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November 2018

Tech Coast Venture Network Holiday Party 12/4

You're invited to TCVN's 2018 Holiday Party! Join TCVN and other startup and early stage venture industry professionals on Tuesday December 4, 6-9pm at Muldoon's Irish Pub in Newport Beach for a holiday celebration. Southern California industry professionals will be hosting an evening of networking, tasty appetizers and fun festivities. Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Thomas House!... Read more →

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OC User Groups Holiday Bash 2018

Celebrate the holidays at the 3rd Annual OC User Group Holiday Party 2018! Check out a free, festive event at Peoplespace in Irvine on December 6th at 6:30pm for the OC user groups community. There will be food, drinks and a raffle, too. This is a joint group effort by the following meetup groups OWASP Open Web Application Security Project... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels announce SWS Venture Capital as new Affiliate Member

OC’s leading angel investment group, Tech Coast Angels (TCA), recently announced that the venture capital firm SWS Venture Capital (SWS) joined its network as an affiliate member. Steve Streit, the General Partner and Chairman of SWS, received capital and mentorship from TCA when he founded Green Dot, which is now a multi-billion-dollar publicly-traded NYSE company. “This is truly a full-circle... Read more →

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$2.5 Million for Nimble's Eco-Friendly Electronics Startup

Nimble, an Orange County-based consumer tech brand committed to creating sustainably made electronics, announced its equity round investment of $1.5 million led by Okapi Capital, with additional funding provided by early stage investor, PivotNorth Capital. The financing will be used to fund all Nimble’s initial costs, including product development, production, distribution and marketing. Jeff Bocan, partner at Okapi, and Tim... Read more →

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Coming Soon: 4th Annual Tech the Halls!

Join Eureka, LearningFuze, and Startup Grind Irvine on December 13th 6pm to 9pm at the Eureka Building for the 4th Annual OC Tech Holiday Party. It will be a holiday-themed evening bringing together developers, aspiring developers, and hiring tech companies. Ugly sweaters welcome! Check https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-tech-the-halls-tickets-52059508391 for more information soon! Want to Demo at Tech the Halls? You'll be able to... Read more →

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Standards Body Validates OC Startup's Disruptive Technology

Irvine startup NGD Systems Co-Chairs New SNIA Computational Storage Technical Work Group TWG activities will set the framework for standardization and interoperability of industry product offerings IRVINE, Calif. – November 12, 2018 – Today NGD Systems announced that they have joined a newly formed SNIA Technical Work Group (TWG) that will focus on Computational Storage. The purpose of the Computational... Read more →

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Startup Concentration in Orange County

Where are the most startups located in Orange County? Our region is fragmented geographically, so real estate firm JLL recently put their researchers to work to help answer that question that we all keep asking about our local startup ecosystem. The result? A beautiful visualization of early stage company locations in the OC here: https://jll.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=e74daf0689d6419883d4cc419d6f2bfa The heat map of JLL's... Read more →

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UCI 2019 New Venture Competition Kick Off

The 2019 New Venture Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business is calling all entrepreneurs! The annual startup competition is hosted by the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It offers all UCI students, staff and affiliates an opportunity to form a team, launch a startup, and potentially fund their new startup business idea - all in five months!... Read more →

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How to find high tech recruits in Orange County

Hiring is competitive in Orange County, especially for high tech jobs like programmers, developers, engineers, and other technical talent. Posting job openings on our OC tech jobs board listings can help. We’re dedicated to helping grow the Orange County technology startup ecosystem. Our blog attracts a highly targeted, growing, and professional audience, including many job seekers. You can list the... Read more →

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TIEcon Southwest

TiECON Southwest is coming to Long Beach on November 17! 1000+ entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and business professionals will be gathering for TiE's signature Southern California’s annual entrepreneurship conference. The event will bring hundreds of entrepreneurs from Orange County and surrounding areas, as well as investors and mentors from industries including Technology, Hospitality, Finance, Real Estate, Automotive, Entertainment, Healthcare, AR/VR, Media... Read more →

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2018 Southern California Financings Year-to-Date

Our friends at PriceWaterhouseCoopers are back with more interesting numbers quantifying the local Orange County capital investment and funding environment. While the first two quarters of 2018 demonstrated generally strong deal flow, unfortunately it looks like deals and funding activity in the Los Angeles and OC region declined again last quarter. As you can see, the dollar volume of that... Read more →

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