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February 2019

2019 Startup Outlook Report from Silicon Valley Bank

60% of US startup founders are optimistic about 2019’s business conditions, according to Silicon Valley Bank’s tenth annual “Startup Outlook Report”. The bank surveyed almost 1400 startup executives. They were mostly in technology, with some in healthcare and other industries. Some of their expert (aggregate) opinions include: Startup Fundraising is Going Well 71% of US startups surveyed successfully raised capital... Read more →

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Nominations Now Open: 2019 OCTANe High Tech Innovation Awards

The High Tech Innovation Awards (HTA) Nominations are now open! Join OCTANe on September 12, 2019 at 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California. The HTA honor companies and individuals that make Orange County a leading center of technology and medical technology innovation. With almost 100 Orange County Companies being nominated this year, 33... Read more →

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MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop #23

Want to accelerate your startup company or ideas with friendly feedback from fellow founders? Join us for another MasterMinds Startup Q&A Workshop! On Thursday, March 28, bring your startup ideas and business strategy questions to our friendly group. Our local technology and software entrepreneurs and business owners can help you accelerate your startup farther, faster. The MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator... Read more →

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New Investor & Software Co Members: Next Level Management + Foreknow

Welcome new OC Startup Council members: Foreknow and Next Level Management! The Foreknow Experience Platform allows brands to predict exactly when and where their customer will be, along with what purchases they might make, engaging with them at the most opportune moment. http://www.foreknow.com OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Advertising Startups Artificial Intelligence Startups Software Startups Next Level Management: We are... Read more →

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Speed Dating with Investors – Now with $$$ Prizes!

Does your startup have a scalable business model that is ready for growth capital? If you’re seeking angel investment or venture capital to accelerate your startup’s growth, you need to come to Speed Dating with Investors on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Register now as a “Startup Presenter” and you’ll get to practice your pitch F2F with dozens of real Orange... Read more →

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SBDC talks about Building The Winning Team

The Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network answers your questions. Join them on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST at The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation in Irvine, California. Get answers to your questions from seasoned experts on how to build the right team. Speakers will include Bill Waldo, Steven Mednick, Ali... Read more →

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OC Startups Map – A new resource for the Orange County Startup Ecosystem!

The OC Startup Council is pleased to announce the debut of the new “OC Startups Ecosystem Map”. The new map of the OC Startups Ecosystem allows anyone to quickly locate our community’s best entrepreneurship resources. SEE THE NEW OC STARTUPS ECOSYSTEM MAP HERE Featuring the Members of the OC Startup Council in a familiar, easy-to-use Google Maps format, we’re just... Read more →

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OCSC New BRONZE Member: Gigasavvy

Thanks to Gigasavvy for joining the OC Startup Council as a new Bronze Member. Gigasavvy is an Irvine-based, full service creative marketing and advertising agency. We help brands ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies tell their stories, connect with their customers, and grow their businesses. We have built our expertise over 10 years of servicing ambitious brands and helping... Read more →

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OCSC New Member: Okapi Venture Capital

Welcome to Okapi Venture Capital, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! Okapi Venture Capital: The longest standing early stage venture capital firm in OC, Okapi invests in technology driven companies, particularly those leveraging software and focused on enterprise B2B applications. We are based in Laguna Beach and are hands-on investors, bringing our capital, experience and networks to aid... Read more →

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TiE SoCal Talks 2019 Cybersecurity

TiE SoCal will be discussing the trends in cloud and cybersecurity for 2019. Please join us on February 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM at ROC Irvine in Irvine, California. Featuring TBD as moderator, along with panelists, Bala Ramaiah, CEO at ISSQUARED. Schedule: 5:30 P.M. Registration, Membership signup, Networking, and Dinner 7:00 PM Steve Verburg Presentation 7:30 P.M.... Read more →

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OCSC New BRONZE Members: EventMeow, WellTuned, TerraManta

Please welcome EventMeow, WellTuned, and TerraManta as the newest Bronze Members of the OC Startups Directory! EVENTMEOW EventMeow is a low cost DIY mobile app platform that allows conference organizers, event planners, and corporate marketing directors to easily and inexpensively build their own conference schedule apps. A self-serve DIY SAAS platform based in Anaheim, EventMeow’s solutions are 10x better than... Read more →

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Congratulations to Acorns on a new $105 Million Funding Round!

Orange County fintech startup darling, Acorns, recently closed a new investment round that brings the investing and savings startup’s valuation up to a whopping $860 million! This funding was a Series E round of $105 million, as previously reported here in December. Acorns’ investors in this financing round include big venture investing names such as NBCUniversal, BlackRock, Bain Capital Ventures,... Read more →

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MasterMinds Startup Accelerator Workshop #22 – February 21

OC entrepreneurs – it’s time for another informative, useful, and fun MasterMinds OC workshop! More info and Early Bird 2-for-1 tickets are on-sale here now: https://mastermindsoc22.eventbrite.com Please join your host, Scott Fox, for another evening of valuable information exchange and networking that can help propel your startup forward. You can bring your startup ideas and business strategy questions for discussion.... Read more →

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Startup Grind Irvine hosts GDBRO Burgers Hue Nguyen

Startup Grind Irvine is hosting Hue Nguyen for a Fireside Chat. Please join us on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Eureka Building in Irvine, California. Featuring Hue Nguyen, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GDBRO Burger, along with Host, Jessica Acosta Jaquez, Startup Grind Chapter Director. Hue will share his journey and upcoming plans... Read more →

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