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New OC Startup Job Listing: TrakPoint Solutions CEO Opportunity

Check out this new Chief Executive Officer job opportunity from TrakPoint Solutions: TrakPoint Solutions is looking for a Chief Executive Officer to join their team. TrakPoint Solutions is searching for a seasoned start-up CEO to propel the company through its next evolutionary phase. We are looking for a business-minded CEO who has proven experience raising venture capital, managing a team... Read more →

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Fireside Chat with Sergey Sundukovskiy - POSTPONED

Tech Coast Venture Network Presents : Fireside Chat with Sergey Sundukovskiy Startup Founder, Serial Entrepreneur, & Mentor Join them Thursday, January 27 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Concordia University/Grimm Hall North, 1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612. Join TCVN and Serial Entrepreneur Sergey Sundukovskiy for an evening of access and knowledge of how this unique OC Entrepreneur has continued to go... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Member InPlay, Inc.

Thank you to InPlay, Inc., a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! InPlay, Inc. is a leading industrial IoT wireless SoC and solution provider based in Irvine. Our team's ground-breaking innovations start from fundamental silicon and protocol design to system level integration. The goal is to solve the most challenging issues facing today's wireless IoT industry and enable the... Read more →

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Startup Decision-Making: Bootstrapping vs Capital Raise

An article we liked from Cake: Bootstrapping vs Capital Raise – What suits your company best? So you’ve started a business, and it’s starting to gain some traction. Customers are raving, client lists are building and your product is, well, actually working pretty well! These are all good things, and things that you should be very proud of. However, from... Read more →

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Orange County's Ant Money Closes Series A Funding Round

Ant Money Closes Series A Funding Round and Completes Merger with Blast Companies join forces to help more people earn money and open investment accounts NEWPORT BEACH, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 22, 2021 / Ant Money, the embedded finance platform, today announced it has raised $20 million in a Series A financing led by Franklin Templeton's Franklin Venture Partners,... Read more →

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New OCSC Member: Encore Offices

Welcome to Encore Offices, a new Member of the OC Startup Council. Encore Offices - Class A individual offices for lease and conference rooms for lease by the hour that features high-quality infrastructure, professional management, and more conveniences than most buildings. They offer a first-floor fitness center and a client lounge. You can work outdoors in the beautiful courtyard with... Read more →

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The Basics of How to Invest in Crypto

A Thought Leadership article we liked from Alto: How to Invest in Crypto: A Beginner’s Guide Want to invest in crypto but feel intimidated or aren’t sure how? Here, we talk about how to invest in crypto for the first time, whether you want to start small or dive in. Getting into crypto can be intimidating at first. Especially when... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Free Listing: Alliance for SoCal Innovation

Welcome back to this renewing free listing of the OC Startup Council! Community Organization: Alliance for SoCal Innovation - Pasadena Visit these partners to learn how they can help your OC startup grow! (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: ODK Media, BeSmartee, Well Told Entertainment, Sumeru Solutions, SpaceX

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new senior iOS developer, remote PHP developer, and sr. DV engineer job opportunities: ODK Media, Incorporated - Senior iOS Developer - Fullerton The leading destination for global entertainment. BeSmartee - Remote PHP Developer - Huntington Beach Helping banks, credit unions and non-bank lenders go deeper into the origination process,... Read more →

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Irvine's Pismo Ventures Announces NVPC Winners

Pismo Ventures' National Venture Plan Startup Competition Announces Winners National Event Provided Startup Businesses Unprecedented Access to Venture and Investment Industry Experts for the Second Year in a Row IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB) JANUARY 06, 2022 EcoSoul Home and SFA Therapeutics (1st place tie,) Eyedaptic (2nd place,) and Cooler Heads (3rd place) named as winners in the second annual National Venture... Read more →

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Startups: Avoid These Mistakes When Raising Capital

An article we liked from Cake: 7 Capital Raising Mistakes a Start-up Should Avoid If you’re an early stage start-up looking to start capital raising, it is an exciting time. You have that rapid growth in sight, and you just need those juicy funds to help you to take the next leap. However, the capital raising process can be a... Read more →

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Application for Long Beach Accelerator's 4th Cohort Now Open

Apply Now to the Long Beach Accelerator's 4th Cohort The Long Beach Accelerator has just opened their application cycle for the Summer 2022 Cohort, apply by the Early Bird Deadline of February 4th for optimal consideration. The Long Beach Accelerator has graduated 12 cohort companies, 25% of which have received acquisition offers, and collectively raised over $4.5M in capital and... Read more →

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OC Tech Jobs Board - Send us your open positions for free posting!

Hiring in Orange County for technical or software company jobs? Did you know that you can submit your job listings and open positions here to the OC Startup Council so we can help you recruit for Orange County technology companies and startup ventures? Do you have open IT or related positions you’d like to hire for like these? It's easy... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: Wellness Mobile Veterinary Clinics

Welcome to Wellness Mobile Veterinary Clinics, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! Wellness Mobile Veterinary Clinics a blockchain-based NFT structured wholistic veterinary mobile clinics with app-accessibility via Gold Standard Partners’ G999 digital utility asset. WMVC holds the gold standard in wholistic veterinary medical services to elite clientele and a veterinary ministry of stewardship centering on indigenous methods of... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: MIADVG, Tesco Controls, Green Zebra, OptifiNow, Appko

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new full stack web developer, ruby on rails developer, and software applications engineer job opportunities: MIADVG - Full Stack Web Developer - Irvine Bridging the gap between technology and business owners. Tesco Controls, Incorporated - Automation Engineer - Brea Advanced automation systems and design-build partner. Green Zebra - Ruby... Read more →

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Apply to the KPMG QuantumShift Program Today

Join an exclusive group of elite entrepreneurs SHIFT TO A NEW LEVEL OF SUCCESS Welcoming America’s most innovative and promising CEOs to the University of Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor for a five-day (May 1-6, 2022) learning and peer-to-peer networking experience. QuantumShift is led by faculty from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and aims to help entrepreneurs improve... Read more →

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What is Web3?

An article we liked from Thought Leader Yaro Starak: What Is Web3 And How You Can Capitalize On The Dawn Of Decentralization There are a few key moments in the history of the internet where I remember feeling like a new wave was coming. These are always exciting times because new means new opportunities, especially for entrepreneurs and those willing... Read more →

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OCSC Gold Sponsor: Rutan & Tucker Attorneys at Law

Thank you to Rutan & Tucker, a Gold Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Rutan & Tucker has been a pillar of the Orange County business community for over 100 years. As part of its involvement with the community, Rutan & Tucker has been a great supporter of start-ups and other entrepreneurial ventures. While the landscape and industries in Orange... Read more →

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MedTech Minds© 1/19/22

MedTech Minds© by Medical Innovation Exchange Incubate your ideas for the next MedTech breakthrough with industry movers and shakers over complimentary drinks. Join them Wednesday, January 19 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at 5270 California Avenue Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92617. Do you want insight to maximize your healthcare or MedTech career or business? Are you looking to create your own... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Keezzy

Thank you to Keezzy, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Keezzy a universal platform for mobile app and website access. A pre-launch startup working towards their initial demo product with plans to launch in 2021 Q1. Based in Irvine but working remotely at the moment. They are in the midst of both developing their software and developing their... Read more →

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