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December 2018

Easy Comment Contest for Free Conference Passes!

Reminder: We have FREE PASSES for the Startup Grind Global Conference for you! If you'd like to attend one of the most dynamic and inspiring startup events in the world in February for FREE, read this post: https://www.ocstartups.org/2018/12/startup-grind-global-conference-ticket-giveaway.html Your odds of winning are very good! Just click through here for more details. You'll find a valuable 10% discount on tickets,... Read more →

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Date Change: Speed Dating with Investors now MARCH 21

UPDATED DATE: Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN) is hosting "Speed Dating with Investors" in Orange County. On Thursday, March 21, 2019, TCVN is giving entrepreneurs a chance to make personal pitches to a variety of investors. The format will allow startup founders to share multiple, short, one-on-one presentations to multiple potential investors, along with Q&A, seasoned advice, and recommendations from... Read more →

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Bob Genthert Named Managing Director of EvoNexus

Bob Genthert, Co-Founder of ecoATM, has been appointed Managing Director of EvoNexus in Irvine. Southern California's leading startup incubator, EvoNexus encourages entrepreneurs to turn their inspiring ideas into fundable, commercially-viable companies. Bob Genthert was the Co-Founder of ecoATM, has 35 years of experience including CFO and SVP roles at Fortune 50 companies, and was apart of many internal corporate ventures.... Read more →

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MasterMinds OC Entrepreneur Startup Accelerator #21

You're invited to another MasterMinds Startup Q&A Workshop - only for Orange County entrepreneurs. Join us on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the WeWork Irvine Spectrum offices. At the MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshops you'll meet a friendly group of local entrepreneurs, startup founders, and business owners that would like to help you with... Read more →

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Welcome to the #GrowthOC startups blog!

Don't you agree that Orange County needs more coverage of all its exciting startup success stories? Our new blog is here to help! We're dedicated to sharing news from new local ventures that are powering up the OC technology ecosystem. The OC Startup Council is now blogging to help you and your business keep up on the deals, people, investments,... Read more →

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Startup Grind Global Conference Free Passes Giveaway!

Want to join us at the Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City in February for FREE? This inspiring conference brings 8000+ startup lovers together every February for 2+ days of inspiration, education, networking, and parties. Learn more about attending the Startup Grind Global Conference here. WIN FREE TICKETS We have FIVE FREE PASSES to give away to YOU and... Read more →

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New OCTANe Board of Advisors

The Orange County Technology Alliance (OCTANe) recently announced a new Chairman and Board of Advisors. The Aliso Viejo-based technology and life sciences accelerator appointed Jim Mazzo, Global President of Ophthalmic Devices of Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., as the OCTANe Chairman, effective January 1, 2019. Mazzo has been elected for a two-year term. Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe said, “Jim has... Read more →

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2018 SVBs State of the Markets Fourth Quarter Free Report

Want to know what's in store for the global Innovation Economy? Check out Silicon Valley Bank's latest State of the Markets quarterly report here. It covers the latest trends and market factors for innovative growth companies, investors, and their advisors. 2018 Fourth Quarter "In the face of heightened geopolitical concerns, U.S. venture firms are on pace for decade-high fundraising. That... Read more →

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Vincit acquires Devise Interactive

Vincit, a software development and design company based in Irvine, Palo Alto, and Finland recently acquired Devise Interactive, an award-winning Irvine-based agency focused on brand strategy, UI/UX and software development. “Orange County is a well-known hub for many leading food and restaurant brands. With Devise Interactive we have even stronger expertise to serve these industries”, says CEO of Vincit California,... Read more →

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Unconfirmed: Big valuation bump for OC's fintech startup Acorns?

Acorns Grow Inc. is rumored to be seeking new funding from investors that would give it an estimated worth of $700 million. An exciting Orange County-based growth startup that offers digital wealth management services, Acorns is said to be raising more than $100 million in a new investment round. According to Bloomberg News, no one would identify the backer and... Read more →

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BlackBerry buys OC Cybersecurity AI leader Cylance

BlackBerry Limited recently announced it was acquiring Cylance, Orange County's artificial intelligence and cybersecurity leader, for $1.4 billion in cash. The deal is expected to close by February 2019, pending approvals and closing conditions. Founded in Orange County in 2012, Cylance's cybersecurity software uses artificial intelligence, algorithmic science, and machine learning. This predicts and prevents known and unknown threats to... Read more →

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Startup Grind Global Conference Ticket Giveaway for Subscribers!

The Startup Grind Global Conference brings thousands of startup lovers together in Redwood City every February for 2+ days of inspiration, education, networking, and parties. Startup Grind Global Conference speakers include startup superstars you can't see anywhere else – and pretty much never here in Orange County... These include the Founders of unicorn startups like Stripe, Headspace, RobinHood, and PayPal,... Read more →

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OCTANe LaunchPad SBDC Accelerator Accepting Applications

Are you or someone you know looking to raise seed, A or B rounds of startup capital ($500K-$25M+)? LaunchPad SBDC is now accepting applications for medical technology and tech startup companies who would like personalized feedback from experts. Those accepted will get to pitch their investment decks to a panel of established industry leaders and receive tailored assessments of the... Read more →

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OC Virtual Reality Holiday Smash - 12/20 Costa Mesa

OC Virtual Reality (OCVR), formerly Monster VR, is throwing a Holiday Mixer! On December 20th, 6PM-10PM at Spaces - The Met in Costa Mesa, OCVR wants to share a fun night of VR. There will be drinks and snacks with Virtual Reality games, competitions and prizes. We're welcoming the virtual reality startup community and VR advocates to present their AR/VR... Read more →

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ListReports receives more $$$ for Real Estate Tech

Orange-based ListReports recently received an additional $550,000 to support its continued development of technology that makes the home buying and selling process a delightful experience. The new funding is the seventh tranche of financing Lighter Capital has provided the tech startup, dating back to 2016, with a total of $2.042 million in funding to date. Since the first Lighter Capital... Read more →

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