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May 2019

OCSC New Bronze Member: Expese.com

Welcome to Expese, a new Bronze Member of the OC Startup Council! Expese is an alternative to owning technology products – making technology accessible to everyone, by enabling people to subscribe to tech products with option to buy. Using the Expese.com platform, consumers can subscribe/rent their favorite gaming items without going through the old school credit check process and without... Read more →

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New Orange County Investor Listings - OSEA, Rx3 Ventures, Stage Ventures

Welcome to these startup investors recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: OSEA -Inspiring women to learn more about the angel investing world by offering education and access to early stage companies looking for investors. Rx3 Ventures - A consumer focused influencer fund based in Orange County, committed to partnering with top brands to maximize growth by leveraging... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Givsum, FYINANCE, Yin and Yang Living

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Givsum, FYINANCE, and Yin and Yang Living: Givsum: Givsum is a software operations and data analytics company that processes charitable donations, ticket purchases, store items, sponsorships and memberships for service organizations and clubs. We allow individuals the ability to conveniently track and promote their philanthropic interests while also providing charities... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Photobooth, Bonfire Studios, Hart, Happy Money, Kolkin

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local iOS and Gameplay Engineering, Python Data Engineers, and Product Design job opportunities: Photobooth Supply Company - iOS Camera Engineer - Orange County Photobooth Supply Co is an intimate boutique dedicated to making premium photobooths for entrepreneurs, photographers, and corporate entities. Bonfire Studios - Gameplay Engineer - Orange We are a... Read more →

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CreativeMornings OC: Tickets are LIVE!

LeBA: Power of Street Art Come hear one of the world's top graffiti artists and muralists talk about the power of street art, activism and creation. Join them Friday, May 31 from 8:00AM to 9:30AM at Gigasavvy, 14988 Sand Canyon Ave, Studio 4, Irvine, California. Get a chance to listen and learn as LeBA, the world's TOP graffiti artist and... Read more →

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OCSC New Bronze Sponsor: KPMG

Welcome to KPMG, a new Bronze Member of the OC Startup Council! KPMG is passionate about solving the business challenges that keep their clients up at night. The 1000+ professionals in Southern California understand KPMG clients because they have been there themselves. Special Offer For OCSC Members: KPMG Spark bookkeeping services for 3 months free and additional discounts on monthly... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels Night at the Cove!

A packed house of entrepreneurs showed up at UCI Applied Innovation's Cove last Tuesday night. Why? It was Tech Coast Angels "Face to Face with Investors" night again. The event helped communicate valuable information about the fundraising process needed by startup companies interested in attracting angel investment or venture capital. The sold out crowd was treated to 3 panels sharing... Read more →

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New Orange County Investor Listings - Calibrate Ventures, Cove Fund, K5 Ventures

Welcome to these startup investors recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: Calibrate Ventures - Partners with Founders of transformative consumer and enterprise companies. Cove Fund - A family of seed-stage venture capital funds that provides startup funding for promising new Southern California ventures. K5 Ventures - Is an early stage venture fund that partners with and invests... Read more →

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MasterMinds OC Tech Startup Accelerator Workshop #26

OC ENTREPRENEURS: Join us for another MasterMinds Startup Q&A Workshop! Bring your startup ideas and business strategy questions on Wednesday, June 19 at 530pm at WeWork's Irvine Spectrum offices. Our friendly group of local technology and software entrepreneurs and business owners can help you accelerate your startup farther, faster! The MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator offers local entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders,... Read more →

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New OC Growth Company Job Listings: Parcel Pending, Blizzard, Nexon, Amazon, Visual Concepts

Orange County startups and technology growth companies are hiring! Check out these new local design, software development, and analytics job opportunities: Parcel Pending - Chief Of Staff - Irvine Parcel Pending was started to solve a simple problem – eliminate the chaos of package management. Blizzard Entertainment - Design Manager - Irvine Blizzard Entertainment® is a premier developer and publisher... Read more →

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Investor Speed Dating PitchFest for Orange County Startups - FREE TICKETS CONTEST

Bring your OC startup pitch to share with dozens of local venture capital and angel investors! FundingPost is throwing an exclusive PitchFest Speed Dating event where every startup founder in the room will have an opportunity to pitch! And you can win FREE $80 tickets below... Join them Thursday, June 13 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM at WeWork The Boardwalk 18575... Read more →

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OC Startup OnSite Raises $3.5 Million In An Oversubscribed Round

Medical Waste Processing Technology Startup OnSite Raises $3.5 Million Seed In An Oversubscribed Round Investment Led by Mark IV Capital and Co-Led By The Cove Fund II. Proceeds Will be Used to Accelerate Sales and Employee Growth NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. (PRWEB) MAY 22, 2019: OnSite Waste Technologies, a leader in modernizing on-site medical waste disposal, today announces the completion of... Read more →

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Irvine Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is working hard to support business growth in the Orange County area. Many startup entrepreneurs are unaware that this local organization is busy coordinating resources to help attract, support, grow, and retain startup jobs, too. Yesterday's meeting of the Irvine Chamber's "Business & Workforce Development Committee" (pictured) was a great example of this. Chaired by... Read more →

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Agile Startup Mention My Biz Inc. Launches Digital Patient Feedback Platform - Well iQ

Well iQ encourages patient feedback and employee engagement, can optimize reimbursements for healthcare providers. May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mention My Biz, Inc, a Southern California software company focused on rewards and referrals, has launched Well iQ, a new digital survey tool that gives healthcare providers real-time patient feedback on staff performance. The second digital product in the Mention My... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Software Engineers, Product, Producers, and more...

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local software, product, and customer success job opportunities: Weedmaps - Director of Software Engineering - Irvine, CA Founded in 2008, Weedmaps is a leading technology and software infrastructure provider to the cannabis industry. WorkInSports.com - Producer - Irvine, CA WorkInSports.com is the employment hub of the sports industry. Iteris, Inc. -... Read more →

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TIF Startup Pitch Winners 2019

Congratulations to CLI Studios and IntelliVision Entertainment - winners of the LaunchPad startup pitch competition at OCTANe's annual Technology Innovation Forum. Held at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach this week, the two day TIF conference brought together hundreds of local executives involved in our local Orange County startup ecosystem. The highlight of the event was the LaunchPad... Read more →

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San Francisco vs Irvine - LOL!

In the world of technology startups, all eyes turn toward the Bay Area these days. But how does Orange County compare? This funny infographic can help you compare and contrast San Francisco with Irvine. Several important lifestyle metrics are considered, including population density, crime rate, costs, and more... As Whitney Griffith, Cie employee, and SF-to-Irvine transplant puts it: "I didn't... Read more →

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Entrepreneurs: Meet the Tech Coast Angels on May 21st

Face to Face with Investors is the Tech Coast Angels Orange County most popular public event. At this F2F event, local startup founders are invited to come to meet VCs and angel investors from TCA, ACE Fund, Cove Fund and other angel organizations. Join them Tuesday, May 21 from 5:00PM to 8:30PM at The Cove, 5141 California Ave, 2nd Floor... Read more →

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TIF OC Success Story Interview: Parcel Pending's $100MM Exit

OCTANe's annual Technology Innovation Forum was held at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach this week. The two day TIF conference brought together hundreds of local executives involved in our local Orange County technology and life sciences startup ecosystems. Day Two featured local startup success story, Lori Torres, the Founder and CEO of Parcel Pending. JC Ruffalo, the... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Engineering and Software Development

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local engineering and software development job opportunities: Anduril Industries - Computer Vision Engineer - Costa Mesa Anduril is a defense technology company that invents products to make America safer. Kingsmen Digital Ventures - Senior Backend Software Engineer - Irvine Pioneering new technology solutions for leaders in traditional industries Kajabi - Ruby... Read more →

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