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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! Join them Thursday, June 13 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM at WeWork The Boardwalk 18575 Jamboree Road in Irvine, CA. How is the... 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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More New OCSC Members: Trio Rewards, Coded in OC, OC Tech Happy Hour

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Trio Rewards, Inc., Coded in OC, and OC Tech Happy Hour. Trio Rewards, Inc.: The Trio Platform is a powerful word of mouth customer acquisition & loyalty platform. We believe your employees and customers are your best marketing channel, and incentivizing them to be your advocates is the best way... Read more →

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FundingPost Orange County VC and Angel Investor PitchFest & Pitch Workshop

Pitch to dozens of local investors! Due to the overwhelming demand to pitch at their last event in Orange County, FundingPost is throwing an exclusive PitchFest speed dating event where every company in the room will have an opportunity to pitch! Join them Thursday, June 13 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM at WeWork The Boardwalk 18575 Jamboree Road in Irvine, CA.... Read more →

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OCSC New Bronze Member: Well iQ

Welcome to Well iQ, a new Bronze Member of the OC Startup Council! Well iQ is a real time, digital patient feedback platform for the healthcare industry (and beyond). The product addresses the problem of lagging survey times and anemic survey response rates that has plagued healthcare and compromised the patient experience for years. Well iQ gives patients a voice... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels Surpassed Membership Numbers in 2018, Invested $10.8 Million into 53 Companies, and Realized Six Exits

Angel Network 2018 Year End Report Shows Strong Year in Diverse Sectors New Companies and Percentage of Investment in New Companies Near Record Highs IRVINE, Calif. -- May 7, 2019 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA) invested $10.8 million in a total of 53 companies in 2018. There was a diverse mix of investments: Life Sciences and Software were by far... Read more →

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Silicon Valley Bank's State of the Markets Report: Q2 2019

Silicon Valley Bank is back with their latest free State of the Markets report. For Q2 2019 it's sub-titled "Inside Views on the Health and Productivity of the Global Innovation Economy". Led by Bob Blee, SVB's Head of Corporate Finance, the theme for the report is "Innovation Marches Onward": "Despite fears of slower global growth, innovation marches onward. The record... Read more →

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Entrepreneurs and Mental Health: Breaking Down the Stigma

Attend the next Startup Grind Irvine panel to further open dialogue about mental health in the Startups and Entrepreneurs community. During Mental Health Awareness Week, the panel will be discussing how to breakdown the stigma of mental health in the startups and entrepreneurs community. Join them Wednesday, May 15 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at WorkWell, 17322 Murphy Ave in Irvine.... Read more →

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OCTANe TIF Launch Pad Presenting Companies Announced

At next week's Technology Innovation Forum (TIF), OCTANe's LaunchPad startup coaching program will be offering 8 new companies to the audience of local technology executives, investors, and partners. OCTANe determines the TIF company presentations by using a unique predictive analytics process to position companies and their underlying business models to make effective presentations to investors. Since 2011, the LaunchPad SBDC... Read more →

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May 21: Face to Face Event with Local Startup Investors

Startup Founders: Come meet with local venture capital firms, angel investors from TCA, ACE Fund, Cove Fund, and other angel organizations. Hosted by the Tech Coast Angels on Tuesday, May 21 from 5:00PM to 8:30PM at The Cove, 5141 California Ave, 2nd Floor in Irvine, California. Register here to get your tickets. Fundraising is a time consuming daunting task. In... Read more →

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2 TCA Companies Named Finalists for ACA Luis Villalobos Award

Two Tech Coast Angels’ Portfolio Companies Named as Finalists for Angel Capital Association’s Prestigious Luis Villalobos Award GrandPad and Aquacyl recognized as two of three finalists at ACA’s 10th Annual Awards Ceremony IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB) MAY 03, 2019: Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that two of its portfolio companies, GrandPad and Aquacyl, were among the three finalists for the... Read more →

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