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OC startups news: A free community service of the OC Startup Council, this OC startups blog is dedicated to promoting the growth of early stage technology and life science startups in the Southern California community. Read on for the latest news updates from around the Orange County, California high tech, software, hardware, medtech, biotech, and life sciences startup ecosystem -... Read more →

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Free Startup Fundraising Office Hours - Angel Investor #Livestream AMA Tuesday

This month's free Startup Fundraising Office Hours #livestream is Tuesday, May 28 at 12 Noon PT! Startup Founders: Bring your startup questions and investor pitches to the Startup Council’s FREE founder support “Office Hours”. You can get FREE expert Silicon Valley advice to help you raise money for your #startup and practice your investor pitch, too. Want to find angel... Read more →

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Orange County's Omnigarde Excels in NIST MINEX III Fingerprint Test

Omnigarde's new Fingerprint Software achieved top-1 rank in template generators and matchers interoperability tests among the US-submitted companies Omnigarde's newly submitted Software made a great improvement on its template generator and native matching over its previously submitted version MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - May 10, 2024 - PRLog -- Omnigarde, LLC, a US company, announced its new test results in the... Read more →

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SoCal Startup Day 6/12/24

Meet hundreds of investors, startups and resources in this jam packed half-day event. SoCal Startup Day is your one-stop-shop to connect with regions top investor groups, organizations, and startup services under one roof. Join them on Wednesday, June 12 from 12:00PM to 9:00PM at Hangar 244, 8000 Great Park Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618. The 2024 SoCal Startup Day will feature... Read more →

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OC CTO Talks |Technical and Data Strategy for Growth 5/30/24

Join the CTO Talks Series May 30! Special Guest: Mala Munisamy | Director of Engineering at Tatari Join them Thursday, May 30 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at LearningFuze, 9200 Irvine Center Drive #200, Irvine, CA 92618. In the dynamic world of startups, setting a clear technical vision and establishing an effective data strategy is important for sustainable growth and innovation.... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Eatery

Thank you to Eatery, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Eatery is a food discovery app that makes personalized menus of meal recommendations to make healthy, budget friendly eating out simple and easy. Through personalized meal recommendations, Eatery combines the food discovery of Yelp with nutrition tracking of MyFitnessPal to make healthy, budget friendly eating out simple and... Read more →

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New Book: The Venture Mindset

The Venture Mindset is a new book that explains the extraordinary ability that venture capitalists have to spot opportunities. VCs know how to identify emerging trends, how to bring new industries into being, and when to hold them and when to fold. Their unique mindset has made venture capital the force behind world-changing companies such as Amazon, Google, Moderna, SpaceX,... Read more →

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OCSC Premium Member: Elvira Media

Thanks to Elvira Media, a Premium Member of the OC Startup Council! Elvira Media - Helping Orange County startups attract new clients and partnerships through online video storytelling, tap into the power of storytelling and digital marketing. OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Marketing & Design Media Contact: Mateo Elvira, Founder & CEO - [email protected] https://elvira.media/ SPECIAL OCSC OFFER: One single... Read more →

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UCI ANTrepreneur Center Announces $ide Hustle Challenge

From Passion to Profit: UCI’s $ide Hustle Challenge Nurtures The Creatives of Tomorrow The UCI ANTrepreneur Center, a beacon for budding entrepreneurs at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), has successfully launched the $ide Hustle Challenge. This initiative supports UCI students—affectionately known as “ANTrepreneurs”—in developing their entrepreneurial skills through practical experience and tailored support. By enabling students to turn their... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Member: MentorX Corporation

Thank you to MentorX Corporation, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council. MentorX Corporation leverages AI technologies to provide personalized career planning and skill training for university students to get them ready for the workplace. MentorX also provides these early talents with internship and full-time positions in high tech and high growth companies. If you are a fast growing... Read more →

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New Orange County Startup Directory Listing: Infinilearn

Welcome to this new startup listing in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: Education: Infinilearn - Mission Viejo Visit this local startup to learn more! (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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OCSC Gold Sponsor: Rutan & Tucker, LLP

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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OC LIFe: University Innovator Venture 5/22/24

The Orange County Lifesciences Innovators Forum (OC LIFe) is a monthly marquee event series focused on creating a collaborative environment that fosters connections between innovators in the life sciences and medtech industry. OC LIFe aims to connect industry with entrepreneurs and strengthen the life sciences and medical technology communities. Join them Wednesday, May 22 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at The... Read more →

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New OCSC Life Sciences Startup Member: FuScalpel Medical

Welcome to FuScalpel Medical, a new Life Sciences Member of the OC Startup Council! FuScalpel Medical leverages advanced focused ultrasound technology to provide non-invasive, precise treatments for uterine fibroids, significantly improving women's health without surgical intervention. Fuscalpel Medical specializes in non-invasive, targeted ultrasound technology for treating uterine fibroids, offering a revolutionary alternative to surgery. This precise approach, approved by global... Read more →

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Lochaber Scotland Chamber’s Trade Mission to Irvine

The British-American Business Council is assisting the Lochaber Chamber of Commerce to host an in-person trade mission to Irvine and surrounding areas in Orange County, California beginning May 20th – 23th 2024. This trade mission is part of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce International Trade Programme on behalf of the Scottish Government. This is a fantastic opportunity for Scottish businesses... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: eControls, Inc.

Welcome to eControls, Inc. a new Member of the OC Startup Council. eControls, Inc. manufactures HVAC controls that improve comfort and energy savings in the home at about half the cost of other solutions. Designs and manufactures Patented HVAC controls under private label to other OEMs, HVAC distributors and contractors. They want to establish national marketing of their unique products... Read more →

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Irvine's RevHubOC Announces Prestigious Award

RevHubOC’s NorthSTAR Receives Estrella Award for Excellence in Community Building Through Partnership The Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recognizes RevHub’s NorthSTAR collaborative as 2024 Community Partner at 30th Annual Estrella Awards IRVINE, Calif – April 11, 2024 – RevHubOC, Orange County’s leading builder of social enterprise ecosystems, has been named 2024 Community Partner by the Orange County Hispanic Chamber... Read more →

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OCSC New Startup Company Supporting Member: FlavorHawk

Welcome to FlavorHawk, a new Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! FlavorHawk - Farthest upstream in the search for "What To Eat," FlavorHawk's fun app FeedMe™, is powered by PADRE™ (Personalized AI Dish Recommendation Engine), which removes friction in food-finding. They have removed the work from finding food. With 95% of USA/Canada's menu items currently in its database, FeedMe... Read more →

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First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase 5/21/24

The First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase is an annual celebration of the best early-stage teams commercializing deep tech and life science breakthroughs from the top research institutions in Southern California. This is the premiere gathering that celebrates research-based spinouts and connects them with top-tier investors and successful serial entrepreneurs with expertise to help them leap from the lab to market.... Read more →

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Become a Sponsor for the Sunrise Venture Pitch Competition in Orange County

Sunrise Venture, Inc is delighted to extend this invitation to join them as a key partner for the Sunrise Venture Pitch Competition, to be held at UCI on May 25th, 2024. This event is organized by the nonprofit Sunrise Venture, Inc, which is run by high school students, and they believe your company would be an excellent partner for this... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: KeepOnSharing LLC

Thank you to KeepOnSharing LLC a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council. KeepOnSharing LLC (KOS) - is a truly “Ethical Social Network”. KOS is a free online Social Network, like Facebook, that allows users to share their personal interests and fun content. The big difference is that KOS shares 50% of all revenue back with the users, who created... Read more →

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