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Irvine's U Launches Bootcamp Platform for Creators

U Announces Launch of the World’s First Bootcamp Platform for Creators IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2021-- U, Inc. announced today the launch of its creator platform that enables anyone to easily build, sell, and run their own bootcamp. Bootcamps on U are cohort-based courses that can be delivered live, on-demand or a mix of both and usually span several weeks.... Read more →

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Startup Tips on How to Attract and Keep Customers

An article we liked from Thought Leader Joe Procopio on Medium: Your Two-Sided Marketplace Startup Has Customers, Now What? Getting customers is one thing, keeping them is another Digital marketplaces have been a popular startup trend for a while, and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight. I still get a couple questions a week from founders of... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: CGTech, Chargezoom, Sonnet Technologies, Fixstars Solutions, U

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new local software engineer, back end engineer, and front end web developer job opportunities: CGTech - Software Engineer (Composites Applications) - Irvine A software development company at the forefront of simulation technology for manufacturing. Chargezoom - Senior Software Engineer (PHP) - Irvine Leading the digital transformation of the payments... Read more →

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AWS free Service Credits for OCSC Startup Member Companies

Would you like AWS to power your Orange County startup? If so, the OCSC can help your startup get $10,000 or even $25,000 of FREE service credits for Amazon Web Services. If your business is an AWS customer (or would like to be) these FREE AWS SERVICE CREDITS are essentially non-dilutive funding that Orange County startup company Members can use... Read more →

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The Differences Between Priced and Unpriced Startup Financing Rounds

An article we liked from Thought Leader Stefan Nagey of Capbase: Priced and Unpriced Financing Rounds: What are the differences? So, how do you get funding for your startup? Amidst the avalanche of new terminology you may be hearing as the founder of a startup, you’ve almost certainly heard the terms priced round and unpriced round. Below, I’ll break down... Read more →

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Irvine's ATTOM Announces CFO

ATTOM Hires Hi-Tech Financial Veteran Lionel Etrillard As Chief Financial Officer Etrillard's Strategic Vision Combined with His Extensive Financial and Operational Leadership Skills Will Help Drive ATTOM's Ongoing Expansion IRVINE, Calif., July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ATTOM, curator of the nation's premier property database, today announced that Lionel Etrillard has joined the ATTOM leadership team as chief financial officer. In... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Member: CEO Leadership Alliance OC

Thank you to CEO Leadership Alliance-OC, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council. CEO Leadership Alliance-OC is a collaborative effort led by purposeful CEOs who believe that contributing to the community is not only a responsibility, but the right thing to do. Their initiatives involve C-suite executives from some of the most prominent public and private companies who are... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Iteris, SaveDaily®, Base2 Solutions, Seed Technology

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new local software developer IV, software/SQL engineer, and frontend engineer job opportunities: Iteris, Incorporated - Developer, Software IV - Santa Ana The global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management. SaveDaily® - Software/SQL Engineer - Costa Mesa Their mission is to provide advice driven investment services to the mass market.... Read more →

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FreightPOP Raises $6M in Funding

FreightPOP Fuels Growth After Announcing New Funding Round led by Mercato's Prelude Fund Partners, Board Member and Key Leadership Appointments LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- FreightPOP, the leader in one-click, cloud logistics and transportation management software, today announced further investment and the appointment of a new board member and key engineering leadership to support acceleration of its... Read more →

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Seed Funding Guide for Startups

An article we liked from Visible.vc: Seed Funding for Startups: A 101 Guide This seed funding guide for startups will help you get started with this funding round. Learn when and how to raise seed funding. What Is seed funding? Seed funding is generally the earliest form of capital a startup will raise. In our post, Startup Funding Stages, we... Read more →

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New Orange County Startup Directory Free Listing: Nirveda Cognition

Welcome to this new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: Artificial Intelligence - Nirveda Cognition - Costa Mesa 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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Important Elements of an Investor Data Room

An article we liked from Thought Leader Matt Preuss of Visible.vc: What Should be in an Investor Data Room? An investor data room is a powerful tool to better your odds of a quick and efficient fundraising process. When setting out to raise capital for your business investors will often ask to see past financials and historical metrics. Having an... Read more →

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LearningFuze Alumni Panel 7/22/21

Want to know where LearningFuze alumni are today? Find out at their panel! Join them Thursday, July 22 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM via Zoom. LFZ Alumni Panel will be featuring 5 alumni panelists! They're excited to have you be present at this virtual event and encourage you to come up with questions to ask their panelists from the coding bootcamp... Read more →

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Recruiting for Tech Jobs? OCSC can help you recruit new hires!

Finding qualified high tech staff like programmers, developers, engineers, and other technical talent is competitive in Orange County. The OCSC can help! Posting your startup company job openings on our OC tech jobs board listings can help. At the OC Startup Council we're dedicated to helping grow the Orange County technology startup ecosystem. Our blog attracts a highly targeted, growing,... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Premium Startup Company Member: 1-800-Battery

Thank you to 1-800-Battery, a renewing Premium Member of the OC Startup Council! 1-800-Battery the Worlds First Disconnected Omni-Channel Platform. They are reinventing the auto parts market by creating the finest geolocation eCommerce platform and leveraging its unique omni-channel integrations. They are the pioneer of a disruptive business model: Connecting geolocated consumers with independent retail brick and mortar or mobile... Read more →

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Free Startup Fundraising Office Hours with MasterMinds Scott Fox

Next free MasterMinds Startup Fundraising Office Hours livestream is Wednesday, July 28 at 12 Noon PT. Join us LIVE and bring questions about raising money for your startup! Register FREE here now on EventBrite: https://mastermindsofficehours.eventbrite.com Want to know how to find investors? Or practice your investor pitch to get some friendly feedback? Or maybe you have questions about venture strategy,... Read more →

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UCI Beall Applied Innovation Builds International Partnerships

UCI Beall Applied Innovation Connects the World to California and the US UC Irvine (UCI) Beall Applied Innovation, located in UCI Research Park, was established to bring campus-based discoveries and entrepreneurship together with Orange County’s business community to support job creation and economic growth. Since Applied Innovation opened its doors in 2015, it has done exactly that. Through expediting technology... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Quantum Computing Report

Thank you to Quantum Computing Report, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council: Quantum Computing Report provides news, analysis, and other data about the emerging market for quantum computers and associated software. Is the leading market analysis site for quantum computing. It has the highest quality international audience of readers including executives at quantum computing companies, venture capitalists, government... Read more →

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Cap Tables

An article we liked from Thought Leader Yin Wu of Pulley: We’ve built cap tables for 1000+ companies and 200+ YC companies. Here are the top questions we get asked about equity👇 Pulley has built cap tables for 1000+ companies and 200+ YC companies, and have worked with everyone from seed stage startups to unicorns such as Clubhouse and Fast.... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: CU Direct, TollFreeForwarding.com, Spireon, DataFox, Graze

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new local senior DevOps engineer, software developer, and full-stack developer job opportunities: CU Direct - Software Engineer - Irvine Delivers enterprise lending and technology solutions. TollFreeForwarding.com - Senior DevOps Engineer - Orange County The #1 provider of international virtual phone numbers & international call forwarding services. Spireon - Sr.... Read more →

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