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New OC Startup Job Listings: Marvin Test Solutions, SeedCMS, Exergy, C3 Business Solutions

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new PCB design engineer, shopify frontend developer, and oracle software engineer job opportunities: Marvin Test Solutions - PCB Design Engineer - Anaheim A vertically integrated aerospace test and measurement company with unrivaled long term support. SeedCMS - Shopify Frontend Developer - Irvine Southern California's most experienced Shopify and Shopify... Read more →

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Embracing The Future: Preparing for The Golden Decade of American Innovation

Thanks to OCSC member Infologic for this thought leadership article about the technology industry: Are you ready for the Golden Decade of American Innovation? Written by Has Patel, founder of Infologic The daily headlines focus on the war, geopolitical tensions, stock market meltdown, inflation, political divide, and various societal issues, such as climate change. Under these headlines, partly due to... Read more →

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Irvine Tech Week - March 22-25 - Call for Your Events!

The first Irvine Tech Week is coming in March! Would your organization like to host an event? The first Irvine Tech Week is being organized to help recognize and promote the Irvine community's many outstanding technology companies, startups, individuals, and organizations. Events will be held across Irvine Wednesday, March 22 - Saturday March 25, 2023. This includes an Irvine edition... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Silver Sponsor: Armanino LLP

Thank you to Armanino LLP, a renewing Silver Sponsor of the OC Startup Council Armanino LLP: A top 25 most innovative and entrepreneurial public accounting and consulting firm that makes a positive impact on their clients, their communities and their people. Key areas of service – assurance/audit, tax, consulting, risk and advisory and business management. Their technology focus and global... Read more →

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New Book: The Unsold Mindset - coming 2/21/23

The Unsold Mindset - coming 2/21/23 USC Professors Write New Book About the Surprising Mindset of Great Sellers In their new book, The Unsold Mindset: Redefining What it Means to Sell, Colin Coggins & Garrett Brown explore why great sellers aren’t great because of what they do, but because of what they think. Through deep research and interviews with sellers... Read more →

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SoCal Celebrates Entrepreneurs 2023 (SCCE-23) 2/11/23

SoCal Celebrates Entrepreneurship Conference To champion, equip and celebrate individuals who embody the entrepreneurial spirit. Join them Saturday, February 11 from 1:00PM to 5:30PM at California State University, Fullerton Titan Student Union (TSU), 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92831. SoCal Celebrates Entrepreneurs 2023 (SCCE-23) is the latest in their legacy of annual conferences that brings together entrepreneurs, students,... Read more →

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New Orange County Investor Listing: FP Solutions

Welcome to this new startup investor recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: FP Solutions - Venture studio investing in early-stage hardware startups with both cash and services with a team that is made up of senior engineers and executives from Tesla and SpaceX. Visit the Investors category in the OCSC Directory to learn more about local investors!... Read more →

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OC Founder's Hike 2/8/23

OC Founders Hike #2 - February Join them Wednesday, February 8 from 6:30AM to 7:30AM at Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 CA-1, Laguna Beach, California, US, 92651. Join a group of local tech founders for an early morning hike in Laguna Beach at the Moro Visitor Center. Meet other founders, investors, and innovators as you hike along the beautiful California... Read more →

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How to Drive Growth in a Volatile Economy 2/2/23 & 2/9/23

2-Part Webinar Series by Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Join them Thursdays, February 2 and February 9 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM online. With all the mixed messages in the news, it is sometimes challenging to focus on your business based on the signals of our macro-economy. What areas should you conserve on? Which expenditure should you invest in? More importantly,... Read more →

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OC Entrepreneurs Opportunity for Pro Bono Legal Incorporation Services

Startup Law Initiative at Berkeley Law offers free incorporation services to entrepreneurs Through the Startup Law Initiative (SLI), 1L students team up with law firms to provide free legal incorporation services to Bay Area startup founders and local entrepreneurs. SLI’s services allow founders to overcome costly legal barriers to conducting business. Students are put into small groups and assigned a... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels Announces 2023 Leadership Team

Tech Coast Angels’ Board of Governors Announces 2023 Leadership Team David Friedman elected Chairman and Sunny Singh elected Vice-Chairman Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that David Friedman was elected chairman of the angel network’s board of governors for 2023. Sunny Singh was elected the new vice-chairman. The board of governors oversees and provides overall strategies and initiatives to TCA’s... Read more →

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Apply to the KPMG QuantumShift Program Today

Join an exclusive group of elite entrepreneurs and shift to a new level of success. KPMG's QuantumShift program will be welcoming America’s most innovative and promising CEOs to the University of Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor for a four-day (May 1-5, 2023) learning and peer-to-peer networking experience. QuantumShift is led by faculty from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: Makani Science Algorithm and Signal Processing Consultant Opportunity

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local Algorithm and Signal Processing Consultant job opportunity from Makani Science: Makani Science is looking for an Algorithm and Signal Processing Consultant to join their team. We are looking for a consultant to develop a signal processing algorithm for our system. The individual will be working with a small team... 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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Get Ready to Grow | Wednesdays, 2/1/23 - 2/22/23

A four-week introduction to building a customized growth plan for your business by Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Are you ready to grow your business? This series is for you. Join them Wednesdays, February 1 to February 22 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM online. Over a four-week period, you will learn how to identify when you are poised to expand and... Read more →

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Renewing OC Ecosystem Directory Free Listing: MEDL

Thank you to this renewing free listing in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Software Development: MEDL - Irvine (And get a free listing to promote your company in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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Job Postings Wanted: Let us Help You Hire Startup Talent in Orange County

Is your company hiring in Orange County? Send us your job listings for OC-based startup jobs! We'll post them here for free on our popular blog! As our audience grows, we're getting great response from engineers, researchers, programmers, marketing execs, HR pros, salespeople, finance experts, designers, customer support staff, admins, analysts, and software developers. The OC Startup Council is here... Read more →

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New TiE Global Board Chair from Orange County

Shankar Ram has been elected Chairperson of the TiE Global Board of Trustees for 2023. Shankar Ram has been a member of TiE SoCal since its inception. He has been an entrepreneur for over 35 years, starting his first company in 1983 and followed by four other companies, with successful exits for each of them. Shankar is an avid investor,... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Silver Sponsor: KPMG

Thank you to KPMG, a renewing Silver Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! KPMG is passionate about solving the business challenges that keep their clients up at night. KPMG has a dedicated Private Enterprise group that is focused on helping startup companies— start, grow, strengthen and transition in today’s challenging market environment. Their cross-functional Audit, Tax, and Advisory teams work... 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, January 24 at 12 Noon PT - with Special Guest Jason Atkins, President of Cake Equity! 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... Read more →

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