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TCA Venture Group Mixer Hosted by Silicon Valley Bank Photos

Silicon Valley Bank hosts TCA Venture Group Mixer TCA Venture Group (fka Tech Coast Angels) recently hosted a reception in Irvine to introduce accredited investors to the benefits of TCA VG membership: https://tcaventuregroup.com/ New TCA Venture Group Orange County President Pat Hwang welcomed new members and friends at the friendly reception hosted by Silicon Valley Bank. Angel Investing, startup deals,... Read more →

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New OCSC Member: Belwest

Welcome to Belwest, a new Member of the OC Startup Council. Belwest is the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for the Western US. It connects US and European entrepreneurs, and bridges the 2 biggest economies and innovation areas of the world : the Western US and the center of Europe. Belwest help grow the business of their members through expansion services,... Read more →

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Orange County's Notice Ninja Announces Prestigious Recognition

Notice Ninja Selected For Deloitte's Prestigious ScaleUp Program Notice Ninja Levels Up with Deloitte ScaleUp: A Match Made in Tax Compliance Heaven Notice Ninja, with its birthplace deep in the entrepreneurial spirit of San Clemente, California, has been selected for the prestigious Deloitte and Forward Founders ScaleUp Program. This recognition fuels their mission to revolutionize tax notice compliance processes from... Read more →

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Innovating toward Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems 2/20/24

Join regional leaders to explore technology and best practices as we advance toward sustainable agriculture and food systems. Sustain SoCal’s discussion leaders will offer solutions to many of the obstacles in our pathway and offer insights to future innovative farming practices and safe comprehensive food systems. Join them Tuesday, Feb 20 from 1:00PM to 7:00PM at The Cove at UCI... Read more →

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TCA Venture Group Announces 2024 Leadership

Angel network formerly known as Tech Coast Angels includes strong and diverse team led by Digvijay “Sunny” Singh, Ph.D. IRVINE, CALIF., USA, January 31, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- TCA Venture Group (TCA VG) has announced its 2024 leadership. This year’s team is the youngest and most diverse in the esteemed network’s 27-year history. Outgoing TCA VG chair, David Friedman, welcomed the... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Silver Sponsor: Sunstone Management

Thank you to Sunstone Management Inc., a renewing Silver Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Sunstone Management Inc. believes in the aspirational power of the American economy to attract and inspire investors and entrepreneurs from throughout the world. They deliver new and exciting opportunities for economic growth through the creation of innovative public-private partnerships, and their unique experience across government,... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: Sundry Funds

Welcome to Sundry Funds a new Member of the OC Startup Council. Sundry Funds is a platform to help employee equity holders mitigate their risk by giving them access to pools of equity. They create and administer special purpose vehicles designed to be used by employees equity holders of private companies. Through the Sundry platform, equity holders can view various... Read more →

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NOCCCD Gen-Z Female Founders Panel 2/13 (Online)

Join us for a panel as we go over what to do after you come up with your initial business idea! Join us Tuesday, Feb 13 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM online. Four (4) Female Gen Z entrepreneurs will lead us through an in-depth conversation focusing on "You Have a Business Idea...Now What?" This will be an experienced, engaging, top level,... Read more →

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New OC Ecosystem Directory Free Listing: Cost Reduction Associates

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

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OC's Sunstone Management Announces Partnership With National ACE

National ACE, Sunstone Management Partner to Help AAPI Businesses Nationwide Sunstone Management, Inc., and the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE) have reached agreement to partner in a federally financed program designed to help AANHPI entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. The agreement comes as National ACE launches the first eight-week business accelerator training program... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Bronze Sponsor: Cake Equity

Thank you to Cake Equity, a renewing Bronze Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Cake Equity - The best stock options solutions for early stage startups. Cake streamlines and automates many of the complex steps, to help founders have awesome capital raising and stock option plans. Building the value of your equity is one of the most important and difficult... Read more →

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Empower Innovation by Sponsoring the Sunrise Venture Pitch Competition 2024

Calling for Sunrise Venture Pitch Competition Sponsors! Are you looking to inspire youth? Do you want to make a lasting impact on the community? The Sunrise Venture Pitch Competition is perfect for you! The Sunrise Venture Pitch Competition is a California-wide competition for high school students. The competition fosters entrepreneurial spirit and helps students develop business skills that can turn... Read more →

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Venture Investment – Strategies and Tactics with TiE 2/12/24

TiE SoCal is excited to invite you to this exclusive event! If you are into venture investment, startup raising funds, want to learn the strategies and tactics for the venture investments, you don’t want to miss this event. Join them Monday, Feb 12 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA. Their... Read more →

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In Conversation with ANTrepreneurs: A Deep Dive into the Journey of Vatsal Ananthula

Thanks to UCI ANTrepreneur Center for this valuable information about entrepreneurship: Interview with ANTrepreneurs: Vatsal Ananthula At the UCI ANTrepreneur Center, University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) students can take advantage of a wide variety of resources and opportunities to help them explore the world of entrepreneurship and develop the skills to be successful in their professional pursuits. From the... Read more →

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New OC Ecosystem Directory Free Listing: EarthLCD

Welcome to this new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Software Development: EarthLCD - Santa Ana (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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Orange County's Compa Announces $10M Series A Funding

Compa Closes $10M Series A to Fix Compensation Market Data for the World’s Best Companies Following 872% data network growth across 19 countries, Compa lands new funding to expand its real-time dataset. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Compa, the leading offers-based compensation market data provider, announced today that it has raised a $10M Series A to bring real-time market intelligence to compensation... Read more →

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OCSC New Startup Company Supporting Member: HiCounselor Inc

Welcome to HiCounselor Inc, a new Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! HiCounselor Inc is a platform that combines learning with AI/NLP proprietary technology to bridge the gap between early career job seekers and employers. HiCounselor upskills, job-prepares and matches job seekers with employers thus reducing friction and inefficiencies in the job search process for job seekers and in... Read more →

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MasterMinds (VIRTUAL) Global Founder Accelerator #67 Startup Q&A and Networking!

FOUNDERS: This Thursday evening 2/8, the Startup Council invites you to make new friends and enjoy friendly networking and Investor Pitch Practice ONLINE with fellow entrepreneurs and angel investors worldwide, too: https://mms67.eventbrite.com/ Our fun virtual MasterMinds Startup Accelerator Workshops offer interactive, inclusive global access to innovation, startup strategy, and investment capital. Join software and technology entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, service... Read more →

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Fundraising in Today’s Startup Market 2/7/24

Are you looking for guidance on raising capital for your venture? The Alliance for SoCal Innovation invites you to their upcoming in-person Founder’s event, “Fundraising in Today’s Startup Market." Join them Wednesday, Feb 7 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM in Irvine (exact location provided after registration). Join them for this exclusive event to get your questions answered by a panel of... Read more →

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Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs Online Pitch Night 2/7/24

Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs of Southern California is excited to announce a virtual pitch event this Wednesday February 7, from 4-5:30 PM PST. Note: Attendees must be accredited investors or have investment-related experience and answer the brief questionnaire before qualifying for admission. We have curated a selection of nine exciting start-ups - most of which have a Stanford alumni as... Read more →

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Stock Option Strategies in M&A: What You Need to Know

Thanks to OCSC Platinum Sponsor Withum for this valuable information about Business Planning: Merger and Acquisition Effects on Stock Options Due to the magnitude of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in both the private and public markets, it is important for founders, executives, and employees to all consider the effect a consolidation could have on stock options. In some cases,... Read more →

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Irvine's Sunstone Management Announces New Chief Compliance Officer

Experienced Compliance Expert Heather Lewis Joins Sunstone Management, Inc. IRVINE, Calif. - (January 23, 2024) - Sunstone Management, Inc., is proud to announce that Heather Lewis has joined the company as Chief Compliance Officer at our Irvine headquarters. Ms. Lewis has more than 17 years of experience in ensuring organizations follow stringent state and federal securities laws, most recently at... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: getawayGoGo

Thank you to getawayGoGo, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council. getawayGoGo iis an online marketplace that connects vacation rental property manager's discounted properties with last minute travelers. With 44% of vacation rental bookings in the United States made within 14 days of arrival vacation rental property managers need a marketplace to connect with last minute travelers about their... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: BUCKOne

Welcome to BUCKOne, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! BUCKOne nurtures an environment for the financial futures of children by providing tools and resources to make learning about money and the behaviors of money management fun and engaging. The primary product pillar focused on by the BUCKOne team is the development of an impactful APP platform that delivers... Read more →

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Startup Game Changer 2/21/24 - Discount Tickets!

The Startup Game Changer Summit is back for v4.0! Get tickets now for Orange County's favorite startup conference series on Wed 2/21 in Garden Grove: https://startupgamechanger.org/summit/ Entrepreneurs and startup founders come meet and mingle with dozens of leading angel and venture capital investors from across So Cal, plus learn from informative panels and an exciting startup pitch competition. Startup Game... Read more →

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