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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 and life science startups in the Southern California community. Read on for the latest news updates from around the Orange County, California high tech, software, hardware, medtech, biotech, and life sciences startup ecosystem -... Read more →

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OCSC Gold Sponsor: Nelson Mullins

Thank you to Nelson Mullins, a Gold Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Nelson Mullins: Expert Legal Counsel to Startups and Investors Nationwide on Formation, Financing, Growth, and Exit. They are globally renowned for their high-quality, responsive, pragmatic representation of entrepreneurial tech, life sciences, and consumer enterprises and the investors who support them. With a compelling value proposition comprised of... Read more →

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UC Irvine Launches UNA-OC Student Chapter: Empowering Global Innovators

UCI ANTrepreneur Center Spearheads New UNA-OC Student Chapter to Advance Sustainability Known for its robust sustainability initiatives, the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) is now offering students a new avenue to get involved and make a difference. The ANTrepreneur Center at UC Irvine has announced the creation of the university’s first student chapter of the United Nations Association of... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Omnigarde LLC

Thank you to Omnigarde LLC, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Omnigarde LLC is a startup company with an aggressive plan to become a leader in the biometric security market using artificial intelligence(AI). In the short period of its inception, OMNIGARDE has demonstrated its ability in building top-tier biometric technologies when compared to the major industry's competition. To... Read more →

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VC Money Management: A Peek Inside Their Spending Strategy

An article we liked from Thought Leader Chris Neumann of Panache Ventures: 🎵 IF I HAD A (HUNDRED) MILLION DOLLARS 🎵 Thinking about how to spend money is something that VCs do regularly. In venture capital, “portfolio construction” refers to how a fund “spends” (invests) its capital. How much is invested in new companies vs. follow-on investments? How big should... Read more →

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KPMG 2024 Tech Innovator Competition - Deadline Approaching!

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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Crafting Success in the Crypto Universe

Thanks to OCSC Platinum Sponsor Withum for this valuable information about the technology industry: Navigating Risk: Best Practices for Managing Crypto and Digital Asset Investments The crypto and digital asset market operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Without proper risk management, institutional firms become susceptible to the risk of financial loss by way... Read more →

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Celebrate Irvine 6/27/24

The Greater Irvine Chamber's annual "Celebrate Irvine" luncheon and awards program recognizes businesses and individuals in the greater Irvine community that have demonstrated the principles of community service, volunteerism, and the best traditions of good corporate citizenship. Join them Thursday, June 27 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM at Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, CA. Companies and individuals will be... Read more →

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New Orange County Startup Directory Listing: IntelliSync AI

Welcome to this new startup listing in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: Real Estate Prop Tech: IntelliSync AI - 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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Applications Now Open for TiE Women Program 2024

The Tie SoCal chapter is very excited to announce their TiE Women Global competition. The vision of TiE Women is to embrace, engage, and empower women entrepreneurs across the globe, inclusive of all stages of an enterprise, origin, standing, or background. Tie SoCal is calling for applications for their global pitch competition. If you are a woman entrepreneur with a... Read more →

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Angel Investor Startup Fundraising Office Hours Replay

Our free Startup Fundraising Video Office Hours help early stage company founders learn how to raise money for their startups. The fun, friendly live video Q&A sessions answer financing and strategy questions from entrepreneurs from all over the world with FREE expert startup advice. The latest free lunchtime session hosted by our CEO, Scott Fox, was May 28. To watch... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Supporting Member: Portola Valley Partners

Thanks to Portola Valley Partners, a renewing Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council. Portola Valley Partners provides unique growth, investment, and M&A services to data-focused, emerging-growth software companies. Their model elevates companies' chances for success by establishing sustainable revenue and improving products while strengthening valuations in short periods of time. Customers obtain stronger, faster, and higher value exits. OC... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: SuperMoney, Better Debt Solutions, RXMG, Finfare, Iteris

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new software engineer, frontend engineer, and sr. embedded software engineer job opportunities: SuperMoney - Software Engineer - Orange County Helping people achieve their financial goals. Better Debt Solutions - Graphic Designer - Irvine Dedicated to empowering individuals and families facing financial hardships. RXMG - Senior Software Engineer (PHP/Laravel) -... Read more →

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OC's TCA VG Announces Strategic Partnership with Pegasus

TCA Venture Group and Pegasus Angel Accelerator Announce Collaborative Agreement IRVINE, Calif. – May 23, 2024 -- TCA Venture Group (TCA VG) and Pegasus Angel Accelerator (Pegasus) today announced that Pegasus will co-brand with TCA VG and become a member of the TCA Venture Group through a collaborative agreement that benefits both investors and entrepreneurs. For TCA VG investors, it... Read more →

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SoCal Startup Day 6/12/24

Meet hundreds of investors, startups and resources in this jam packed half-day event. SoCal Startup Day is your one-stop-shop to connect with regions top investor groups, organizations, and startup services under one roof. Join them on Wednesday, June 12 from 12:00PM to 9:00PM at Hangar 244, 8000 Great Park Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618. The 2024 SoCal Startup Day will feature... Read more →

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OCSC Bronze Sponsor: Cake Equity

Thank you to Cake Equity, a Bronze Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Cake Equity - The best stock options solutions for early stage startups. Cake streamlines and automates many of the complex steps, to help founders have awesome capital raising and stock option plans. Building the value of your equity is one of the most important and difficult aspects... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Member: CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship

Thank you to CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council. CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship - Whether you are starting a business or are growing one, the CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship is here to help you take your business to the next level. OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Education Startup Advisor Visit this partner to learn... Read more →

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OC's ONSCREEN, Inc. Joins Elite AgeTech Collaborative Accelerator Program

ONSCREEN, Inc. Accepted into AgeTech Collaborative™ from AARP Accelerator ONSCREEN's acceptance into the accelerator builds on its potential to address challenges facing older adults through its intuitive, TV-based platform. ORANGE COUNTY, CA, USA, May 9, 2024 -- ONSCREEN, Inc., a leader in AI-enabled and TV-based senior care technology, is proud to announce a major development that strengthens its capability to... Read more →

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California Innovation Takes Center Stage in New UCI Mural Project

Art Meets Innovation: Calling UC Irvine Artists to Visualize California’s Innovation Hubs At the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine), the UCI ANTrepreneur Center is known for its dynamic approach to fostering entrepreneurship among students. In an exciting new collaboration with Parker Dewey, the Center is launching a mural project that will not only beautify the campus but also serve... Read more →

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Legal Contracts for Startup Success: Essential Do's and Don'ts

An article we liked from Thought Leader Irina Kukuyeva: Do's and Don'ts of Legal Contracts Please raise your hand if you run your own business or have your own start-up. Please keep it raised… if you understood every single word in the last contract you signed. You no longer have your hand raised?!… Then this blog post is for you... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Xpede

Thank you to Xpede, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Xpede provides fast, reliable and affordable on-demand delivery of personal & business items (like keys, cell phones, dry cleaners, office files, etc.), packages (60 lbs. & under), and envelopes (regular and legal) to local communities and businesses. Xpede is a B2B2C2C type of business and their service can... Read more →

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