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Octane's Launchpad Calling for Orange County Startups

Launchpad Accelerator Seeking Orange County Startups Octane's nationally ranked SBDC accelerator, LaunchPad, is now accepting applications for Tech, MedTech, and Ophthalmic companies. Apply now to go through LaunchPad's proven process and get the chance to be featured as a presenting company at one of Octane's Signature Events! Apply to Launchpad today: https://info.octaneoc.org/launchpadapply LaunchPad offers companies to go through the accelerator... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Obsidian Entertainment, The Wooden Wick Co, FightCamp, AWM Smart Shelf, Gradelink, Chroma Systems Solutions

Software jobs in Orange County: startups are hiring developers and engineers in Southern California! Check out these new local UI programmer, full stack engineer, machine learning engineer, full stack developer, and software engineer job opportunities: Obsidian Entertainment - UI Programmer - Irvine One of the world's leading developers of role-playing games. The Wooden Wick Co - Full Stack Engineer -... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Issues 2019 Annual Report

Tech Coast Angels Fuels Southern California’s Startup Ecosystem in 2019; Posts Record Investments, Record Membership, and Five Exits Tech Coast Angels issued its 2019 annual report today. In 2019, the angel network grew investments by 91% to a record $19.1 million in 52 companies, created new chapter funds, grew membership by 15% to 458, and achieved five exits. IRVINE, CALIF.... Read more →

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OCSC New Premium Startup Company Member: Labratfinder

Welcome to Labratfinder, a new Premium Member of the OC Startup Council! Labratfinder decrease cost of sales of life science products via generating highly targeted leads and help find proper researchers and organizations for collaboration in life science research. They generate highly targeted and qualified leads for life science industry and provide additional services to dramatically increase marketing and sales... Read more →

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SoCal's EPARTRADE Reports User Registration Increase

Racing Industry Digital Platform Hits New Heights Laguna Niguel, California -- “After reporting an outstanding month of March for EPARTRADE, when User traffic increased 760%, we're excited to report that this month of April was another record-breaker. As User traffic tied with our extraordinary March numbers, April went on to set a record for new User registration”, said Francisque Savinien,... Read more →

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Top Reasons Why Growing a Startup is Far From Cheap

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Andrew Chen of Andrewchen.co: Startups are cheaper to build, but more expensive to grow – here’s why: Startups should be getting cheaper to build. After all, the industry’s created several waves of innovation that’s supporting this across multiple layers in the stack: Open source software instead of paid developer tools AWS instead of your... Read more →

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Orange County's Performa Labs Raises $3 Million in Seed Funding

Performa Labs Raises $3 Million Seed Round for First Responders Led by Wavemaker Partners Southern California-based startup Performa Labs launches software to accelerate training IRVINE, Calif., May 12, 2020 -- Cie, a venture studio, today announced that it has helped Performa Labs, one of its portfolio companies in semi-stealth mode, raise $3 million in seed funding. The funding round is... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: Managing Partner of Elementz Ventures

Niall McSheffrey is currently Managing Partner at Elementz Ventures, a new VC fund here in SoCal. He is a successful entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in startup investment, product management, application development, and creating digital product strategies and solutions. He moved to Orange County in 2019 and is in the process of raising capital for his first fund.... Read more →

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OC Startup Spotlight Interview: CEO and President of VYRL

Today we’re profiling VYRL, another exciting Orange County startup active in the local tech startup ecosystem (and an Executive Level Member of the OC Startup Council). Enjoy this exclusive interview with David Perry, CEO of VYRL and Jason Goldberg, President of VYRL to learn more about what they do and how VYRL is growing its business here in Orange County.... Read more →

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3 Practical SEO Strategies Startups Need to Know

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Jason Khoo of Anaheim-based Zupo: 3 SEO Strategies for Startups with Limited Resources When new startups are entering the business landscape, they are eager to utilize the marketing channels that will bring the biggest return on investment. SEO is often one of the more popular considerations. However, SEO is a complex and competitive game... Read more →

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MasterMinds OC Virtual Lunch Workshop - Tuesday

OC ENTREPRENEURS: Bring your startup questions and investor pitches to Tuesday's virtual MasterMinds OC Accelerator Q&A and Pitch Practice Workshop at lunch time! Enjoy networking with tech startup founders, learn how to grow and fund your startup, get your questions answered, and learn how to pitch investors, too. The OC Startup Council's virtual MasterMinds meetings offer Orange County software and... Read more →

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Webinar: Your Venture Lifeline - A Marketing Roadmap 5/11/20

Lisa Walker, Vice President of Tech Coast Angels OC, will be joining JJ Richa in a Pismo Ventures fireside chat. They'll be discussing the importance of marketing in life of a startup. Join them Monday, May 11 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on Youtube. In this live stream there will be an open discussion about the most common causes of startup... Read more →

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Webinar: Seed and Early Stage Technology VC Outlook 5/8/20

VC Speaker Series with Jeff Bocan from Okapi Venture Capital Join UCI Beall Applied Innovation Friday, May 8 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM via Zoom. Join them for a conversation with Jeff Bocan, partner at Okapi Venture Capital. They’ll discuss Okapi’s short-term and long-term outlook for seed and Series A technology investments and startups. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Compellon, Cannalysis, Kingsmen Digital Ventures, Decision Minds, Arbela Technologies, Verys

Software jobs in Orange County: startups are hiring developers and engineers in Southern California! Check out these new local sr. java spring developer, senior backend software engineer, cloud data engineer, and gaming UI engineer job opportunities: Compellon - Senior Data Scientist - Orange County An innovative prescriptive analytics platform based on over 30 years of research in information theory. Cannalysis... Read more →

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Irvine's Global Telecom Awarded IoT Emerging Company of the Year

Global Telecom Named IoT Emerging Company of the Year in 8th Annual Compass Intelligence Awards IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Telecom, the only U.S. manufacturer of modules for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has been honored as the IoT Emerging Company of the Year for the Consumer Market in the 8th Annual Compass Intelligence Tech Awards. The 2020 Compass Intelligence Tech Awards... Read more →

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More New OCSC Startup Company Members: ADITT App, Entro, and Gocious

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: ADITT App, Entro, and Gocious! ADITT App INC connects Rideshare Drivers and Riders with Brands and Businesses by providing a wide selection of music for the trip. Drivers will earn additional income for ads played during active rideshare trips. Riders will enjoy a fantastic selection of music plus deals and... Read more →

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Irvine's Creative M Studios Wins 6 MUSE Creative Awards

Creative M Studios Wins 2020 MUSE Creative Awards Website of the Year The revolutionary design agency ranked as Platinum in one of the categories and Gold in five this year in the MUSE Creative Awards Competition. IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB) APRIL 27, 2020 Out of 3820 submissions from 50 countries, Creative M Studios has been awarded the prestigious Website of the... Read more →

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OCSC New Executive Startup Company Member: Flying Logic

Welcome to Flying Logic, a new Executive Member of the OC Startup Council! Flying Logic is the proto-planning tool used by enterprises, government agencies, and universities around the world. Flying Logic is a highly visual, easy to use software application that does for reasoning what spreadsheets do for numbers. Just as you would not do detailed financial projections in your... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: President of Sunwest Bank

It was very timely to have Carson Lappetito on the show. He is currently the President of Sunwest Bank, an OC-based business bank started 50 years ago by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Sunwest is active in Orange County and works with businesses from startups to multi-national corporations. Carson is also innovative in how he thinks about technology in the banking industry... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Academy For International Culture and Professional Education, Invysta Technology Group, Quantum Computing Report

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Academy For International Culture and Professional Education, Invysta Technology Group, Quantum Computing Report Academy For International Culture and Professional Education s a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with tax exempt status in the state of California with the team of Instructors and researchers with the mission to enhance social understanding... Read more →

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Webinar: Financing Your Venture - a CFO Perspective 5/4/20

JJ Richa in a fireside chat with TCA OC CFOs Volker Huther and Eelco Niermeijer. Join Pismo Ventures Monday, May 4 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM via live stream on YouTube. Fireside chat with Volker Huther, Partnership Chair at TCA OC and Eelco Niermeijer, Events and Education Chair at TCA OC. Both Volker and Eelco are experienced CFOs and active investors... Read more →

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Webinar: Challenges and Opportunities for the OC Tech Startup Ecosystem 5/1/20

Join UCI Beall Applied Innovation for a conversation with Carey Ransom, President and Co-founder of OC4 Venture Studio. Join them Friday, May 1 from 11:00AM via Zoom. Very few people have spent more time thinking about the Orange County tech startup ecosystem than their guest. They will discuss how his experiences and vision for OC led him to create OC4... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: XR Web, Management Decisions, Nutshell WiFi, Red Digital Cinema, Cystems Logic, Tyvak

Software jobs in Orange County: startups are hiring developers and engineers in Southern California! Check out these new local junior database developer, front end developer, DevOps engineer, NetSuite OneWorld developer, and ground software engineer job opportunities: XR Web - Junior Database Developer - Huntington Beach The new decentralised internet for extended reality (XR) economy connected to earth's geolocation coordinates. Management... Read more →

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SBDC Virtual Demo Day Thursday 4/30/20

Tune in to SBDC’s live Virtual Demo Day to experience demos from the most innovative tech companies in Southern California. Join them Thursday, April 30 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM via Zoom. Virtual Demo Day is the best way to discover innovation without leaving the comfort of your home office. This event is focused on high-growth technology innovation and investment. There... Read more →

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Help? Can you help OCSC help the community?

These are challenging times, especially for small companies that are just getting started. But we're still here! Over the past few weeks, thanks to those of you who have reached out asking how they can help the OCSC support our local tech startups. We really appreciate you. Orange County needs a connected, informed, empathetic startup community now more than ever.... Read more →

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