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Irvine Tech Week is NOW!!

RIGHT NOW in Irvine there are DOZENS of panels, Happy Hours, resource fairs, pitch opportunities, open houses, a Techstars hackathon, and even a 5k Fun Run waiting for you! In other words, Irvine Tech Week is THIS WEEK April 15-21, 2024. Community groups and companies across the #GrowthOC ecosystem are working together to bring you the largest collection of startup... Read more →

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KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator in the U.S. - Apply Today!

Are you ready to unleash the power of your tech innovation? If the answer is ‘yes’, entering the fourth annual KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator competition is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss. If you’re like most tech innovators, the entrepreneurial journey has taken many routes of exploration and progress. The Private Enterprise Tech Innovator competition is helping to... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: Pixie Services

Welcome to Pixie Services, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! Pixie Services is a mobile app that connects customers and car wash service providers, making the car wash experience more convenient. Their mission is to simplify the car wash experience for busy people, eliminating the need to visit conventional car wash facilities. OC Startups Directory Category: Consumer Services... Read more →

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Top 3 Most Common Fundraising Mistakes

An article we liked from Thought Leader Ash Rust: Stop Making these Common Fundraising Mistakes Fundraising has few guidelines and you won’t get feedback from most investors who pass. You will have more success and spend less time fundraising if you avoid the familiar pitfalls. Here are 3 of the most common mistakes and how to avoid them: Raising without... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: Universal Informatics LLC

Welcome to Universal Informatics LLC, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! Universal Informatics LLC - Their Universal UI technology is the cheapest and easiest way to create software products that work on virtually any device. A software technology company that unifies platforms and universalize solutions. Their technologies allow faster and cheaper development of products that can be deployed... Read more →

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Irvine Tech Week is HERE!!

Have you registered yet?? There are DOZENS of panels, Happy Hours, resource fairs, pitch opportunities, open houses, a Techstars hackathon, and even a 5k Fun Run coming to town THIS WEEK April 15-21, 2024. We're bringing you the largest collection of startup events that Irvine has ever seen - all to showcase the thriving Orange County innovation ecosystem. Learn more... Read more →

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Women Founders Pitch 4/25/24

A Showcase of Diverse and Disruptive Startups The Orange County Women’s Business Center, in partnership with the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, Golden Seeds and TCA Venture Group, invites you to attend their upcoming entrepreneur showcase as they take a first look at five of their top women-led companies. Join them Thursday, April 25 from 12:00PM to 2:30PM at... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Startup Company Member: CYVATAR.AI

Thank you to CYVATAR.AI, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! CYVATAR.AI: Cybersecurity as a Service - Fully Managed Security Strategy: From implementation and configuration to continuous remediation, Cyvatar makes cybersecurity effortless for your business. Cyvatar makes cybersecurity effortless for all by delivering successful outcomes using exceptional people, processes, and technologies. As the first subscription cybersecurity as a service... Read more →

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Southern California Lender Roundtable 4/25/24

Join the Orange County Inland Empire SBA and SBDC for lunch and a discussion on the current landscape of small business lending, including key updates on the state’s SSBCI funds. Hear from the SBA on the 7A, 504, and Community Advantage loans and network with your peers. Join them Thursday, April 25 from 12:00PM to 2:30PM at Irvine Marriott, 18000... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: MyPath.ai

Thank you to MyPath.ai, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! MyPath.ai is an AI-based personal career navigator that helps people to assess their unique skills & interests to custom-fit a career path for each user. OC Startups Directory Category: Artificial Intelligence AI Education (Get a listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory here.) Read more →

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Irvine Tech Week Community Happy Hour! Sponsored by Withum 4/19/24

The OC Startup Council invites you to celebrate Irvine Tech Week with OC startup founders, investors, and friends at a fun community Happy Hour sponsored by Withum! Come to mix and mingle with Orange County's best entrepreneurs, startup employees, angel investors, VCs, marketing pros, developers, attorneys, HR execs, educators, designers, engineers, and everyone who is helping accelerate the #GrowthOC startup... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Premium Startup Company Member: House of Flow

Thank you to House of Flow, a renewing Premium Healthcare Tech Member of the OC Startup Council! House of Flow is pioneering the next generation of wellness centers, one that addresses physical fitness, emotional well being, and connection to community. Through integrating state of the art functional medicine, psychology, and biohacking with ancient time-tested practices, House of Flow offers members... Read more →

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Webinar: Tech Advisory Talks – ERP 4/23/24

Is your tech company ready to supercharge its ERP system? Join Withum’s Tech Advisory for an insightful webinar where they delve into the world of ERP Optimization. Join them Tuesday, April 23 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM (2:00PM to 3:00PM ET) online. Whether you’re using Oracle NetSuite, Sage Intacct, or Microsoft Business Central, this session is tailored to help you extract... Read more →

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TiE Global Angels Investor Summit 2024

TiE Global Angels is organizing the TiE Global Angels Investor Summit 2024 in collaboration with TiE SoCal and TiE SoCal Angels. This is one of the largest gathering of venture capitalists, angels, family offices, and individual investors in Southern California. Join them Friday, April 26 from 8:00AM to 6:30PM at Hyatt Regency, 200 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802.... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Healthcare Tech Startup Company Member: MedLance

Thank you to MedLance, a renewing Life Sciences Member of the OC Startup Council! MedLance: Empowering medical technology development by connecting companies and startups with world-class MedTech freelancers. At MedLance, they facilitate the growth of medical technology talent using a digital platform framework. Founded by MedTech professionals, they know the challenge of finding quality, on-demand resources, and healthcare information. Their... Read more →

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Startup World Cup OC/LA Regional Competition 4/30/24

10 startups will compete for the title of OC/LA Regional Winner! The winner goes to the Global Grand Finale in San Francisco from 10/2-10/4/2024 for a $1 million USD investment prize. Join them Tuesday, April 30 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at UCI Beall Applied Innovation @ the Cove, 5270 California Avenue, # 100 Irvine, CA 92617. If you love Shark... Read more →

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Face to Face with Investors #IrvineTechWeek 4/17/24

TCA Venture Group invites you to Face-to-Face with Investors! Event Focus: Strategies for Startup Value Creation Discover how to create value for your startup company at this exclusive event by navigating "Product-Market Fit." Join us Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at Quail Hill Community Center, 39 Shady Canyon Dr, Irvine, CA 92603. Attend for Tech Coast Angels' signature... Read more →

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Urban Workshop: New OCSC Bronze Sponsor

Thank you to Urban Workshop, a new Bronze Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Urban Workshop: With over $1m worth of manufacturing equipment available, shared manufacturing space, and a supportive community, Urban Workshop presents the best opportunity for your product based business to thrive. Short duration training and mentoring teaches everything needed to run the equipment, make your own prototypes,... Read more →

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Life Science Startup Symposium 5/23/24

Pismo Ventures’ Startup Symposium features some of the best and most investment-worthy startups offering startups one of the biggest opportunities to raise capital. You don’t want to miss this virtual event if you are seeking to raise capital. Join them Thursday, May 23 from 12:15PM to 3:15PM online. Investors from all over the nation participate looking for great Life Science... Read more →

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Capital Currents: Navigating the Investment Landscape

Thanks to OCSC Platinum Sponsor Withum for this valuable information about the technology industry: Keeping Up With Venture Capital Trends Venture Capital (VC) firms are a major funding source for e-commerce companies; however, funding has been on a decline compared to the record-setting 2021 levels. According to Crunchbase, Q4 2022 declined 13% compared to Q3 2022, and for the 2022... Read more →

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