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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 our community. Read on for the latest news updates from around the Orange County high tech and software startup ecosystem - and subscribe for free news updates by email, too! Whether your... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Wavicle Data Solutions, Bhandari IT Solutions, Genea, Xchange Mall, Decision Minds

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local full stack software engineer, full-stack mobile developer, and senior web developer job opportunities: Wavicle Data Solutions - Full Stack Software Engineer - Irvine A trusted cloud, data and analytics consulting and development partner for businesses. Bhandari IT Solutions - Full-Stack Mobile Developer | QuickBlox or Similar messaging... Read more →

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Intrapreneurship & Entrepreneurship Virtual Conference 8/27/20

Intrapreneurship & Entrepreneurship: Two Sides of the Innovation Coin Join Tech Coast Angels OC & Executive Next Practices on Thursday, August 27 from 9:00AM to 12:30PM online. This virtual summit will focus on using innovation to rebound and reinvigorate companies after the COVID 19 crisis as well as drive future revenue growth. Since innovation occurs within entrepreneurs and within companies... Read more →

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National Venture Plan Competition 8/3/20 - 9/7/20

Applications are Open - Early Bird Registration This event is open to both competitors and spectators. Join Pismo Ventures Monday, August 3 to Monday, September 7, 2020 online. Pismo Ventures calls on all startups and entrepreneurs anywhere in the US! The National Venture Plan Competition offers ventures the opportunity to present their business, obtain honest and expert feedback from experienced... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: Piper

Welcome to Piper, a new Members of the OC Startup Council! Piper is a lifestyle company, that produces innovative accessories for busy lives designing and sell high-end, organic, washable bags inspired by the Newport aesthetic and California casual luxury. They focus on the new and pandemic-appropriate idea that there should be innovative canvas bags (for busy lifestyles), that are as... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: MobilityWare, Black Swan Data, DRM Resources, PeopleNTech, Veritis

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local senior software engineer, java developer, and SFDC developer job opportunities: MobilityWare - Senior Software Engineer - Client/Unity (Card Games) - Irvine The original Solitaire app developer. Black Swan Data - Java Developer - Huntington Beach Revolutionizing research with data science. DRM Resources - SQL Developer & Tech... Read more →

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Valuation Trends and Insights with John Harbison, Chairman Emeritus of TCA 8/10/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join them Monday, August 10 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on YouTube. Join JJ Richa of Pismo Ventures in a fireside chat with John Harbison to discuss valuations and their trends. Valuation is a mysterious black box that ultimately determines whether there is sufficient demand among investors to get a company adequately funded. GET MORE EVENT INFO... Read more →

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You have to start somewhere... like Google did. (video)

Every big company started small but committed to making a little bit of progress each day. Did you know that Google was the 17th search engine for the World Wide Web when it launched in 1998? No "first mover" advantage there! Google’s first office was in a garage. The company’s sixth employee made this video tour of the office in... Read more →

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MasterMinds Startup Accelerator with Tech Coast Angels OC President Q&A #42

ENTREPRENEURS: Bring your tech startup questions and investor pitches to MasterMinds Accelerator Workshop #42 - with special guest the President of Tech Coast Angels OC! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: http://masterminds42.eventbrite.com Hear Special Guest Speaker, David Friedman, President of Tech Coast Angels OC, the largest startup angel investing group in the US, plus enjoy Q&A networking with tech startup founders, learn... Read more →

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Irvine's Global Telecom Launches New TITAN 5000 

Global Telecom Launches 5G Modem for the Internet of Things Cutting-edge antenna design makes the company’s TITAN series of modems among the most reliable anchors for IoT networks. Irvine, CA – July 30, 2020 – Global Telecom, the only U.S. manufacturer of modules for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, today launched an update of its TITAN line of advanced modems,... Read more →

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LearningFuze Demo Day [Virtual] 8/12/20

Hiring developers? Meet high-quality students at LearningFuze Demo Day! Join them Wednesday, August 12 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM online. Are you hiring but would rather meet the person behind the application instead? Are you just a huge fan of LearningFuze and want to support their students? If you said yes to any of the above questions, join them for LearningFuze's... Read more →

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VC Speaker Series with Morgan Mahlock 8/7/20

Join UCI Beall Applied Innovation for a conversation with Morgan Mahlock, investor at In-Q-Tel. Join them Friday, August 7 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM via Zoom. They’ll discuss how they identify startups and work with the venture capital community to identify cutting-edge technology that has the potential for commercial success and high national security impact. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: 777 Partners, Sumeru Solutions, SetSchedule, Cogility Software, Acorns

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local backend developer, technical lead, and software engineer job opportunities: 777 Partners - Backend Developer - Newport Beach Private investment firm that invests across a number of high growth attractive verticals with a strong focus on financial services. Sumeru Solutions - Technical Lead - Lake Forest An organization... Read more →

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Early Pitch Decks of 15 Startups that Led to Success

An article we liked from CB Insights: The Early Pitch Decks Of 15 Startups Before They Became Billion-Dollar Companies See the early pitch decks of 15 unicorn companies (and exited unicorns), including LinkedIn (before it had a dime of revenue) and Uber when it was still UberCab. Notching a billion-dollar valuation as a private tech company is hard, exiting at... Read more →

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Irvine's Vincit Recognized by Stevie Awards

Vincit, an Orange County-based software development and design agency, receives nationwide recognition in Human Resources with Stevie Award. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers are an international business awards competition that are open to all organizations worldwide. The awards recognize the world's best companies to work for, and the HR teams, professionals, achievements, new products, and suppliers that help to... Read more →

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Nominations for Maschoff Brennan Annual Student Innovator Scholarship

Nominations are now open for the Annual Maschoff Brennan Student Innovator Scholarship. They are looking for students who are are bright, passionate and creative and who are striving to make a difference in innovation. Applications are due by August 7. The recipient will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship during the Orange County Business Journal’s Innovator of the Year awards on... Read more →

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City of Anaheim Small Business Relief Grant Informational Webinar

The City of Anaheim is launching a Small Business Relief Grant, which is funded through CARES Act monies by Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner. It offers up to $10,000 to Anaheim small businesses that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus. Grant funds may be used for payroll, capital, equipment, and operating expenses. These funds are only available to businesses... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: PriceSpider, DYODE, Meta Technologies, FreightPOP

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local lead software engineer, frontend shopify developer, and software development engineer job opportunities: PriceSpider - Lead Software Engineer (Go) - Irvine An advanced retail data technology company that provides insights about consumer purchasing behavior. DYODE - Frontend Shopify Developer - Placentia An industry recognized eCommerce agency. Meta Technologies... Read more →

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Fixing the Top Fundraising Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Make 8/3/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join them Monday, August 3 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on YouTube. Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Scott Fox, CEO of the OC Startup Council, for a discussion of the top mistakes that early stage entrepreneurs make when pitching their startups for funding. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more events? Please see the... Read more →

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Should You Go Ahead With Your Idea?

An article we liked from Thought Leader Rob Hope of Indie Hackers: A checklist to help green-light your next idea... So you have an itching side-project idea but struggling to justify if you should work on it. Here is a comprehensive guide I’ve put together to help decide if you should green-light that idea. You can download the printable checklist... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: Founder, CEO of CISO Share

Mike Gentile is the founder and CEO of CISO Share, which provides on-demand professional services in the information security space, including their unique “security program as a service.” He has been a leader in the infosec (as it’s known) space for a long time. Mike has been doing security research and program development for all kinds of organizations, from bootstrapped... Read more →

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