Venture Madness

Venture Madness by Invest Southwest, brings together investors with the region's most promising ventures. Established in 1992, Venture Madness is a non-profit organization that hosts a series of programs and events.

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Karen Katzorke

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Event Details


The Venture Madness Conference by Invest Southwest,in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, is scheduled for April 3-4, 2024 at The Clayton House in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Venture Madness Conference is Arizona's longest-standing venture capital and pitch conference where the region's most promising ventures live-pitch their way to accredited investors at this live event. Companies selected to present from each track receive prize money.

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Cancellations after Wednesday, March 6, 2024 will be charged a $50 registration cancellation fee.


Where can I get an overnight room?

Marriott Old Town Scottsdale

W Scottsdale

Hotel Valley Ho

The Scott Resort

What is the best parking option?

Free parking is available at the Civic Center Library Public Parking Garage located at 3737 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

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Need a ride?

Courtesy of Venture Madness by Invest Southwest, HUM is offering attendees $5 off two rides. Download the HUM Rideshare app in the App Store/Google Play and see the "Offers Tab" for your Venture Madness promo.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellations after Wednesday, March 6, 2024 will be charged a $50 registration cancellation fee.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is business attire and/or business casual.

Where can I view the schedule of events and connect with other attendees?

Click on the "Agenda" tab to view the schedule of events.

Connect with other conference attendees and get the latest updates by downloading the "My Glue Up" app.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions? Email

Venture Madness would like to thank its annual partners!

To see a full list of our partners, click here.


  • April 3, 2024

  • April 4, 2024

April 3, 2024

Venture Madness Conference (General Session)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception + Expo
Check in is located outside of The Rafters.
This event is a networking event and expo to connect with conference attendees and exhibitors. Guests will hear a few remarks from Venture Madness Chair, Sydnie Keddington.
Sydnie Keddington (Senior Associate at Kickstart Fund)
Sandra Watson (CEO of Arizona Commerce Authority)

Exhibitor Track

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Set Up
Exhibitor set-up for paid exhibitors only (includes presenting companies, featured exhibitors and gold & diamond partners.).
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Expo Tables Open
Exhibitor Tables Open during general session expo


Salman Ahmed (Mosaic)

Salman Ahmed


Alex Bertha (Principal at Signal Peak Ventures)

Alex Bertha

Principal at Signal Peak Ventures

Lieb Bolel (Grayhawk Capital)

Lieb Bolel

Grayhawk Capital

Benjamin Brockwell (Partner at AZ Venture Development Corporation)

Benjamin Brockwell

Partner at AZ Venture Development Corporation

Dan Burns (Managing Partner at Monsoon Venture Fund)

Dan Burns

Managing Partner at Monsoon Venture Fund

Zane Busteed (Director of Mercato Parners)

Zane Busteed

Director of Mercato Parners

Les Craig (General Partner at Next Frontier Capital)

Les Craig

General Partner at Next Frontier Capital

Bob DeLean (Executive Directors of Arizona Tech Investors (ATI))

Bob DeLean

Executive Directors of Arizona Tech Investors (ATI)

Susannah (Suz) Duke (Pelion Venture Partners)

Susannah (Suz) Duke

Pelion Venture Partners

Jack Florio (Jack Florio, Founder and Managing Director of Life Science Investment Banking and Strategic Advisory)

Jack Florio

Jack Florio, Founder and Managing Director of Life Science Investment Banking and Strategic Advisory

Liv Gheciu (Partner at Frazier Group)

Liv Gheciu

Partner at Frazier Group

Janelle Gollard (Partner at Pangea Ventures)

Janelle Gollard

Partner at Pangea Ventures

Clay Gordon (Stout Street Capital)

Clay Gordon

Stout Street Capital

Louise Hardman (Director, InvestU of ASU Enterprise Partners)

Louise Hardman

Director, InvestU of ASU Enterprise Partners

Alex Houghlin (Access Venture Partners)

Alex Houghlin

Access Venture Partners

Cindy Jordan (CEO & Founder of Pyx Health)

Cindy Jordan

CEO & Founder of Pyx Health

Sydnie Keddington (Senior Associate at Kickstart Fund)

Sydnie Keddington

Senior Associate at Kickstart Fund

Jeff Kerr (Partner at PHX Ventures)

Jeff Kerr

Partner at PHX Ventures

Bret Larsen (CEO of Chief)

Bret Larsen

CEO of Chief

Paula Lengerke Diaz (Desert Angels)

Paula Lengerke Diaz

Desert Angels

Mark Moeremans (The Journey Venture Studio)

Mark Moeremans

The Journey Venture Studio

Kieran O'Brien (CEO & Founder of Shopgenie)

Kieran O'Brien

CEO & Founder of Shopgenie

Phillip Pipkins (Auteur)

Phillip Pipkins


Tanner Potter (Kickstart Fund)

Tanner Potter

Kickstart Fund

Ashok Santhanam (Venture Partner at AZ-VC)

Ashok Santhanam

Venture Partner at AZ-VC

Gregg Scoresby (Phoenix Ventures)

Gregg Scoresby

Phoenix Ventures

Hamid Shojaee (Savvy Trader)

Hamid Shojaee

Savvy Trader

Diana Vowels (Venture Madness Board Member)

Diana Vowels

Venture Madness Board Member

Sandra Watson (CEO of Arizona Commerce Authority)

Sandra Watson

CEO of Arizona Commerce Authority

Chris Yoo (GP at xcellerant ventures)

Chris Yoo

GP at xcellerant ventures

Jami Youmans (HealthEco)

Jami Youmans


Sponsors and Partners


Presenting Company Exhibitors

Beyond Silicon

Bold Street




MealManage LLC

Microvascular Technologies,Inc.

Paramium Technologies




Quibble RM


Rovicare Inc.


Turn Medical

Startup Exhibitors

Ink'd Greetings


Resiliant Software Security

Featured Exhibitor

Homer Farms

Diamond Partner

AZ Commerce Authority

Gold Partner

White Point Digital

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The Clayton House
3719 N 75th St #110
Scottsdale, Arizona

Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please email karen.katzorke@venturemadness.comYou can also reach us at 4807885038

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