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Fundraising Tip for Founders: Revamp Your Storytelling Skills

An article we liked from Thought Leader James Currier of NFX: The 23 Rules of Storytelling For Fundraising As a Founder, you are the Chief Storyteller. You need to convince investors, employees, customers, partners, and journalists to give you the resources you need — you do that with your story, your narrative. A story is not about tricking people into doing... Read more →

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OCSC Startups Benefit: Nelson Mullins Special Deals on Legal Services

$15,000 legal services for new and growing startups from Nelson Mullins. OCSC GOLD Sponsor Nelson Mullins offers expert legal counsel to startups and investors nationwide on formation, financing, growth, and exit. Founders who have not yet incorporated can take advantage of their "Formation Package". This offers Delaware incorporation, bylaws, stock option plans, equity and service agreements, and other filings and... 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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Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs OC Happy Hour 7/5/22

Orange County startup founders and angel investors are invited to the next Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs Happy Hour. We'll be mixing and mingling with an emphasis on making new startup friends. Come join us to discuss entrepreneurial challenges. new early stage local ventures, and to help to support the Orange County startup ecosystem through mentoring, networking, and investment. Who: Stanford... Read more →

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Free: List your OC Startup and High Tech Jobs with us!

OC Tech Jobs Board: Hiring in Orange County for technical or software company positions? Submit your job listings and open positions here to the OC Startup Council so we can help you recruit for Orange County technology companies. Do you have open IT or related positions you’d like to hire for like these? You can post your IT, software, and... Read more →

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Renewing Orange County Startup Directory Free Listing: Rush Parcel Global, Inc.

Thank you to this renewing free listing in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: E-Commerce & Marketplaces - Rush Parcel Global, Inc. - Tustin 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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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Announces Third Annual Fund

Tech Coast Angels Orange County Fund for 2022 Continues to Provide Local Entrepreneurs with Startup Capital IRVINE, Calif. – June 15, 2022 -- Tech Coast Angels Orange County (TCA OC) today announced its third annual fund, TCA OC Fund 22, created to provide an additional source of capital for entrepreneurs and a new opportunity for angel investors. The fund is... Read more →

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10 Best Practices for Every Tech Entrepreneur

Thanks to OCSC Platinum Sponsor Withum for this valuable information about the technology industry: Ten Business Tips for Technology Entrepreneurs Written by Kenneth Johnson, CPA, Partner in Charge, Irvine, CA The technology industry is a fast-paced, dynamic environment that requires you to continuously focus on your business operations in a highly competitive market saturated with innovation, disruption, data privacy considerations... Read more →

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TCVN Summer Mixer: Hybrid Edition 6/30/22

TCVN Summer Mixer: Connect, Learn, & Grow Launching TCVN’s FIRST EVER Hybrid Summer Mixer for youth AND adults! Join them Thursday, June 30 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at the Eureka Building, 1621 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606. A lot is going on in the entrepreneurial and business startup space in OC! THIS is the meet up to attend this summer... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Cyrano.ai, INC

Thank you to Cyrano.ai, INC, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Cyrano.ai, INC: An artificial intelligence company focusing on improving the quality of conversations, not just transactional QnA. Effective communication is the single biggest advantage an individual or company can have, and they are bringing that ability to everyone. They are currently optimized for commercial deployments, though longer... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: OPTiFi, MIADVG, Dynamic, Apptricity, Surpath

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new front-end developer, software engineer, and senior java developer job opportunities: OPTiFi - Front-End Developer - Irvine The first derivatives DEX with portfolio margining and delta-neutral AMM vaults on Solana. MIADVG LLC - Software Engineer - Irvine A software development company created by innovators for innovators. Dynamic - A... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Free Listing: Completing Software Development

Welcome back to this renewing free listing of the OC Startup Council! Software Development: Completing - Laguna Niguel Visit this partner 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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OSCC Member Benefit - Free Oracle Cloud Credits

OC Startup Council member companies can now get up to 9,000 hours of FREE Cloud Hosting credits from Oracle. Oracle is offering our OC startup company members a unique acceleration program that starts with free cloud and expands to rich collaboration opportunities to engage with Oracle’s vast network of mentors, product experts, and customers. Qualified OC Startup Council Member companies... Read more →

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How to Overcome Obstacles as a Female Entrepreneur

An article we liked from Thought Leader Raija Haughn of Bankrate.com: Closing the gap: How to overcome obstacles as a female entrepreneur Women-owned businesses have been on the rise for years, increasing 21 percent from 2014 to 2019 while all businesses only increased by 9 percent. As of 2019, women owned 49 percent of all businesses, according to American Express’s... Read more →

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OC's Japa Health Announces Series Seed Round Funding

Japa Health Completes Closing of $1.245 Million Series Seed Round Funding With Smart Appliance Company Vesync Japa Health to Also Power VeSync’s Health App for Over 3 Million Users LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Japa Health, Inc., a digital health content creation, data aggregation and B2B health and wellness solutions provider, today announced the closing of a $1.245 million series seed round.... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Dreamhaven, Weedmaps, Proticom, SyncroMSP, Credit Union of Southern California

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new enterprise applications engineer, JAVA spring boot developer, and lead QA engineer job opportunities: Dreamhaven - Engineer, Publishing Platform - Irvine A video game developer and publisher based in Irvine, CA. Weedmaps - Enterprise Applications Engineer (Remote) - Irvine A leading technology and software infrastructure provider to the cannabis... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels’ Portfolio Company Recognized at ACA Summit

Tech Coast Angels’ Portfolio Company Healionics Honored with Angel Capital Association’s 2022 Luis Villalobos Award for Life Sciences Company aims to improve health and quality of life for dialysis patients IRVINE, Calif. – May 31, 2022 – Healionics, a Tech Coast Angels’ portfolio company, was honored with the Angel Capital Association’s (ACA) highest honor: the 2022 Luis Villalobos Award. Named... Read more →

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TiE Global Investor Summit - July 29-30

TiE Global in association with TiE SoCal Angels is organizing TiE Global Angels Investor Summit, one of the largest gathering of venture capitalists, angels, family offices, and individual investors in Southern California. This event will be the hotbed for networking, discussing trends & deal-making. Join them Friday, July 29 from 12:00PM to 9:00PM to Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 9:00AM... Read more →

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SoCal's Kareo and PatientPop Announce Partnership with Bellevue

Kareo and PatientPop’s Integrated Platform Leveraged by Pain Management and Wellness Specialists to Scale Practice All-in-One Solution Enables Provider in Washington State to Streamline Operational Processes and Boost Website Traffic IRVINE, Calif., May 31, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kareo, a leading provider of cloud-based clinical and practice management software solutions for independent healthcare practices and billing companies, and PatientPop, a market leader in... Read more →

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New OCSC Member: Full Spectrum HR Solutions LLC

Welcome to Full Spectrum HR Solutions LLC, a new Member of the OC Startup Council. Full Spectrum HR Solutions LLC: Your Full-Service HR Partner, they are natural problem solvers. HR Support is crucial for Small Businesses in California! A knowledgeable Human Resources Professional is essential for the overall health and survival of businesses in California. Allow Full Spectrum HR Solutions... Read more →

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