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Irvine's Agtools® Announces Partnership with Global Hitss

Agtools® partners with Global Hitss as a provider of data and analytics solutions for the food and agriculture industry Companies will now access centralized markets, benchmark data and analytics to make timely and impactful decisions, closing the visibility gap created by disconnected supply chains. Retail, food service and processing companies benefit from access to current market data Supply chain data... Read more →

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Startup Members Benefit: Free Zendesk Customer Service for a YEAR!

For Orange County startups: 12 Months of Free Zendesk Customer Support Services! OCSC startup company Members can get a year of Zendesk for free while getting their startups off the ground. Qualified OCSC Member companies can receive a monthly credit of $218 for 12 months (equivalent to 2 seats of Zendesk Suite professional plan or used across Zendesk’s Support, Chat,... Read more →

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Free Startup Fundraising Office Hours Q&A Livestream - Tuesday 8/23

The Startup Council's next free MasterMinds Startup Fundraising Office Hours livestream is Tuesday, August 23 at 12 Noon PT. Startup Entrepreneurs – Free LIVE Fundraising Q&A with Angel Investor/Serial Founder/Startup Expert Scott Fox Join us LIVE and bring questions about raising money for your startup! Bring your startup questions to the Startup Council’s FREE founder fundraising “Office Hours”. You'll get... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Supporting Startup Company Member: CareNiva

Thank you to CareNiva, a renewing Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! CareNiva is a new telehealth platform that provides convenient, local and continuous care. The telehealth platform is to help primary care practices deliver care by integrating telehealth visits into their existing care model so their patient receives care from their primary care doctor from the comfort of... Read more →

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New Orange County Startup Directory Free Listing: KTJ Global LLC

Welcome to this new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: E-Commerce & Marketplaces: KTJ Global LLC - Irvine 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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TiE Global Angels Investor Summit 2022

TiE Global Angels Investor Summit was organized by TiE Global Angels in association with TiE SoCal Angels, and TiE SoCal. TiE Global Angels Investor summit was a roaring success over three days from July 28th through 30th. This event was one of the largest gatherings of venture capitalists, angels, family offices, and individual investors in Southern California. First TiE Global... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Supporting Member: Gigasavvy

Thanks to Gigasavvy, a renewing Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! Gigasavvy is an Irvine-based, full service creative marketing and advertising agency. They help brands ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies tell their stories, connect with their customers, and grow their businesses. Gigasavvy built their expertise over 10 years of servicing ambitious brands and helping them establish unique... Read more →

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10 Most Common Questions by Startups During a Downturn

An article we liked from Thought Leader Yin Wu of Pulley: FAQ for Startups Navigating the Downturn Understanding the nuances of equity is more important than ever. We've compiled answers to the most common questions from recent conversations with over 100 startups. 1. What is causing the bear market? How does this affect valuations? While no one knows what will... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Goshsha

Thank you to Goshsha, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Goshsha is an augmented reality platform that puts the power of augmented reality creation in the hands of everyone anywhere with ease, creating a universal AR Cloud together. Bringing augmented reality mainstream, available in Apple App Store, Goshsha is an augmented reality platform that brings your memories, precious... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Garage Team Mazda, Bandai Namco Entertainment America, Kajabi, Xchange Mall

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new software developer, senior web engineer, and senior software engineer job opportunities: Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Software Developer - Irvine A company of builders, innovators and creators. Garage Team Mazda - Senior Web Engineer, XD Visual Design - Costa Mesa A formidable creative enterprise located in the very... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels Summer Party

Tech Coast Angels Orange County recently hosted its annual summer party. Angel investor members, sponsors, spouses, and friends turned out for a festive evening in Newport Beach. This year's theme was an "Evening in Paris". Fine French crepes were made-to-order by the Crepe Story catering team and enjoyed by all. Thanks to TCA veteran Bill Waldo for arranging the venue... Read more →

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Girls Inc of OC Needs Women Mentors

Is time getting in the way of being a valued mentor? Girls Inc. is offering a MINIMUM TIME / MAXIMUM IMPACT mentorship program They are looking for 30 more professional women like you for mentorship roles in their pilot year for their Project Accelerate Program. You will have the privilege of guiding young women through their college and career journeys,... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Member: Well iQ

Thank you to Well iQ, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Well iQ is a real time, digital patient feedback platform for the healthcare industry (and beyond). The product addresses the problem of lagging survey times and anemic survey response rates that has plagued healthcare and compromised the patient experience for years. Well iQ gives patients a voice... Read more →

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Fundraising Truths That You Need to Know

An article we liked from Thought Leader Jason Lemkin of SaaStr: 6 Brutal Truths About Fundraising Q: What’s the Brutal Truth About Fundraising for Startups? The brutal truths are: Everyone wants to fund the same thing. The earlier stage you are, the more different folks will come to different conclusions based on very limited data. E.g., just the team. Or... Read more →

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OC's Operate Announces New Venture Partner

Capital Markets Entrepreneur Lou Sokolovskiy joins Operate as Venture Partner As Operate kicks off its 3rd fund in 3 years, increased opportunities lead to expanding its team. We are pleased to announce the the addition of Lou Sokolovskiy as Venture Partner. Mr. Sokolovskiy has previously advised Operate, and is increasing his involvement as Operate kicks off its 3rd fund since... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Piper

Thank you to Piper, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Piper is a lifestyle company that produces innovative accessories for busy lives designing and sell high-end, organic, washable bags inspired by the Newport aesthetic and California casual luxury. They focus on the new and pandemic-appropriate idea that there should be innovative canvas bags (for busy lifestyles), that are... Read more →

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Employee Equity Incentives 8/11/22

Tech Coast Venture Network Presents: Employee Equity Incentives Presented by Bart Greenberg Attract & Retain Your Team while Reducing Cash Burn! Join them Thursday, August 11 from 7:30AM to 8:30AM online. In this TCVN Zoom Webinar, Employee Equity Incentives, Bart Greenberg will guide you through how to correctly set up and navigate providing equity to employees. GET MORE EVENT INFO... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Free Listing: London & Partners

Welcome back to this renewing free listing of the OC Startup Council! Government: London & Partners - London 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: MFour, Tiro Security, Arbitech, Cloudvirga, Optics 1

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new senior security engineer, javascript developer, and cloud infrastructure engineer job opportunities: MFour Mobile Research - Senior Software Engineer, Python - Irvine We are the leader in mobile market research. Tiro Security - Senior Security Engineer - Orange An evolutionary response to the solution provider marketplace. Arbitech - Software... Read more →

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