OCTANe's annual Technology Innovation Forum was held at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach this week.
Day Two featured local startup success story, Lori Torres, the Founder and CEO of Parcel Pending. JC Ruffalo, the Director of OCTANe's LaunchPad startup coaching program, interviewed her on-stage.
Together they shared the story of how Lori was able to create, raise money, scale, and sell the company for $100MM+, all right here in Orange County. (As previously covered here.)
Lori's story is a textbook example of how the OC startup ecosystem can support its local founders: Lori detailed how LaunchPad, the SBDC, the Tech Coast Angels, and many other local organizations and individuals helped her and her company achieve a huge exit in just 6 years.
Congratulations again to Lori and the Parcel Pending team and thanks to TIF for sharing her inspiring story!
For more TIF news and photos, see this post TIF Startup Pitch Winners 2019.