A powerful free resource for Orange County startup entrepreneurs is OCTANe's LaunchPad program.
The program specializes in offering advice to early stage entrepreneurs seeking to raise investment capital.
Their panels of volunteer startup experts and mentors can provide valuable feedback to startups, centering around improving their investment pitches and making introductions for capital raises.
LaunchPad is a Small Business Development Center supported by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) so its services are free to qualifying companies. They engage with technology and life science entrepreneurs seeking Late Seed, Series A and Series B funding ($500K-$25M).
With over 600 successful LaunchPad Alumni since 2010 and an 86% funding rate, LaunchPad ranks in the top 5 out of over 900 SBDCs in the United States.
Thanks to OCTANe CEO Bill Carpou and the LaunchPad team for helping so many OC startups!