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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 startups in our community. Read on for the latest news updates from around the Orange County high tech and software startup ecosystem - and subscribe for free news updates by email, too! Whether your... Read more →

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How to Secure a Trademark for Your Business Name and File with the USPTO 3/8/21

Join CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship for this informational webinar lead by Patent Attorney Justin Sanders as they discuss and walk you through the trademark process. Join them Monday, March 8 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM online. Trademarks play a key role in building brand loyalty and a strong customer base. As such, prioritizing trademark protection is just as important for start-ups... Read more →

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New OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Free Listing: Deloitte, Lyrid, llc and Pacific Advisors

Welcome to these new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Accounting: Deloitte - Costa Mesa Software Development: Lyrid, llc - Irvine Insurance: Pacific Advisors - Irvine Visit them 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: Directive, Veritone, Encore Semi, Photobooth Supply

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local software engineer, SSD test engineer, and UX designer job opportunities: Directive - Interaction Designer (UX & CRO) - Irvine Drive search marketing results for mid-market & enterprise brands around the world. Veritone, Incorporated - Software Engineer - Costa Mesa A leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and solutions. Encore... Read more →

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Renewing OC Startup Directory Free Listings: Ultra Jet Software

Welcome back to these renewing free listings in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: FinTech: Ultra Jet Software - Aliso Viejo Visit these local startups 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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What Venture Capitalists Look for in an Entrepreneur — According to Harvard

An article we liked from Thought Leader Tenzin Ozaki on Medium: What Venture Capitalists Look for in an Entrepreneur — According to Harvard Three methods to elevate your pitch based on 10 years of research. I came across an article in my MBA communications course. The article, How Venture Capitalists Really Assess a Pitch, was published in Harvard Business Review.... Read more →

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TCVN: Your StartUp as a Brand by Fabian Geyrhalter 2/25/21

How to get it right the first time! Investors don't give your startup a second chance to make a first impression. Join them Thursday, February 25 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM via Zoom. There’s a reason some entrepreneurs get their startup off the ground and some don’t. When you boil it down – the entrepreneurs that succeed know how to brand... Read more →

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Startup Ecosystem Survey for new Book

Are you an entrepreneur, investor, advocate, mentor in your innovation ecosystem? Author Silvia Mah would LOVE to hear from you for her research on defining servant ecosystem builders (Research conducted by She Invests!). Her research focuses on the intersectionality of innovation & impact, especially on mindsets & money, abundance & capitalism, gender & bias, Return on Impact & Return on... Read more →

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New Orange County Startup Directory Free Listings: YoKartz

Welcome to these new free listings in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: Mobility & Transportation - YoKartz - Newport Beach Visit these local startups 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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New OC Startup Job Listings: BeSmartee®, PIVOT, Tiro Security, SyncroMSP

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local senior Shopify Plus frontend developer, product security engineer, and software engineer job opportunities: BeSmartee® - Remote Release Engineer - Huntington Beach Disrupts the financial services industry with its award-winning, web-based digital mortgage platforms. PIVOT - Senior Shopify Plus Frontend Developer - Laguna Beach Provides eCommerce & online business solutions for... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: Rail Propulsion Systems

Welcome to Rail Propulsion Systems, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! Rail Propulsion Systems: Practical Passenger and Switcher Locomotive Modernization through after treatment retrofits and battery conversions. RPS develops retrofit systems that both lower emissions and improve performance for legacy locomotives in the passenger and switcher applications. RPS is also developing a novel dynamic wireless power transfer system... Read more →

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New Startup Job Listing: Venture Outreach Manager Opportunity

Check out this new local Venture Outreach Manager job opportunity from Alliance for Southern California Innovation: Alliance for Southern California Innovation is looking for a Venture Outreach Manager to join their team. They are currently seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, tech-savvy, people-oriented and detail-oriented Venture Outreach Manager to assist the Alliance in all facets of its new SoCal Venture Pipeline program... Read more →

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How to Develop a Financial Model for SaaS Start-Ups

An article we liked from Thought Leader Nikhil Bhandari: Financial Models for Software as a Service (SAAS) Start-Ups Use MyFinModel to determine financial feasibility I. Introduction Most start-ups in the software space are, naturally, founded by folks whose area of expertise is technical and not financial; they are more likely to be comfortable writing or debugging computer code than to... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Free Listing Companies: MandoMade, University Lab Partners (ULP)

Welcome back to these renewing free listings of the OC Startup Council! Marketing & Design: MandoMade - Santa Ana Incubators & Accelerators: University Lab Partners (ULP) - Irvine 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: Xchange Mall, Visual Concepts, Veros, ODK Media

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local senior software engineer, senior engine programmer, and visual designer job opportunities: Xchange Mall - Senior Software Engineer - Orange County A social entertainment super app. Visual Concepts - Senior Engine Programmer - Foothill Ranch The developer behind the 2K Sports games and the dominating success of the NBA 2K franchise.... Read more →

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Techstars & Kauffman Fellows Free Venture Deals Course Starts March 7th

Venture Deals Spring 2021 | March 7, 2021 - April 30, 2021 A free course from Kauffman Fellows and Techstars. Instructors: Brad Feld, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Foundry Group Jason Mendelson, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Foundry Group This unique course demystifies venture capital deals and startup financing to give both first-time and experienced entrepreneurs a definitive guide to... Read more →

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Irvine's Global Telecom Announces Board of Directors

Global Telecom Forms Board of Directors Irvine, CA – February 11, 2021 – Global Telecom, the only U.S.-based manufacturer of modules for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, today announced the formation of the company’s Board of Directors. The first three appointed members are: Ivo Rook, former Senior Vice President for Internet of Things at T-Mobile/Sprint. Until this past December, Rook... Read more →

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MedTech Minds© 2/23/21

MIx is proud to present MedTech Minds, a mastermind event for MedTech professionals. Join them Tuesday, February 23 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM via Zoom. Do you want insight to maximize your healthcare/MedTech career or business? Are you looking to create your own healthcare company, but don’t know where to start? Do you want perspective on what comes next in your... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: DivisionXR

Welcome to DivisionXR, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! DivisionXR is an innovation think tank dedicated to empowering companies to implement digital solutions on a global scale through dynamic forms of technology. DXR's team is composed of game-changing pioneers who’ve built some of the most immersive experiences in Entertainment, Technology, Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality, Gaming, Education, Retail,... Read more →

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How much capital should you raise?

An article we liked from Thought Leader Alex Iskold of Startup Hacks: How much capital should you raise? When you are going out to fundraise you need to decide how much capital to raise. A typical answer we hear looks something like this: We need to build X features in our product, and we need to hire Y people to... Read more →

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New Operate Podcast: Co-founder & Managing Partner of Moonshots Capital

Carey was super excited to have Kelly Perdew on the podcast. He has been an entrepreneur, an executive, an Apprentice, and for the last several years, a venture capitalist. He’s currently Managing Partner of Moonshots Capital, an early stage venture firm. He’s been a fixture in the So Cal startup and venture community for a long time. Kelly is a... Read more →

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