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January 2019

2019 SBDC Free Startup Pitch Prep 101

Learn how to pitch your startup to investors at a free SBDC Brown Bag workshop. Join us on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:00PM to 1:30 PM PST at The Cove at UCI in Irvine, California. Hear tips from expert consultants from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) @ UCI Applied Innovation center who have raised millions in capital for... Read more →

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OCSC New SILVER Member: VYRL

Welcome to VYRL, a new Silver Member of the OC Startup Council! VYRL is building the Global Commerce Network for Modern Brands. A community for social influencers, VYRL enables users to connect, collaborate, and transact with each other in an exclusive environment. And for brands, VYRL’s “Carro” mission control system makes finding influencers that love their brands easier than ever... Read more →

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Creating A Successful Company Panel

Attend OCTANe's "Coffee at the Cove: Creating A Successful Company" at UCI. On Tuesday February 12, OCTANe's LaunchPad SBDC Director, JC Ruffalo, will moderate a panel discussion featuring two LaunchPad Alumni companies, NGD Systems and GigaIo. The panel will cover their journeys as entrepreneurs and creating successful companies. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. DATE AND TIME Tue,... Read more →

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Vincit recruiting 2 Biz Dev Dynamos with Great Video

If you're an Orange County Business Development ace who loves helping clients with custom software development, you’ve got to watch this video. Vincit is custom software development shop looking for TWO new business development executives to be based in Irvine. And to promote these opportunities, they made the funniest recruiting video of the year right here. To emphasize Vincit’s dual... Read more →

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Hiring in Orange County? Post your OC IT and High Tech Jobs with us!

OC Tech Jobs Board: Hiring in Orange County for technical or software company positions? Submit your job listings and open positions here to the OC Startup Council so we can help you recruit for Orange County technology companies. Do you have open IT or related positions you’d like to hire for like these? You can post your IT, software, and... Read more →

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Startups Meet Investors – Easy Comment Contest for Free Passes!

"Speed Dating with Investors" is coming to Orange County on Thursday, March 21. Hosted by the Tech Coast Venture Network, this new event offers OC startup founders a unique opportunity to speak one-on-one with multiple investors in the same night! If your startup has a scalable business model and is seeking angel investment or venture capital, you’re invited to attend... Read more →

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TCVN Customer Development Event

Tech Coast Venture Network invites you to attend their Customer Development Event! Join us on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST) at the Urban Workshop in Irvine, California. During the event there will be a detailed workshop with other entrepreneurs about how to find and keep customers. TCVN now features four educational tracks in four... Read more →

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Startup Grind Global Conference – New 20% Discount!

The Startup Grind Global Conference invites you to join 8,000+ innovators, entrepreneurs, founders, partners, investors, and thought leaders. Attend for 2 days of invaluable educational content, impactful networking opportunities, investor meetings, and of course - parties! It's coming up quickly on Feb 12-13 in Silicon Valley – OC Startup Council blog readers can now get tickets at 20% off with... Read more →

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LA and OC Startups Raise (Almost) Record Cash in 2018

2018 brought the most growth capital investing to our region since 2000, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers and CB Insights, which published their annual "MoneyTree" report of regional venture capital trends and figures last week. The overall number of funding transactions in the Los Angeles/Orange County region decreased slightly (to 419 deals from 2017's 432). But 2018 yielded $6 Billion of... Read more →

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Startup Grind Irvine hosts Author Steve Glaveski

Startup Grind Irvine is hosting Steve Glaveski for a Fireside Chat. Please join us on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Eureka Building in Irvine, California. Featuring speaker Steve Glaveski, entrepreneur, author, and podcast host, along with Host, Jessica Acosta Jaquez, Startup Grind Director. Steve will be signing a copy of his book, Employee... Read more →

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Startups: The Irvine Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from you

OC entrepreneurs: You can help the city of Irvine and Orange County grow by sharing your insights and startups needs. On Tuesday, January 15th from 10AM-4:30PM at PeopleSpace, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and partner Horizon Consumer Research will be interviewing local startups and early stage companies. Stop by and talk with the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and Horizon Consumer... Read more →

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