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OCSC New Premium Startup Company Member: 1-800-Battery

Welcome to 1-800-Battery, a new Premium Member of the OC Startup Council! 1-800-Battery the Worlds First Disconnected Omni-Channel Platform. They are reinventing the auto parts market by creating the finest geolocation eCommerce platform and leveraging its unique omni-channel integrations. They are the pioneer of a disruptive business model: Connecting geolocated consumers with independent retail brick and mortar or mobile service... Read more →

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A Comprehensive Black American Startup Resource List

Continuing our support for #BlackLivesMatter - An article we liked from Founder Institute: Black American Startup Resource List: 200+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more According to CB Insights data, only one percent of venture capital-backed tech companies are founded by black and African American entrepreneurs. The Founder Institute's mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build... Read more →

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Embracing Uncertainty - Developing Your Strategic Scenarios Like a Futurist 7/6/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Scott Hamilton. Join them Monday, July 6 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on YouTube. Leadership will require new skills tailored to an environment of urgency, high stakes and uncertainty- even after the immediate economic crisis is past. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more events? Please see the full... Read more →

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2020 UCI New Venture Competition Grand Prize Winner

Baby Box Wins $25,000 Grand Prize at 2020 UCI New Venture Competition AI-powered subscription box company, Baby Box, took home the grand prize of $25,000 placing 1st in this year’s New Venture Competition hosted by the University of California, Irvine. The competition is open to all of Orange County including UCI students, professors and researchers. Participants ranged from a wide... Read more →

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TCVN Fireside Chat with Sean Ellis 7/9/20

Growth Hacking in a Post Covid-19 World Sean will discuss how he helped many startups achieve accelerated growth and what the post Covid-19 world will look like for marketers. Join them Thursday, July 9 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM via Zoom. Join this TCVN complimentary Zoom Chat, with Sean Ellis, founder of Qualaroo and the mastermind behind the Dropbox’s viral growth... Read more →

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Intellectual Property Counseling Case Study by Buchalter 7/2/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Kari Barnes and Phil Schroeder. Join them Thursday, July 2 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on YouTube. Eavesdrop on experienced intellectual property attorneys, Kari Barnes and Phil Schroeder of Buchalter, as they counsel a start-up on IP protection. Through the use of a case study, Kari and Phil will... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Technossus, XDuce, Gocious, Klear Systems, SurePrep

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local senior software engineer, java developer, and .NET developer job opportunities: Technossus - Senior Software Engineer (Remote) - Irvine A privately-held technology consulting firm headquartered in Irvine, CA. XDuce - Java Developer - Irvine An award-winning Oracle Platinum Partner and Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) certified service provider.... Read more →

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More OCSC Member Benefits: Free Brex Credit Cards and 30% Off Hubspot Discount

OCSC Members - Just a reminder: You can now access TWO more great Member Benefits! Local OC startups can now also get great discounts on HubSpot marketing tools, plus waived fees for life on new corporate credit card accounts from Brex. (Don't forget - this is in addition to huge AWS credits, KPMG accounting services, Rutan & Tucker legal work,... Read more →

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Startup Grind Summer Series 7/1/20

Day 1, Black Founders Navigating Today's Crisis: Where Do we Stand? This Summer, several Startup Grind chapters come together for the first time on VirBELA virtual platform! Join them Wednesday, July 1 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM on VirBELA's Open Campus Auditorium (Virtual). Startup Grind will be hosting a series all summer long, highlighting interesting business stories, founders, and startups. GET... Read more →

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Innovation Conference Scheduled Late August Seeks Speakers/Sponsors

Innovation for Rebound, Reinvention and Revenue: The Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Paths for Growth Conference This new half day summit, to be held at UCI Beall Applied Innovation on August 27, will focus on rebound and innovation within emerging to enterprise level companies via intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship. The “next normal" that leaders promote adaptability, inclusive decision making, agility and a comfort... Read more →

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Empowering and Investing in Women 6/30/20

Startup Grind Welcomes Xandra Laskowski, Founder/CEO, OSEA Angel Investors & Xolas Join them Tuesday, June 30 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM via Zoom. Xandra's unique expertise is from her 20 years of diverse entrepreneurial experience within large multinational tech companies as well as start-ups as a founder, investor, advisor, and board member. During the Fireside Chat, Xandra will be speaking about... Read more →

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Virtual Summer Technology & Engineering Camps for Continued Learning 6/29/20-7/31/20/

Dreams for Schools is an education non-profit in Orange County, that makes STEM approachable and accessible for all. By empowering students, cultivating curiosity, and providing the right tools and experience, they help kids program the future. Join them Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 31, 2020 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM online. To help students learn about Technology & Engineering during... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: MARS-Technominds, Zeek Interactive, Kingsmen Digital Ventures, Atlantic Pacific Processing Systems, Ultra Mobile

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local front end developer, web developer, and software engineer job opportunities: MARS-Technominds - Front End Developer - Santa Ana Committed to leverage information technology for better performance. Zeek Interactive - Junior Web Developer [Remote] - Huntington Beach Has been solving problems for clients since 1995. Kingsmen Digital Ventures... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: Founder and CEO of KCOMM, Founder of Internet Marketing Association

Super connector and entrepreneur Sinan Kanatsiz joined Accelerate OC recently. He is currently the CEO of KCOMM, a PR and marketing agency he started over 20 years ago. He’s worked with many of the largest and most prominent companies in Orange County, as well as some of fastest growing and innovative ones. Sinan also founded and is currently Chairman of... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: CEO Leadership Alliance OC

Welcome to CEO Leadership Alliance-OC, a new Member of the OC Startup Council. CEO Leadership Alliance-OC is a collaborative effort led by purposeful CEOs who believe that contributing to the community is not only a responsibility, but the right thing to do. Their initiatives involve C-suite executives from some of the most prominent public and private companies who are committed... Read more →

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MasterMinds Tech Startup Accelerator Q&A Networking Workshop via Zoom

ENTREPRENEURS: Get your tech startup questions answered at MasterMinds Startup Accelerator Q&A Workshop #40! GET YOUR TICKETS for Thursday evening July 2 now: http://masterminds40.eventbrite.com Enjoy networking with tech startup founders and investors, learn how to grow and fund your startup, and get your questions answered, too. The Startup Council's virtual MasterMinds meetings offer software and tech entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders,... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Startup Company Member: TerraManta

Thank you to TerraManta, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! TerraManta: Platform for forecasting commodity prices using machine learning, starting with crude oil and corn futures. Their business plan is to manage outside capital and trade crude oil futures in a separate trading entity with TerraManta providing an exclusive license. OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Artificial Intelligence AI... Read more →

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UCI to Lead NSF Project on Protecting Personal Data Privacy

UCI to lead $10 million NSF-funded center on protecting personal data privacy Researchers will address technical, social and policy challenges of networked world Irvine, Calif., June 2020 — The National Science Foundation has awarded $10 million to support a new research center devoted to personal data privacy in an increasingly networked and instrumented world. The center will be hosted and... Read more →

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How to obtain funding as a startup with Dr. Fred Haney 6/29/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join them Monday, June 29 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on YouTube. Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Dr. Fred Haney to discuss how to raise capital as a startup. They will further discuss his most recent book "The Fundable Startup" and What is a “fundable CEO” and how does a startup find one? GET... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: TaxLola, Planet DDS, InfoLogitech, Monet Networks, IntelliSurvey

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local web developer, full stack developer, and data science engineer job opportunities: TaxLola - Web Developer - Newport Beach A new tax resolution app and company focused on accuracy, urgency, and affordability. Planet DDS - Full Stack Developer - Junior Level - Newport Beach The established leader in... Read more →

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3rd Annual TCA Women In Angel Investing: 2020 6/24/20

Presented by Tech Coast Angels - San Diego: Step into the world of Angel Investing with Tech Coast Angels, through the eyes of six women Angel Investors. Join them Wednesday, June 24 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM online. This event will guide you through the initial phases of Angel Investing and provide overall education on Angel Investing as well as Investor... Read more →

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TAGNOS Receives Investment to Drive Healthcare Initiatives

Leading Technology Companies Invest to Drive Healthcare Initiatives Latest investment round includes Benhamou Global Ventures, Honeywell Ventures, Morpheus Ventures and Zebra Ventures to expand TAGNOS’ platform Aliso Viejo, Calif.– TAGNOS, a developer of workflow orchestration software for hospital operations, today announced investments from leading technology companies to expand and optimize its analytics platform. This latest investment round includes support from... Read more →

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OC Tech Talent Available: Web Developer and Data Scientist

OC Tech Talent Available: Web Dev + Data Scientist Bryan Lowe is a full stack web developer and data analyst with over 13 years of software development experience. He graduated from UCI with a BS in computer science and went further to obtain a MS in software engineering at Cal State Fullerton. Throughout his career Bryan has built software for... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: Cyrano.ai, INC

Welcome to Cyrano.ai, INC, a new Members of the OC Startup Council! Cyrano.ai, INC: An artificial intelligence company focusing on improving the quality of conversations, not just transactional QnA. Effective communication is the single biggest advantage an individual or company can have, and they are bringing that ability to everyone. They are currently optimized for commercial deployments, though longer term... Read more →

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Make your App Prototype 6/23/20

Learn how to Make your app Prototype Join them Tuesday, June 23 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM online. Do you have an app idea? Are you working on an app startup? Would you like to make your app prototype today? Spencer Depas, an NYC based freelance mobile app producer, will teach you how to make your mobile app prototype. Use the... Read more →

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