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Irvine Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is working hard to support business growth in the Orange County area. Many startup entrepreneurs are unaware that this local organization is busy coordinating resources to help attract, support, grow, and retain startup jobs, too. Yesterday's meeting of the Irvine Chamber's "Business & Workforce Development Committee" (pictured) was a great example of this. Chaired by... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Trio Rewards, Coded in OC, OC Tech Happy Hour

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Trio Rewards, Inc., Coded in OC, and OC Tech Happy Hour. Trio Rewards, Inc.: The Trio Platform is a powerful word of mouth customer acquisition & loyalty platform. We believe your employees and customers are your best marketing channel, and incentivizing them to be your advocates is the best way... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels Surpassed Membership Numbers in 2018, Invested $10.8 Million into 53 Companies, and Realized Six Exits

Angel Network 2018 Year End Report Shows Strong Year in Diverse Sectors New Companies and Percentage of Investment in New Companies Near Record Highs IRVINE, Calif. -- May 7, 2019 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA) invested $10.8 million in a total of 53 companies in 2018. There was a diverse mix of investments: Life Sciences and Software were by far... Read more →

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Meet more New OC Startup Council Members!

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council! Surcle: End-to-end ecosystem designed to aid in the development life cycle of hardware and engineering products. Special Offer for OCSC Members: Starter package consultation service at a discounted rate (normally $5,000) and initial Bill of Materials consultation for no charge. OC Startup Directory Category: Marketing and Design Software Development Startup... Read more →

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EvoNexus announces New FinTech Startup Incubator Program

EvoNexus Collaborating with Franklin Templeton and Royal Bank of Canada to Pursue Emerging Financial Technology Startups Evonexus FinTech Incubator is now accepting startup applications. EvoNexus, Southern California’s (SoCal) leading startup incubator with locations in San Diego and Irvine, today announced it has opened an application round in search of early stage companies with emerging financial technologies to admit to its... Read more →

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OCSC New GOLD Sponsor: Tech Coast Angels - Orange County

Welcome to Tech Coast Angels - Orange County, a new Gold Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Tech Coast Angels - Orange County is a catalyst in helping to build Southern California’s economy by offering early stage, pre-seed, and seed funding for startups. TCA also brings critical business connections, provides hands-on practical mentoring, assists in building out management teams, and... Read more →

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OCSC New Bronze Members: SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation

Welcome to SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation as a new Bronze Member of the OC Startup Council! SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation provides no-cost, confidential, one-on-one consulting to high-tech, high-growth small businesses. Our award-winning consultants assist with business development, strategy, marketing, funding-readiness and technology commercialization. Special Offer For OCSC Members: Consulting services are provided at no cost to the community.... Read more →

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Meet more New OC Startup Council Members!

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council! Muzaic: A marketplace, rewards program, and music app- all in one! OC Startup Directory Category: E-commerce & Marketplaces Media Tech http://muzaicshows.com Urban Tykes: an on-demand marketplace for parents to list and rent baby and children's gear. OC Startup Directory Category: E-commerce & Marketplaces Software http://www.urbantykes.life Visit these partners to learn... Read more →

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OCSC new GOLD Sponsor: Silicon Valley Bank

Welcome to Silicon Valley Bank, the founding Gold Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Silicon Valley Bank helps innovators, enterprises and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. For over 36 years, SVB's diversified platform has offered the most inclusive and effective models for global commercial banking for innovators, enterprises and investors, private venture investing expertise, oversight and management, and... Read more →

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Meet more New OC Startup Council Members!

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council! My Stage LLC: The first truly portable stage, it is 5 times lighter and far easier to use then the competition. OC Startup Directory Category: Products LIMVI Studio: Specializes in branding development, packaging design, UI/UX design, Chinese and English website design. Special Offer for OCSC Members: Free one hour consultation.... Read more →

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New Executive Director of Tech Coast Angels OC

Tech Coast Angels Orange County Appoints Anthony Sarris as Executive Director New position will make deal flow processes more effective for entrepreneurs and investors. IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) April 02, 2019: Tech Coast Angels (TCA) Orange County recently announced its appointment of Anthony (Tony) Sarris as Executive Director, a newly-created, full-time position. Mr. Sarris brings a wealth of experience of more... Read more →

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OCSC New Community Member: Medical Innovation Exchange (MIX)

Welcome to Medical Innovation Exchange | MIX, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! Medical Innovation Exchange | MIx is an organization of medical technology professionals fostering innovation and collaboration in healthcare. It holds educational and networking events for health care, life sciences, and medical device people and companies in Orange County, CA. Special Offer for OCSC Members: MIX... Read more →

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OCSC New Bronze Member: OCTANe

Welcome to OCTANe, a new Bronze Member of the OC Startup Council! OCTANe is the convening organization for the Southern California tech and medtech ecosystem. OCTANe wants to help your company grow and scale whether its through our award winning accelerator, LaunchPad SBDC, or through our Growth Services Platform. Our events bring together the Southern California network for rich content... Read more →

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New GOLD Sponsor: Rutan & Tucker Attorneys at Law

Welcome to Rutan & Tucker, a new GOLD SPONSOR of the OC Startup Council! Rutan & Tucker has been a pillar of the Orange County business community for over 100 years. As part of its involvement with the community, Rutan & Tucker has been a great supporter of start-ups and other entrepreneurial ventures. While the landscape and industries in Orange... Read more →

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OC's Parcel Pending announces $100M+ exit

Parcel Pending Announces Acquisition by Neopost Agreement will help bring Parcel Pending’s innovative package management solutions to more residential, commercial, retail and universities properties nationwide. IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parcel Pending, the nation's leading provider of innovative package management solutions, today announced that it has been acquired by Paris-based Neopost, a global leader in mail solutions,... Read more →

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2019 Startup Outlook Report from Silicon Valley Bank

60% of US startup founders are optimistic about 2019’s business conditions, according to Silicon Valley Bank’s tenth annual “Startup Outlook Report”. The bank surveyed almost 1400 startup executives. They were mostly in technology, with some in healthcare and other industries. Some of their expert (aggregate) opinions include: Startup Fundraising is Going Well 71% of US startups surveyed successfully raised capital... Read more →

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OC Startups Map – A new resource for the Orange County Startup Ecosystem!

The OC Startup Council is pleased to announce the debut of the new “OC Startups Ecosystem Map”. The new map of the OC Startups Ecosystem allows anyone to quickly locate our community’s best entrepreneurship resources. SEE THE NEW OC STARTUPS ECOSYSTEM MAP HERE Featuring the Members of the OC Startup Council in a familiar, easy-to-use Google Maps format, we’re just... Read more →

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OCSC New BRONZE Member: Gigasavvy

Thanks to Gigasavvy for joining the OC Startup Council as a new Bronze Member. Gigasavvy is an Irvine-based, full service creative marketing and advertising agency. We help brands ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies tell their stories, connect with their customers, and grow their businesses. We have built our expertise over 10 years of servicing ambitious brands and helping... Read more →

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Bob Genthert Named Managing Director of EvoNexus

Bob Genthert, Co-Founder of ecoATM, has been appointed Managing Director of EvoNexus in Irvine. Southern California's leading startup incubator, EvoNexus encourages entrepreneurs to turn their inspiring ideas into fundable, commercially-viable companies. Bob Genthert was the Co-Founder of ecoATM, has 35 years of experience including CFO and SVP roles at Fortune 50 companies, and was apart of many internal corporate ventures.... Read more →

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New OCTANe Board of Advisors

The Orange County Technology Alliance (OCTANe) recently announced a new Chairman and Board of Advisors. The Aliso Viejo-based technology and life sciences accelerator appointed Jim Mazzo, Global President of Ophthalmic Devices of Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., as the OCTANe Chairman, effective January 1, 2019. Mazzo has been elected for a two-year term. Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe said, “Jim has... Read more →

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