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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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Chapman University's Leatherby Center Announces New Course

Leatherby Center Unveils Entrepreneurial Failures Course as Key Expansion in Innovative Curriculum Chapman University's Leatherby Center debuts the 'Entrepreneurial Failures' course, delving into real-world setbacks for future entrepreneurial success. ORANGE, CA, USA, February 20, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Chapman University's Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, affiliated with the Argyros College of Business and Economics, is actively broadening its array... Read more →

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OCSC New Premium Member: Kingsmen Digital Ventures

Welcome to Kingsmen Digital Ventures, a new Premium Member of the OC Startup Council! Kingsmen Digital Ventures was founded in 2016 and their technology has powered a number of startups and SMB's in OC & elsewhere. Their on-shore experience in Healthcare, Fintech and compliance including HIPAA, PCI, SOX, SOC2 have made them particularly effective in complex and highly regulated spaces.... Read more →

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Corporate Transparency Act: What you Need to Know to Stay Compliant 3/6/24

Learn how the Corporate Transparency Act will affect your California small business and how the OCIE SBDC can help! Join their webinar for a straightforward dive into the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), a crucial law for businesses, new and old. Join them Wednesday, March 6 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM online. Whether you're launching a startup or managing an established company,... Read more →

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Jared Spool – Strategic UX Research is the Next Big Thing 3/14/24

Orange County User Experience is excited to welcome Jared back – to share his expertise with their group for this virtual event! Join them Thursday, March 14 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM online. Strategic UX Research is how organizations connect their long-term direction and strategy to customers’ and users’ deepest needs. It’s been around for a while but only recently has... Read more →

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New OC Ecosystem Directory Free Listing: Pradip K. Shukla and Associates

Welcome to this new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Consulting: Pradip K. Shukla and Associates - Villa Park (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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OC's Single Pass Announces Clinical Milestone

Groundbreaking Live Clinical Cases Completed with the Single Pass KRONOS Biopsy Closure Device Feb. 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Single Pass, with the first and only biopsy closure cauterization device, is delighted to announce the successful completion of the first real- life cases utilizing the groundbreaking device. These cutting-edge procedures, conducted at the Universitario Campus Bio Medico, Fondazione Policlinico in Rome,... Read more →

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OCSC Gold Sponsor: Nelson Mullins

Thank you to Nelson Mullins, a Gold Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Nelson Mullins: Expert Legal Counsel to Startups and Investors Nationwide on Formation, Financing, Growth, and Exit. They are globally renowned for their high-quality, responsive, pragmatic representation of entrepreneurial tech, life sciences, and consumer enterprises and the investors who support them. With a compelling value proposition comprised of... Read more →

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Snapshot Moments: TiE SoCal Charter Members’ Monthly Meet [PHOTOS]

TiE SoCal Charter Members gathered for their monthly meeting. After a gracious welcome from new TiE SoCal President Gaurav Kumar, a Keynote talk from Marcia Dawood offered insights for angel investing from her work with the Angel Capital Association, Dhaval Kapadia shared due diligence approaches from TiE SoCal Angels, and an all star venture capital panel hosted by Shashi Tripathi... Read more →

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CryptoMondays OC at Hangar 24 in Irvine (outdoor) 3/4/24

This is an informal meetup for crypto creators, innovators, enthusiasts and newbies sharing their passion for the space. Join CryptoMondays Orange County Monday, March 4 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Hangar 24 Orange County, 17877 Von Karman Ave Unit 110, Irvine, CA. Come share, learn and ask questions. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more events? Please see the full... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Member: Daedalus Health Information Systems

Thank you to Daedalus Health Information Systems Incorporated, a renewing Healthcare Tech Member of the OC Startup Council! Daedalus Health Information Systems Incorporated: Provides action-oriented information regarding the health and welfare of individuals, groups, nations, and the global community—thereby contributing to an overall objective to save lives and reduce suffering. Daedalus’ current focus is its health informatics project—GeoHealth—consisting of three... Read more →

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How Startups Can Benefit From Value Engineering

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Has Patel of Infologic: How can Startups create “Value” with Value Engineering models? Why Value Engineering? Startups can benefit by adopting a Value Engineering focused approach to developing their venture. Value Engineering can be defined as a systematic approach to enhancing the value of a Product or Service. To a customer, the product value... Read more →

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New OC Ecosystem Directory Free Listing: Darby Design Co

Welcome to this new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Marketing & Design: Darby Design Co - Laguna Hills (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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New Silicon Valley Bank State of the Markets Report (Free PDF)

Thanks to our Gold Sponsor Silicon Valley Bank for this free State of the Markets report: State of the Markets H1 2024 SVB’s Innovation Economy Outlook Here are some highlights: For companies successfully raising venture deals, revenue growth has slowed by 36 to 42 percentage points depending on the company size. Nearly 70% of startups reduced net burn year over... Read more →

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Free Pitch Practice Startup Office Hours - Tuesday Noon

This month's free Startup Fundraising Office Hours #livestream returns Tuesday, February 27 at 12 Noon PT with a special Investor Pitch Practice edition! #Startup #Entrepreneurs - you can bring your 2 minute startup pitch for friendly, free, feedback and fundraising Q&A with Angel Investor/Serial Founder/Startup Expert Scott Fox. You'll get FREE expert Silicon Valley advice to help diverse entrepreneurs start,... Read more →

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AlphaPersuade: A Summit on Ethical AI 2/29/24

Training AlphaPersuade: A Framework for Ethical Persuasion in AI Responding to the call from industry to address AI’s persuasive ability, the AlphaPersuade summit presents a framework for ethical persuasion that can be tooled across AI technologies. Join them Thursday, Feb 29 from 8:30PM to 4:30PM at The Cove @ UCI, University of California, Irvine, 5270 California Ave # 100, Irvine,... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Startup Company Supporting Member: Endominance, Inc.

Thank you to Endominance, Inc., a renewing Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! Endominance, Inc. assessments & analytics help people find a personalized way to success and well being. Endominance's unique proprietary online assessment solution unveils the strengths and weaknesses of each individual and explains the why behind their aptitude and cognitive traits. They strive to help young children... Read more →

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Chapman’s Leatherby Center Celebrates Startup Incubator and Accelerator Graduation and Showcase [PHOTOS]

Congratulations to Chapman University's Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship! Director Cynthia West, Ph.D. and team received a new $1 Million California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) Inclusive Innovation Hub Grant. A friendly reception was held recently on campus in Orange to celebrate. The Orange County startup community also joined them in celebrating Chapman's renewed Startup Incubator and Accelerator Graduation... Read more →

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Healthcare Data = Startup Value Creation 2/28/24

OC LIFe aims to connect industry with entrepreneurs and strengthen the life sciences and medical technology communities. Join University Lab Partners for their 1st OC LIFe of 2024 as they talk with life science experts and investors about the value of developing strategic plans around data to create startup enterprise value, either as a sole business model, or as an... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Platinum Sponsor: Withum

Thank you to Withum, a renewing Platinum Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Withum is an accounting firm that is focused on Advisory, Tax, and Audit Services. They are a forward-thinking, technology-driven advisory and accounting firm committed to helping their clients be more profitable, efficient, and productive in today's complex business environment. They provide the industry expertise and innovative solutions... Read more →

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AI & Media Arts Collide: Future Visions Symposium 2/23/24

Chapman University's Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics is proud to host "AI and Media Arts Collide - Future Visions Symposium," bringing together industry experts to explore the dynamic intersection of artificial intelligence and the media arts. Join them Friday, Feb 23 from 11:30AM to 2:00PM at The Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship, Chapman University, 549 W. Palm Ave., Orange,... Read more →

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