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How Equity Crowdfunding helps achieve Success 7/20/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join them Monday, July 20 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on YouTube. Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Bruce Virga to discuss how funding platforms connect everyday investors to growth-focused businesses, helping both parties to achieve success. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more events? Please see the full OC Startup Events Calendar here. Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Zigzy, Teradek, VerifyMyCredentials, SEOP, Lenmar Consulting

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local sr. fullstack developer, web developer, and software engineer job opportunities: Zigzy - Sr. Fullstack Developer - Tustin A tech company with a passion for the home shopping industry. Teradek - Junior Web Developer - Irvine Manufactures wireless video devices for remote video capture, live ENG backhaul, real-time... Read more →

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MasterMinds PITCH PRACTICE Tech Startup Accelerator #41

ENTREPRENEURS: It's PITCH PRACTICE night! Come network and learn how to raise money for your startup at MasterMinds Pitch Practice Startup Accelerator Workshop #41. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: http://masterminds41.eventbrite.com [SOME FREE TICKETS FOR PITCH PRACTICERS ARE STILL AVAILABLE BELOW!] Learn how to grow and fund your startup, get your fundraising questions answered, and get valuable expert feedback that can help... Read more →

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W.SparkSBIR Virtual Workshop 2: Budgets for SBIR Grants (NSF, NIH) 7/22/20

Are you looking for non-dilutive funding through the SBIR/STTR program? Want expert personalized assistance? Join UCI Beall Applied Innovation Wednesday, July 22 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM via Zoom. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs fund high-impact, innovative technologies with large commercial potential. These government funds can go a long way: your company... Read more →

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When Should Startups Think About Pricing?

An article we liked from First Round: It’s Price Before Product. Period. Over the second half of the 1990s, Porsche hatched plans for a new car. Annual sales were a third of what they’d been the decade prior, so the company badly needed a turnaround. The car hit the market in 2003. A decade later, Porsche sold 100,000 of the... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Titan Health & Security Technologies, OnwardPath, Au.to [auto], C S Solutions

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local reactjs web developer, full-stack java developer, and senior data developer job opportunities: Titan Health & Security Technologies, Incorporated - ReactJS Web Developer - Newport Beach A comprehensive emergency alert system & mass notifications system, suitable for businesses, governments and schools. OnwardPath - Lead Full-stack Java Developer - Costa Mesa An... Read more →

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Vincit Talks 7/23/20

Strategic Business Join Vincit for a Fireside Chat with CEO, Dustin Gyger from SixThreeZero and Vincit SVP of Strategy, Sean Richards. Join them Thursday, July 23 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM via Zoom. They will be covering topics on eCommerce, growth strategy, and service design in the changing economic climate. Not only will you learn business insights, but you could also... Read more →

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SBDC Virtual Demo Day 7/16/20

Tune in to SBDC’s live Virtual Demo Day to experience demos from the most innovative tech companies in Southern California. Join them Thursday, July 16 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM 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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Summer Virtual Class for Teen Entrepreneurs from Stanford GSB Lecturer

The Hacking Entrepreneurship class is an immersive online summer workshop that is looking for teens who want to use this summer to prepare themselves to build tomorrow by strengthening their entrepreneurial skill sets. The program teaches teen dreamers, doers, creators, pioneers, trailblazers, explorers, inventors, risk-takers, changemakers, visionaries and idealists the “Six Essential Skills” of entrepreneurship. This framework is based on... Read more →

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UCI Venture Capital Speaker Series 7/17/20

UCI Beall Applied Innovation VC Speaker Series with Saurabh Suri from CerraCap Ventures Join them Friday, July 17 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM via Zoom. Join them for a conversation with Saurabh Suri from CerraCap Ventures, an Orange County investment firm with Fortune 500 experience. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more events? Please see the full OC Startup Events Calendar... Read more →

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Why Marketing is Important for Tech Startups

A Thought Leader article we liked from Elizabeth Yin: Why marketing is eating the world I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up during the dot com boom in the late 1990s. One of the most interesting things in looking back are the stark differences in what it took to be successful back then... Read more →

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W.SparkSBIR Virtual Workshop 1: Using Specific Aims to Organize your SBIR Research Plan 7/15/20

Are you looking for non-dilutive funding through the SBIR/STTR program? Want expert personalized assistance? Join UCI Beall Applied Innovation Wednesday, July 15 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM via Zoom. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs fund high-impact, innovative technologies with large commercial potential. These government funds can go a long way: your company... Read more →

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Virtual Speaker Series 7/14/20

Perspectives in early stages finance and fundraising As we all adjust to the new normal, OC Tech Happy Hour is bringing their Speaker Series to you via Zoom, so be sure to register for the event. Join them Tuesday, July 14 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM via Zoom. Speaker Originally from Houston, Frank spent 10 years in the energy industry, focused... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: SelfDecode, Verimatrix, Agora Neos, Verys

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local wordpress developer, software engineer, and tech product development lead job opportunities: SelfDecode - Wordpress Developer - Newport Beach A personalized digital health coach that interprets genetic data to help people make better wellness decisions. Verimatrix - Jr. Software Engineer - Laguna Nigue Helps power the modern connected... Read more →

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CEMEX Ventures Invest in Santa Ana's Arqlite

This O.C. Startup is Saving Marine Life & Helping the Construction Industry CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX's Corporate Venture Capital an open innovation unit, today announced its investment in Arqlite SPC, a US company based in Santa Ana, California and winner of the 2019 Construction Startup Competition. Arqlite SPC processes unrecyclable plastic waste into artificial gravel that avoids the use of natural... Read more →

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How CEOs in OC Take Action to Address Social Inequity

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Dr. Douglas A. Wilson of OC's CEO Leadership Alliance: It’s Time To Think Bigger: Collective Action May Be Required As Black Lives Matter protesters continue to march and communities take a hard look at the inequalities in our society, purposeful CEOs are taking action. Going beyond issuing statements of support, they are examining how... Read more →

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Mavenlink Announces Steve DeSantis as CFO

Mavenlink Appoints Steve DeSantis as CFO to Set Foundation for Continued Growth Proven Financial Executive to Bolster Leadership Team Committed to Exceptional Customer Experience, Technology Innovation IRVINE, Calif., June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mavenlink, the leading provider of cloud-based software for the modern services organization, today announced Steve DeSantis has joined its executive team as CFO to oversee essential... Read more →

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Prof and Investor Steven Mednick 7/13/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Steven Mednick. Join them Monday, July 13 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on Youtube. Whether you are an entrepreneur, corporate entrepreneur or aspire to make a difference in the world by creating something new out of nothing, they will revisit the fundamentals of an entrepreneurial journey. GET MORE EVENT... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: Director of Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN)

Nick Zasowski joined Carey on Accelerate OC to discuss the recent rise of startup and venture studios globally. Speculation by those following the industry puts the number between 250 and 500 global studios, and Nick and Carey discussed the role they play, why they are important in the startup community, and some examples of studios that are thriving (many of... Read more →

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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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