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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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Irvine's Undeniable Tech Jobs Growth

An article we liked from Thought Leader Tom Berg of Irvine Standard: REPORT: IRVINE AND REGION LEAD NORTH AMERICA IN TECH JOB GROWTH There is good news to report if you’re a tech professional, recent UC Irvine graduate or a STEM star at an Irvine high school. More tech jobs are gravitating to the region than anywhere in North America,... Read more →

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TCVN Fireside Chat with Pete DeAngelis! 9/23/21

Tech Coast Venture Network Presents : Fireside Chat with Pete DeAngelis Startup & Investment Insights Join them Thursday, September 23 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Concordia University Irvine, 1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA. Tech Coast Venture Network welcomes their featured entrepreneur Pete DeAngelis the President, CEO & Co-Founder of TrakPoint Solutions, he is the Cove Fund I & II Investment Committee... Read more →

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Why We Need More Women Founders

An article we liked from Thought Leader Jerome Knyszewski of his interview with Inbal Claudio: Inbal Claudio of Like Minded Collective: Why We Need More Women Founders & Here Is What We Are Doing To Make That Happen An Interview With Jerome Knyszewski Empower your daughters to know that anything is possible! I grew up with a father that always... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Member: Medical Innovation Exchange (MIX)

Thank you to Medical Innovation Exchange | MIX, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Medical Innovation Exchange | MIx is an organization of medical technology professionals fostering innovation and collaboration in healthcare. It holds educational and networking events for health care, life sciences, and medical device people and companies in Orange County, CA. Special Offer for OCSC Members:... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: United Hedging, Visual Concepts, Cloudvirga, Western Mutual Insurance Group

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new exchange engineer, cloud infrastructure engineer, and senior software front end developer job opportunities: United Hedging - Exchange Engineer - Irvine Enables retail and institutional investors to hedge or speculate on the outcome of future events. Visual Concepts - Senior Software Engineer, Animation (NBA) - Foothill Ranch Has been... Read more →

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Orange County's Jobot Hits $100 Million Amid Pandemic

AI Powered Recruiting Firm, Jobot, Refuses to Do Lay Offs and Hits $100 Million Amid Pandemic Despite Global Pandemic, Jobot Refused to Do Lay Offs and instead grew from over 100 experienced recruiters to over 300. Jobot Placed over 5,000 People in New, Upgraded Jobs NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., September 07, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jobot launched less than three years ago and just... Read more →

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Apply to Octane's Launchpad to Jumpstart Your Company's Success

Apply to Octane's Award Winning LaunchPad Accelerator You have a fantastic product, a great business plan and you're ready to finally start raising capital to launch your tech or medtech company. But what comes next? Refine your investor pitch with Octane's award-winning LaunchPad SBDC Accelerator! LaunchPad is a pro-bono service offered through support from the SBDC. The program offers: A... Read more →

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MedTech Minds© 10/6/21

Join Medical Innovation Exchange for a powerful session of brainstorming, organized Q&A, and effective peer-to-peer mentoring. Learn how to navigate the Medtech industry. Join them Wednesday, October 6 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at 5301 California Ave, Irvine, CA. Do you want insight to maximize your healthcare/MedTech career or business? Are you looking to create your own healthcare company, but don’t... Read more →

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Join the OCSC to boost your business!

Are you listed in the OC Startups Directory yet? Where's your startup? Or is your accounting firm, design agency, software development team, law firm, or venture capital fund listed in the OC Startup Ecosystem Directory? How about the school, incubator, non-profit, or community group you work with that helps early stage founders? WHAT? You're not listed yet? Why not?? The... Read more →

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How VCs Think (FOMO and FOLS!)

An article we liked from Thought Leader Gigi Levy-Weiss of NFX: Beyond their incentives and constraints, the other thing you need to understand to successfully negotiate VCs is their personal inner psychology. Now that you understand the incentive model, you must learn the psychology this incentive model creates. Certainly, the VC’s individual desire to solve certain big problems in the... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: SPACE GATE Corporation

Thank you to SPACE GATE Corporation, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! SPACE GATE Corporation develop carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas removal technology to reverse the impacts of global warming and assist companies and empower the public to reduce their collective carbon footprint. SPACE GATE Corporation was founded in 2015 by Michael Slaby. They believe in being part... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: PriceSpider, BENJI, Codazen, LightBox

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new software engineer, full stack developer, and full stack engineer job opportunities: PriceSpider - Software Engineer III - Crawling - Irvine An advanced retail data technology company that provides insights about consumer purchasing behavior. BENJI - React Native - Full stack developer - Costa Mesa Using fasting & diet... Read more →

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Registration for Pismo Ventures' NVPC Still Open

National Venture Plan Competition Final Countdown – Registration Ends September 30 There is still time to register and present to Investors, VCs, Angels Groups at the National Venture Plan Competition. Remember, you still need time to fill out the application, prefect your pitch, produce product/service video, fill out your first questionnaire and get ready to present live. Don't miss out... Read more →

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The Savvy Founder Episode 20 with Bill Waldo

Ep 20: Entrepreneurship – A decade in Review with Bill Waldo In another unscripted conversation, The Savvy Founder episode looks into the past 10+ years of entrepreneurship to see what we can learn from then and now. Bill Waldo, entrepreneur turned angel investor, provides those insights from then until now. They delve into both sides – the entrepreneurial mindset and... Read more →

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New OCSC Member: The Mackenzie Group

Welcome to The Mackenzie Group, a new Member of the OC Startup Council. The Mackenzie Group focuses on accelerating growth for businesses, from startups to established companies while utilizing a process leveraging the interplay of Vision, Leadership and Execution: VISION: Setting Direction and Purpose LEADERSHIP: Building and Aligning Capabilities EXECUTION: Accelerating Revenue via Collaboration and Extreme Customer Focus They work... Read more →

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What Founders Need to Know About Non-Disclosure Agreements

An article we liked from Thought Leader Bryce Warnes of Capbase: Should You Send Prospective Investors a Non-Disclosure Agreement? If you’re approaching a potential investor to pitch your startup, is it a good idea to have them sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) first? No. That is, except for a few specific—and rare—instances, there is almost no occasion when it’s wise... Read more →

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Importance of Founders’ Mental Health 9/15/21

Startup Grind workshop and fireside chat with Patrick Riley, CEO GAN Join them Wednesday, September 15 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM virtually. “I’m feeling so burnt” “I’m feeling exhausted” “I don’t know how long I can continue sprinting at this pace” “I can't turn off my mind, all I think about is work” Sound familiar? Being a founder is fast-paced with... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: SyncroMSP, Skyway Technologies, Crackerjack-IT, Planet DDS

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new principal software engineer, game engine engineer, and C# .Net / SQL server developer job opportunities: SyncroMSP - Principal Software Engineer, Ruby on Rails - Orange County The next generation all-in-one MSP platform. Skyway Technologies - Game Engine Engineer - Orange County Future of aeronotical logistics. Crackerjack-IT, Incorporated -... Read more →

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UCI Announces New Chief Innovation Officer

UCI names new chief innovation officer, Beall Applied Innovation executive director Errol Arkilic is a nationally recognized leader in technology transfer, entrepreneurship Irvine, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021— Errol Arkilic, a nationally recognized leader in technology transfer and entrepreneurship, has been named chief innovation officer at the University of California, Irvine and executive director for UCI Beall Applied Innovation (BAI). He... Read more →

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Understanding Equity Crowdfunding

An article we liked from Thought Leader Elliot Grossbard: Equity Crowdfunding Explained From Regulation A+ to Regulation CF, it can quickly become confusing and difficult to understand the limitations and potential for each. Starting with the basics, there are three types of crowdfunding where people invest their money into a private company in exchange for equity in the company (shares).... Read more →

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