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ENP 10th Annual Healthcare Forum 11/30/21

Executive Next Practices Institute 10th Annual Healthcare Summit Innovations in Healthcare Delivery - A Preview of Transformations for 2022 & Beyond Join them Tuesday, November 30 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at the UCI Beall Applied Innovation, 5270 California Ave, Irvine, Ca (with live stream option). Hospitals and other health care settings have been stressed to their breaking points. Pre-pandemic, many... Read more →

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Startup Mentor's Advice on How to Validate a Startup Idea

An article we liked from Thought Leader Alexander Jarvis: How do you validate a startup idea? You have a startup idea. Now what? This blog is going to take you through the key facets of a business model and the industry environment to help you build conviction that your startup idea makes sense before you start. It’s not just a... Read more →

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New OC Ecosystem Directory Free Listing: SHIMOKAJI IP

Welcome to this new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Law Firms: SHIMOKAJI IP - Irvine (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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TiE SoCal Investor Summit 11/11/21

TiE SoCal Angels Investor Summit is one of the largest gatherings of venture capitalists, angels, family offices, and individual investors in Southern California. With 200+ investors in attendance, this event will be the hotbed for networking, discussing trends, and deal-making. Join them Thursday, November 11 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM at Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 S Pine Ave., Long Beach,... Read more →

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OCSC Silver Sponsor: K&L Gates

Thank you to K&L Gates, a Silver Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! K&L Gates attorneys represent leading global corporations in every major industry, capital markets participants and ambitious middle-market and emerging growth companies. Their lawyers also serve public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and individuals. They are leaders in legal issues related to industries critical to the economies... Read more →

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OC's Agtools to Join “Born in California®” Most Investment-Worthy Startups Event

Agtools® Selected to Join UC Irvine Beall Applied Innovation’s “Born in California®” for The Most Investment-Worthy Startups Agtech data and analytics company Agtools® has been selected by UC Irvine Beall Applied Innovation’s “Born in California®” demo days. This event features the University of California’s premier and most investment-worthy startups in the Life Sciences, Digital Health, Technology, Consumer, and Sustainability sectors... Read more →

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Funding Tips on How to Successfully Raise a Series B

An article we liked from Thought Leader Auren Hoffman of SafeGraph: 10 Non-Obvious Rules to Raising a Series B SafeGraph recently raised a $45M Series B and I have gotten a ton of inbound from entrepreneurs in similar stages for best practices. This piece is for other entrepreneurs but also for venture capitalists who want to better understand what crazy... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: TechPulseMD, RXMG, Iteris, Spigen

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new lead full stack engineer, full stack PHP developer, and associate engineer job opportunities: TechPulseMD - Lead Full Stack Engineer - Newport Beach A team of doctors and nurses building incredible medical software. RXMG - Full Stack PHP Developer - Irvine A California-based performance marketing company that manages data... Read more →

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AIEDC Announces Partnership with Austin Brooklyn Associates

AIEDC and Austin Brooklyn Associates Sign a Partnership Agreement The Parties will coordinate their efforts as it relates to common goals in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and the Practitioners who are skilled in the latest Cybersecurity Protocols. The agreement will establish a framework for delivering --- Artificial Intelligence Cyber Security Services, to Small and Midsized Businesses throughout... Read more →

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OC's New BankTech Ventures Announces Managing Director

New BankTech Ventures Fund Names Entrepreneur & Fintech Investor Managing Director Carey Ransom to lead the innovative fund built specifically for community banks by a unique group of partners in the community bank ecosystem. IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BankTech Ventures, LP, (BTV) a venture capital fund with general partners from The Venture Center, the Independent Community Bankers... Read more →

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Free Startup Office Hours Special "Term Sheet Q&A" Session - Tuesday Noon

Have questions about venture capital term sheets? Tuesday 10/26's free MasterMinds Startup Fundraising Office Hours livestream will feature startup attorney, Joe Daniels of McCarter & English, to answer your term sheet questions! Join us LIVE and bring questions about raising money for your startup - and hear about the most important Term Sheet negotiation points that startup founders should watch... Read more →

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National Venture Plan Competition: Round 1 Winners

The National Venture Plan Competition offers startups one the biggest opportunities to raise capital by fast-tracking them to present to many investor groups, angels, and VCs. After the last year’s competition, millions of dollars were invested in several companies by investors, angels, angel groups, VCs and funds largely due to their participation in the competition. This year's competition is under... Read more →

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The Complete Guide to Creating the Best Investor Update

An article we liked from Visible: How to Write the Perfect Investor Update In this guide we share best tips for using investor updates to leverage your investors' network, experience, resources, and capital. Getting Started To get started with your first investor update now — check out our template library here. The day-to-day life of a startup founder is tough.... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: Inspectiv Product Manager Opportunity

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local Product Manager job opportunity from Inspectiv : Inspectiv is looking for a Product Manager with significant cyber security product expertise to join their team. We are looking for an experienced cybersecurity product manager, preferably knowledgeable in vulnerability assessments, to help charter the future of our products. Understanding of the... Read more →

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Investor Panel: Micro VC + Family Office + Angel Investors 10/28/21

TCVN Presents : Investor Panel with Carey Ransom, Gene Wu, & Scott Fox What is the best source of funding for your startup? Join them Thursday, October 28 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Concordia University Irvine, 1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA. Tech Coast Venture Network welcomes their featured investor speakers Carey Ransom, Gene Wu, & Scott Fox. Join TCVN for a... Read more →

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Free AWS Credits for OC Startups

Does AWS power your Orange County startup? The OCSC can help your startup get $10,000 or even $25,000 of FREE service credits for Amazon Web Services. If your business is an AWS customer (or would like to be) these FREE AWS SERVICE CREDITS are essentially non-dilutive funding that Orange County startup company Members can use to grow their businesses. “Cloud... Read more →

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Telltale Signs That a VC is Interested in Your Startup

An article we liked from Thought Leader Aaron Dinin, PhD on Medium: How to Know If a VC Is Interested in Investing in Your Startup Interpreting investor interest isn’t alway easy, and there’s a good reason why. “I just had a great meeting with a VC,” a founder was telling me. “He said he’s meeting with his partners later this... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Tinkermen Lotto Report

Thank you to Tinkermen Lotto Report, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Tinkermen Lotto Report was created in an attempt to help more people win and share lottery jackpots. The Tinkermen Lotto Report officially launched on the internet on July 4th, 2019, and has continually grown over the past year, by adding valuable web-based educational content to its... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Diagnoss, Fixstars Solutions, Bling, RenderSEO

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new lead engineer, backend software engineer, and back end developer job opportunities: Diagnoss - Lead Engineer - Irvine AI company enhancing EHR productivity for clinical teams. Fixstars Solutions - Back End Engineer - Irvine A software/hardware company devoted to "Speed up your Business". Bling - Backend Software Engineer -... Read more →

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Irvine's Caylent Announces $16 Million Growth Equity Investment

Caylent Announces $16 Million Growth Equity Investment to Fuel Cloud Native Solutions on AWS IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Caylent, Inc (Caylent), a cloud computing services pioneer, announces a $16 million growth equity investment from East Los Capital to further its mission of helping customers capitalize on the promise of cloud computing. Founded in 2015, Caylent was an... Read more →

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Everything You Need to Know About Finding a Co-Founder

An article we liked from Thought Leader Greg Miaskiewicz of Capbase: How to Find the Right Co-Founder for Your Startup What to look for in a co-founder? If your startup has two founders instead of one, you can expect 30% more investment, triple the customer growth rate, and a higher likelihood of success. Clearly, going solo has its drawbacks. But... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: SlingStir

Welcome to SlingStir, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! SlingStir: Connect over cocktails! Buy drinks for yourself, your friends, or a fling via chat, on-demand, and get social with SlingStir! iPhone now, Android soon. SlingStir, based in Newport Beach, CA is the first real-time social gratitude platform allowing consumers to buy on-premise beverages for themselves, friends, or acquaintances... Read more →

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AmeriCorps Fellow Interview Session - Register Today!

Put Your Values Into Action Interview sessions are open for AmeriCorps VIP Fellows ready to strengthen our communities through meaningful service. Don’t miss out on your chance to serve with organizations like these, now through July 2022! Placement sites include: Bracken’s Kitchen - Committed to recovering, repurposing, and restoring both food and lives Grandma's House of Hope - Empowering the... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Crown Sterling, Apolis, SpaceX, Moonshot Holdings

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new DevOps engineer, automated test engineer, and senior full stack developer job opportunities: Crown Sterling - DevOps Engineer - Newport Beach Next generation software-based, AI-driven cryptography. Apolis - Devops Engineer - Irvine The next-generation IT services market leader in ERP and Ecommerce services. SpaceX - Automated Test Engineer -... Read more →

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Orange County's Compellon Acquired by Clearsense

Clearsense Acquires Plug-and-Play AI Analytics Firm Compellon Technology Purchase Rounds Out the Clearsense End-to-End Analytics Platform JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Clearsense, an AI-powered data analytics platform company that translates healthcare data into highly consumable insights, today announced the acquisition of Compellon, a privately-held, plug-and-play AI analytics company based in Lake Forest, California. The multi-patented Compellon technology uses... Read more →

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