PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2012) - Invest Southwest, the premier capital conference in Arizona and the Southwest, announces today that two international business heavyweights will give keynote presentations at this year's event. Bob Parsons, Go Daddy founder and executive chairman, and Jerry Colangelo, founder and former lead owner and CEO of the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, current USA Olympic basketball chair and principal of JDM Partners, have been set as event opening and luncheon keynote speakers. This year's conference, now in its 20th year, will take place at the Scottsdale Princess on November 28-30, 2012. These two business titans and Arizona success stories will share their philosophies, acumen and experiences in starting, growing and investing in business.
"Having these gentleman speak at this year's conference is a huge win. It's a testament to the quality of the conference and attendees will no doubt walk away with new insights," said Jonathan Coury, 2012 chairman of Invest Southwest and Partner at Hool Law Group.
Parsons, who recently sold Go Daddy Group for $2.5 billion, has themed his business growth and investment speech, "Luck & Perspective." Colangelo, who holds the record for the biggest sale price ever for an NBA team ($401 million), will focus his remarks with the theme "It's About Who, What and Integrity."
13 companies will present their ideas to investors at this year's event. These companies were carefully chosen from a pool of hundreds of applicants, then went through weeks of mentoring with Invest Southwest mentorship teams. Their presentations next week will be the culmination of their hard work and puts them in the spotlight to receive investment capital.
Now in its 20th year, the Invest Southwest Capital Conference has become the premier annual event for emerging companies and investors from all over the southwest to come together. To register, visit www.investsouthwest.org.
About Invest Southwest Capital Conference
Invest Southwest has been successfully connecting entrepreneurs and investors in the southwest since 1992. Presenting companies have raised over a quarter billion dollars at the conference, and presenters from past conferences have included regional success stories Ventana Medical, Netpro, Vivid Semiconductor, and AutoXray. Companies selected for the fall conference typically seek between $500,000 and $10 Million in Capital from investors who attend from Arizona and across the U.S. For more information about Invest Southwest, visit www.investsouthwest.org and www.twitter.com/investsw.