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SPAC Blank Check Investing with KPMG and Fenwick 9/23/20

SPACs: Unlocking the “blank check” of special purpose acquisition companies. Join professionals from KPMG and Fenwick on Wednesday, September 23 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM via WebEx (virtual location) for this session of their Capital Markets Series. Blank check investors—also known as special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)—raised more than $12 billion in the first half of 2020. Now, they are looking to... Read more →

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LearningFuze Coding Bootcamp Alumni Panel 9/17/20

Want to know where LearningFuze alumni are today? Find out at their panel! Join them Thursday, September 17 from 6:00PM to 7:00PM via Zoom. LearningFuze is a top-rated coding bootcamp in Southern California and is the longest-running OC code school. They offer a full immersion program as well as a flexible part-time program. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more... Read more →

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First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase 2020 [virtual] 9/15/20 - 9/16/20

See the best early stage teams commercializing breakthroughs from SoCal's top research institutions. Plus keynotes and investor panels from industry leaders. Join them Tuesday, September 15 to Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM online. The First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase is an annual event that celebrates the best early-stage teams commercializing tech and life science breakthroughs from the... Read more →

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MasterMinds Startup Accelerator Q&A Workshop #43 with Patent Attorney

ENTREPRENEURS: Bring your tech startup business and strategy questions to online MasterMinds Accelerator Q&A #43! Plus, patent attorney Andrew Kimmel of the Knobbe Martens law firm will take your questions about intellectual property, copyrights, patents, and trademarks. GET TICKETS for Wednesday 9/9: http://masterminds43.eventbrite.com The Startup Council's virtual MasterMinds meetings offer software and technology entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, service providers, and... Read more →

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VC Speaker Series with Paul Voois 8/28/20

UCI Beall Applied Innovation VC Speaker Series Join them Friday, August 28 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM via Zoom. Join them for a conversation with Paul Voois from Cove Fund, which has quickly become the most active local investor based on number of OC-based portfolio companies. They will discuss the fund’s strategy, its operations and how it leverages the expertise of... Read more →

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Pismo Ventures Investor Scholarships - Biz Plan Competition

National Venture Plan Competition Apply Now Thru Sep 7 - Investor Scholarships Limited Spots Pismo Ventures have some great news. A few of their investors have decided to offer up to 50 scholarships to applicants on a first come basis. With their 2 Step Process, You Can Register Now and Submit Application Information By or Before Deadline The competition includes... Read more →

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Startup of the Year Online Pitch Event | Celebrating Black Founders 9/3/20

Virtual Pitch Event featuring five emerging Black Founders Five companies to pitch for $1K and an automatic top Semifinalist Summit spot. Join them Thursday, September 3 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM online. YOU'RE INVITED! REGISTER TODAY TO: Watch Top notch pitches from five emerging Black Founders: Freeman Capital from Charlotte, NC CPR Wrap from Hixon, TN Youth Enrichments from Houston, TX... Read more →

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Street Level Practical Finance for Startups 8/31/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join them Monday, August 31 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on Youtube. Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Jeff Koenig as they discuss finance from practical angel. Entrepreneurs don't start businesses because they love spreadsheets. If they engage in computational math, it's focused on their product, while their path to profitability and exit is just... Read more →

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MedTech Minds© | September 2020 9/01

MIx is proud to present MedTech Minds, a virtual mastermind event for MedTech professionals. Join them Tuesday, September 1 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM via Zoom. Do you want insight to maximize your healthcare/MedTech career or business? Are you looking to create your own healthcare company, but don’t know where to start? Do you want perspective on what comes next in... Read more →

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Registration Open for National Venture Plan Competition

Applications are Open! This event is open to both competitors and spectators. Join Pismo Ventures Monday, August 3 to Monday, September 7, 2020 online. Pismo Ventures calls on all startups and entrepreneurs anywhere in the US! The National Venture Plan Competition offers ventures the opportunity to present their business, obtain honest and expert feedback from experienced judges and investors, have... Read more →

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What Makes a Winning Pitch at a Business Plan Competition? 8/24/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join them Monday, August 24 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on YouTube. Join JJ Richa in fireside chat with Barbara Russell to share her experience having judged countless business plan competition across the country virtually and in person. Learn from Barbara’s takeaways as to what works, what doesn't work and her recommendations as to makes a presentation... Read more →

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ABC Pitch Battle 8/27/20

Startup Grind's Second Annual ABC Pitch Battle Pitch to a group of angel investors! Join them Thursday, August 27 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM online. Winners get a private virtual coffee meeting with one of their judges and the opportunity to represent OC in Startup Grind's Inaugural Global Pitch Competition!! Criteria: You must be to be an early-stage company based in... Read more →

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Congressional Startup Day with Representative Harley Rouda

Congressional Startup Day, an annual bi-partisan celebration of entrepreneurship by our elected Congresspeople, took place again last week. Support for Orange County startups was the topic as the Orange County Startup Council (OCSC) was pleased to host Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48). The CEO Roundtable event included many of our local startup founders, investors, and advisors. With Q&A moderated by OCSC... Read more →

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Intrapreneurship & Entrepreneurship: Two Sides of the Innovation Coin 8/27/20

Rebound, Revenue & Growth: From Start-ups to Enterprise Level Join the virtual summit on Thursday, August 27 from 9:00AM to 12:30PM online. This virtual conference will focus on using innovation to rebound and reinvigorate companies after the COVID 19 crisis as well as drive future revenue growth. Since innovation occurs within entrepreneurs and within companies by intrapreneurs, the conference will... Read more →

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HackerNest Cofounder Matching 8/19/20

ONLINE EVENT : The HackerNest Tech Cofounder Matching event connects tech and non-tech people. Ticket sales support their nonprofit's mission to continue uniting tech & developer communities. Join them Wednesday, August 19 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM online. THIS HACKERNEST EVENT: SpeedMeet 1-on-1 Networking: Match with other guests and video call for up to 5 minutes (more if you click to... Read more →

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Financial Recovery Panel 8/18/20

In this session, SBDC CSUF South Director Mike Hill will share his template for a 3-year financial projection including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow statement. Join them Tuesday, August 18 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM via Zoom. You'll walk away with your own plan and insights for making the most of your business and optimizing your chances for recovery. The... Read more →

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What do investors want to see before they write that check? 8/17/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join them Monday, August 17 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on YouTube. Join JJ Richa in fireside chat with Kathie Priebe and Roland Schumann about what investors look for. For first-time and experienced entrepreneurs, the lingering question is the same: How do I get an investor to write a check? Sometimes the process of raising money seems... Read more →

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Intrapreneurship & Entrepreneurship Virtual Conference 8/27/20

Intrapreneurship & Entrepreneurship: Two Sides of the Innovation Coin Join Tech Coast Angels OC & Executive Next Practices on Thursday, August 27 from 9:00AM to 12:30PM online. This virtual summit will focus on using innovation to rebound and reinvigorate companies after the COVID 19 crisis as well as drive future revenue growth. Since innovation occurs within entrepreneurs and within companies... Read more →

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National Venture Plan Competition 8/3/20 - 9/7/20

Applications are Open - Early Bird Registration This event is open to both competitors and spectators. Join Pismo Ventures Monday, August 3 to Monday, September 7, 2020 online. Pismo Ventures calls on all startups and entrepreneurs anywhere in the US! The National Venture Plan Competition offers ventures the opportunity to present their business, obtain honest and expert feedback from experienced... Read more →

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Valuation Trends and Insights with John Harbison, Chairman Emeritus of TCA 8/10/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join them Monday, August 10 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on YouTube. Join JJ Richa of Pismo Ventures in a fireside chat with John Harbison to discuss valuations and their trends. Valuation is a mysterious black box that ultimately determines whether there is sufficient demand among investors to get a company adequately funded. GET MORE EVENT INFO... Read more →

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MasterMinds Startup Accelerator with Tech Coast Angels OC President Q&A #42

ENTREPRENEURS: Bring your tech startup questions and investor pitches to MasterMinds Accelerator Workshop #42 - with special guest the President of Tech Coast Angels OC! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: http://masterminds42.eventbrite.com Hear Special Guest Speaker, David Friedman, President of Tech Coast Angels OC, the largest startup angel investing group in the US, plus enjoy Q&A networking with tech startup founders, learn... Read more →

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LearningFuze Demo Day [Virtual] 8/12/20

Hiring developers? Meet high-quality students at LearningFuze Demo Day! Join them Wednesday, August 12 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM online. Are you hiring but would rather meet the person behind the application instead? Are you just a huge fan of LearningFuze and want to support their students? If you said yes to any of the above questions, join them for LearningFuze's... Read more →

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VC Speaker Series with Morgan Mahlock 8/7/20

Join UCI Beall Applied Innovation for a conversation with Morgan Mahlock, investor at In-Q-Tel. Join them Friday, August 7 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM via Zoom. They’ll discuss how they identify startups and work with the venture capital community to identify cutting-edge technology that has the potential for commercial success and high national security impact. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want... Read more →

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Nominations for Maschoff Brennan Annual Student Innovator Scholarship

Nominations are now open for the Annual Maschoff Brennan Student Innovator Scholarship. They are looking for students who are are bright, passionate and creative and who are striving to make a difference in innovation. Applications are due by August 7. The recipient will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship during the Orange County Business Journal’s Innovator of the Year awards on... Read more →

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Fixing the Top Fundraising Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Make 8/3/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join them Monday, August 3 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on YouTube. Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Scott Fox, CEO of the OC Startup Council, for a discussion of the top mistakes that early stage entrepreneurs make when pitching their startups for funding. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more events? Please see the... Read more →

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