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How to Convert Convertible Notes

An article we liked from Thought Leader Alexander Jarvis of Medium: Convertible note conversion math at Series-A. You don’t know how it really works! You’ve raised a convertible note and now you are hitting series-A. Time for those notes to become equity. Now convertible note conversion math is tricky at the best of times, but what you don’t know is... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: Software Engineer Opportunity

Check out this new local Software Engineer job opportunity from Global Telecom Engineering: Global Telecom is looking for a security programming and cloud management Software Engineer to join its team - full time or as an intern. The role of this individual is to deliver and maintain overall roadmap and create the design for IoT modules and related activities in... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: Partner at Werlinder Shi Capital

Per is General Partner at Welinder Shi Capital, an investor in lifestyle, culture and technologies around it. Why, might you ask, would Per be good at finding and seeing opportunities there? They’ll talk more about it in a bit, but if you’ve been around awhile and followed action sports, his name might be familiar. In a prior era, he was... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Profound Logic, Bonfire Studios, Acorns, iBASEt, CGTech

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local wordpress web designer, software engineer, and DevOps engineer job opportunities: Profound Logic - Full-Stack WordPress Web Designer - Remote - Irvine Their mission is to provide the most innovative, industry-leading products and services for application development and modernization. Bonfire Studios - IT Lead - Remote - Orange... Read more →

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AWS Service Credits - A Popular OCSC Member Benefit

Amazon Web Services can help Members of the OC Startup Council accelerate their startup success. If your local Orange County tech startup could use $10,000 or even $25,000 of FREE service credits for AWS services, let us know. We have a super FREE AWS SERVICE CREDITS DEAL for our Executive and Premium level startup company members. LEARN HOW YOUR COMPANY... Read more →

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SPAC Blank Check Investing with KPMG and Fenwick 9/23/20

SPACs: Unlocking the “blank check” of special purpose acquisition companies. Join professionals from KPMG and Fenwick on Wednesday, September 23 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM via WebEx (virtual location) for this session of their Capital Markets Series. Blank check investors—also known as special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)—raised more than $12 billion in the first half of 2020. Now, they are looking to... Read more →

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Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Thanks to these Sponsors who support the OC Startup Council’s work accelerating the local tech startup ecosystem - especially during these difficult times for our community. Their investments in the local startup economy help power small business creation, job growth, the #GrowthOC movement and the many free services the Startup Council offers to support local founders, entrepreneurs, and startup ventures.... Read more →

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LearningFuze Coding Bootcamp Alumni Panel 9/17/20

Want to know where LearningFuze alumni are today? Find out at their panel! Join them Thursday, September 17 from 6:00PM to 7:00PM via Zoom. LearningFuze is a top-rated coding bootcamp in Southern California and is the longest-running OC code school. They offer a full immersion program as well as a flexible part-time program. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more... Read more →

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Best Email Subject Lines You Need to Know

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Kelly Forst of AWeber: Get Higher Open Rates with 22 of the Best Email Subject Lines Never struggle to write email subject lines again with these catchy subject line formulas. If you’ve ever sat down to write an email, you’ve probably asked yourself: “what if no one opens my email?” Not a fun feeling,... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Entisys360, Big Hype Marketing, Focus 360, Meta Technologies, VIZIO

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local cloud security architect, full stack developer, and web designer job opportunities: Entisys360 - Network and Cloud Security Architect - Orange County An award-winning IT consultancy. Big Hype Marketing - Front-End Developer - Newport Beach A full-service marketing agency that develops and implements customized marketing plans. Focus 360... Read more →

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First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase 2020 [virtual] 9/15/20 - 9/16/20

See the best early stage teams commercializing breakthroughs from SoCal's top research institutions. Plus keynotes and investor panels from industry leaders. Join them Tuesday, September 15 to Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM online. The First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase is an annual event that celebrates the best early-stage teams commercializing tech and life science breakthroughs from the... Read more →

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Pismo Ventures' National Venture Plan Competition Investor Judges

Pitch Your Idea to Over 100 Seasoned Investors During the National Venture Plan Competition! Pismo Ventures is excited to announce that the National Venture Plan has a huge panel of over 100 investor judges that review your startup ideas! By pitching in the competition, you’ll not only build confidence in your ability to catch investors’ attention, you’ll also gain invaluable... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Member: WKG Solutions

Thank you to WKG Solutions, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! WKG Solutions: Delivers exceptional Working Software Solutions for your startup / business. They provide a unique mix of local and nearshore resources to seamlessly solve software challenges in any industry. Special Offer for OCSC Members: Silver - 10% Discount on all services and Gold - 20% Discount... Read more →

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Tiktok's Key To Success?

An article we liked from Thought Leader Eugene Wei: TikTok and the Sorting Hat I often describe myself as a cultural determinist, more as a way to differentiate myself from people with other dominant worldviews, though I am not a strict adherent. It’s more that in many situations when people ascribe causal power to something other than culture, I’m immediately... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: SPACE GATE Corporation

Welcome to SPACE GATE Corporation, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! SPACE GATE Corporation develop carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas removal technology to reverse the impacts of global warming and assist companies and empower the public to reduce their collective carbon footprint. SPACE GATE Corporation was founded in 2015 by Michael Slaby. They believe in being part of... Read more →

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Consulting Firms Members in Orange County

Consulting Firms Members: A Directory of Strategy, Management, and IT consulting services for OC software and technology startups. Review the list below to find consultants who can help your new startup idea or early stage company get to the next level. These local companies serve as valuable resources for our Orange County startup community. Their services and expertise are helping... Read more →

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Good News for Startups: SEC's "Accredited Investor" Update

SEC Modernizes the Accredited Investor Definition Washington D.C., Aug. 26, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted amendments to the “accredited investor” definition, one of the principal tests for determining who is eligible to participate in our private capital markets. Historically, individual investors who do not meet specific income or net worth tests, regardless of their financial sophistication,... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: Head of Business Enablement Opportunity

A leading Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local Head of Business Enablement job opportunity from Kareo: Kareo is looking for a Head of Business Enablement to join their team. The Head of Business Enablement drives the coordination, management, and execution of all major cross-functional processes, projects, and initiatives for the organization. This is a senior executive... Read more →

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MasterMinds Startup Accelerator Q&A Workshop #43 with Patent Attorney

ENTREPRENEURS: Bring your tech startup business and strategy questions to online MasterMinds Accelerator Q&A #43! Plus, patent attorney Andrew Kimmel of the Knobbe Martens law firm will take your questions about intellectual property, copyrights, patents, and trademarks. GET TICKETS for Wednesday 9/9: http://masterminds43.eventbrite.com The Startup Council's virtual MasterMinds meetings offer software and technology entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, service providers, and... Read more →

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OCSC New Supporting Member: Alera Group

Thanks to Alera Group for joining the OC Startup Council as a new Supporting Member and workshop Sponsor. Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and financial services firm that can help your company make data driven decisions on any insurance policies your company needs. As your company evolves, your insurance needs will too and Alera Group is here to... Read more →

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