner: SaiOX, a breathing device to help treat COPD and significantly reduce overall treatment cost
Winner: Better Agency, a CRM system for independent insurance agencies
Winner: OZZI, a mobile app that sends real time alerts to military and government personnel about potential threats in their surrounding area
Winner: Aesthetics Biomedical, a microneedling device sold to physicians who then sell skincare treatments to patients
People’s Choice winner: Rubitection
Congrats to all the winners!