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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 the Southern California community. Read on for the latest news updates from around the Orange County, California high tech and software startup ecosystem - and subscribe for free news updates by email,... Read more →

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Founders - What do you think of these JOBS Act 4.0 Proposals?

Ten years ago the bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 was signed into law providing expanded pathways for capital formation for small businesses and startups. While the JOBS Act represented a significant legislative step, many businesses still struggle to raise needed capital and struggle with costly regulatory burdens, particularly following the pandemic. Republicans on the Senate Finance... Read more →

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Free AWS Credits for OC Startups

Does AWS power your Orange County startup? 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 to grow their businesses. LEARN... Read more →

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Free Livestream Startup Fundraising Office Hours - Tuesday

Our Next free MasterMinds Startup Fundraising Office Hours livestream is Tuesday, May 24 at 12 Noon PT. Startup Entrepreneurs – Free LIVE Fundraising Q&A with Angel Investor/Serial Founder/Startup Expert Scott Fox Join us LIVE and bring questions about raising money for your startup! Bring your startup questions to the Startup Council’s FREE founder fundraising “Office Hours”. You'll get FREE expert... Read more →

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First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase 2022 6/7/22

First Look SoCal 2022 by Alliance for SoCal Innovation and the Los Angeles Venture Association An annual celebration of the best early-stage teams commercializing deep tech and life science breakthroughs from the top research institutions in Southern California Join them Tuesday, June 7 from 9:30AM to 7:30PM at Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. (Hybrid Event Format: in-person with livestream for... Read more →

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What Exactly is the Metaverse?

An article we liked from Thought Leaders Liz Harkavy, Eddy Lazzarin, Arianna Simpson of a16z crypto: 7 Essential Ingredients of a Metaverse There has been a lot of buzz about “the metaverse” since its coinage in the ‘90s, but especially during the pandemic (given the surge in online activity), and even more so after Facebook changed its name to Meta.... Read more →

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VC Trends According to KPMG Private Enterprise’s Venture Pulse Report

US Venture Capital Investment Falls from 2021 Highs but Should Remain Robust, Says KPMG Private Enterprise’s Venture Pulse Report Geopolitical uncertainty and supply chain challenges drive renewed emphasis on support technologies US Venture Capital (VC) investment declined for Q1 2022 from 2021’s record-breaking levels, although it remained substantially higher than every quarter prior to 2021, according to the latest edition... Read more →

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OCSC New Bronze Sponsor: TiE SoCal Angels

Welcome to the TiE SoCal Angels a new Bronze Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! TiE SoCal Angels is a network of successful entrepreneurs, professionals, and highly educated individuals who are now turning their passion for business into investments and mentorship for the next generation. Started by a handful of dedicated individuals in the 1990s, TiE SoCal Angels formalized the... Read more →

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A Closer Look at Stock Dilution

A Thought Leadership article we liked from Propel(x): Stock Dilution in Startup Investing — Good or Bad? So, you have taken the plunge and invested in a startup and received your stock. But what happens in the future when new investors come in? It is important for you to understand stock dilution. What is Stock Dilution? Stock dilution happens when... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: TAMMIRA, INC.

Thank you to TAMMIRA, INC., a new Member of the OC Startup Council! TAMMIRA, INC. is a wellness and beauty marketplace where service providers and consumers connect in real-time, personalized (one-to-one) on a mobile app. They help providers build their business on their mobile phones and help consumers get personalized and trusted wellness and beauty advice from professionals, manufacturers, and... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: RXMG, Zeek Interactive, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alpha Fiber

Orange County startups are hiring engineers! Check out these new full stack PHP engineering team lead, web engineer, and sr. data & ML engineer job opportunities: RXMG - Full Stack PHP Engineering Team Lead / PHP-Laravel + VueJs (Remote) - Irvine A California-based performance marketing company. Zeek Interactive - Web Engineer (Fully Remote) - Huntington Beach Have been building brilliant... Read more →

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Introducing Startup Trail: A Game About The Policy Challenges Tech Startups Face

Can you survive the Startup Trail? Try guiding your own startup from inception to IPO in a fun, new browser-playable startup policy simulator game called Startup Trail. The free game is built to help everyone better appreciate the many policy, legal, and regulatory challenges faced by US startup founders today. It's your chance to act as a startup CEO and... Read more →

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Irvine's Pismo Ventures Announces Internship Matching Services

Announcing the Pismo Ventures Matching Services! Matching companies with interns at no cost! Our goal is to provide opportunities for host companies, like yours, to be matched with motivated students through no cost virtual/remote internship opportunities. This matching service will bring you the help you need to move your business forward while providing mentorship to students eager to learn and... Read more →

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Start Your Company on Capbase (OCSC Member Discount)

Capbase makes it easy to set up and run a new company. Setting up a new company can be difficult, confusing, and expensive. Instead, Capbase helps startup founders incorporate, divide equity with co-founders, issue shares, create cap tables, and raise funds from investors - all from one convenient online platform. Capbase's cloud-based software quickly takes your new company beyond the... Read more →

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New OC Ecosystem Directory Free Listing: Socium Security

Welcome to this new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Consulting: Socium Security - Rancho Santa Margarita (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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KPMG Global Innovator Competition Now Open for Applications

Thanks to OCSC Silver Sponsor KPMG for this information: Apply to KPMG’s 2nd Annual Global Tech Innovator Competition Do you know a business who's ready to be a future tech titan? We recognize that innovative technology companies in the U.S. are introducing tech breakthroughs that are transforming businesses and disrupting entire industries. It’s why we’re so excited to be introducing... Read more →

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TiE SoCal Women Fast Pitch Launch 5/11/22

TiE SoCal is organizing the Women Fast Pitch Event with their community partner Women Founders Network. Join them Wednesday, May 11 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at Expert Dojo, 395, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, United States. TiE SoCal have invited all women-founded and co-founded companies to pitch to investors and learn about their TiE Global Women Competition with prizes totaling... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: Elaqua Marine Inc

Welcome to Elaqua Marine Inc, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! Elaqua Marine Inc manufactures a production-ready personal watercraft (jet ski) which is fully electric, made using industry 4.0 manufacturing techniques, and which integrates modern software and communication features for an entirely new, luxurious, and sustainable personal watercraft experience. OC Startups Directory Category: Hardware Mobility & Transportation (Get... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Quantum Electronic Payments, cFive Solutions, ATTOM, Fixstars Solutions, e-PlanSoft™

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new senior application developer, machine vision engineer, and full-stack software engineer job opportunities: Quantum Electronic Payments - WordPress Developer/Designer - Anaheim Offers truly innovative payment processing solutions to businesses of varying ranges. cFive Solutions - Senior Application Developer - Anaheim Provides software that aids community supervision agencies. ATTOM -... Read more →

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Chapman Seeks Industry Partners for Free Engineering Internships

Chapman Engineering Student Accelerator: Creating Industry Partnerships to Retain Orange County Talent The Chapman Engineering Student Accelerator (CESA) is an innovative new internship program launched within the Fowler School of Engineering. CESA is tailor made for companies seeking to build robust employment pipelines in Orange County. Through the CESA partnership, companies receive year-round Chapman engineering student interns with Chapman footing... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Sponsor: Blue C Creative Marketing Agency

Thank you to Blue C Creative Marketing Agency, a renewing Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Blue C Creative Marketing Agency is an Orange County based, full service creative marketing and advertising agency. Since 1998, they have been transforming brands by helping them solve marketing challenges, developing strategies that allow them to outshine the competition and repositioning them for the... Read more →

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