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SPAC Blank Check Investing with KPMG and Fenwick 9/23/20

SPACs: Unlocking the “blank check” of special purpose acquisition companies. Join professionals from KPMG and Fenwick on Wednesday, September 23 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM via WebEx (virtual location) for this session of their Capital Markets Series. Blank check investors—also known as special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)—raised more than $12 billion in the first half of 2020. Now, they are looking to... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Member: WKG Solutions

Thank you to WKG Solutions, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! WKG Solutions: Delivers exceptional Working Software Solutions for your startup / business. They provide a unique mix of local and nearshore resources to seamlessly solve software challenges in any industry. Special Offer for OCSC Members: Silver - 10% Discount on all services and Gold - 20% Discount... Read more →

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OCSC New Supporting Member: Alera Group

Thanks to Alera Group for joining the OC Startup Council as a new Supporting Member and workshop Sponsor. Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and financial services firm that can help your company make data driven decisions on any insurance policies your company needs. As your company evolves, your insurance needs will too and Alera Group is here to... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Member: Medical Innovation Exchange (MIX)

Thank you to Medical Innovation Exchange | MIX, a renewing 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:... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Members: OC Tech Happy Hour

Thank you to OC Tech Happy Hour, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! OC Tech Happy Hour: Assisting the pain-points of an early-stage entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is hard. OC Tech Happy Hour is not. It’s the best place for investors, entrepreneurs, engineers, the technologically inclined and the creatively inspired. OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Community Organizations Event Partners Visit... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Announces More Than $9.7 Million Investment

Tech Coast Angels Invest More Than $9.7 Million in 31 Companies in 1H 2020 Southern California-based angel network reports second-highest investment funding in its history IRVINE, Calif. – August 4, 2020 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that it invested $9.7 million into 21 new companies and 10 existing companies from the period of January to June 2020. Despite... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: Piper

Welcome to Piper, a new Members of the OC Startup Council! Piper is a lifestyle company, that produces innovative accessories for busy lives designing and sell high-end, organic, washable bags inspired by the Newport aesthetic and California casual luxury. They focus on the new and pandemic-appropriate idea that there should be innovative canvas bags (for busy lifestyles), that are as... Read more →

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Innovation Conference Scheduled Late August Seeks Speakers/Sponsors

Innovation for Rebound, Reinvention and Revenue: The Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Paths for Growth Conference This new half day summit, to be held at UCI Beall Applied Innovation on August 27, will focus on rebound and innovation within emerging to enterprise level companies via intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship. The “next normal" that leaders promote adaptability, inclusive decision making, agility and a comfort... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: CEO Leadership Alliance OC

Welcome to CEO Leadership Alliance-OC, a new Member of the OC Startup Council. CEO Leadership Alliance-OC is a collaborative effort led by purposeful CEOs who believe that contributing to the community is not only a responsibility, but the right thing to do. Their initiatives involve C-suite executives from some of the most prominent public and private companies who are committed... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: Cyrano.ai, INC

Welcome to Cyrano.ai, INC, a new Members of the OC Startup Council! Cyrano.ai, INC: An artificial intelligence company focusing on improving the quality of conversations, not just transactional QnA. Effective communication is the single biggest advantage an individual or company can have, and they are bringing that ability to everyone. They are currently optimized for commercial deployments, though longer term... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: AWM Smart Shelf

Welcome to AWM Smart Shelf, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! AWM Smart Shelf is a vision technology company with a comprehensive retail solution. The underlying technologies are built utilizing artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning, and application engineering to reinvent the retail space as it is known today. The ecosystem of solutions improves operational efficiencies, increases sales,... Read more →

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Orange County's Voice of OC is 11 Years Old!

Voice of OC Is 11-Years Old! A birthday announcement from their newsroom: Eleven years ago Voice of OC was founded on the principle idea that straightforward, accountable news coverage of local government was essential to Orange County residents working to protect their quality of life. It’s been a busy 11 years for our small but growing newsroom. Last week our... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Welcome to UCI Beall Applied Innovation, a new Member of the OC Startup Council. UCI Beall Applied Innovation partners with the university and the community to accelerate discoveries that matter in our world, give entrepreneurs access to everything so they can go anywhere and do anything to create their next big thing and help rebuild and improve the regional economy.... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Voice of OC

Welcome to Voice of OC, a new Member of the OC Startup Council. Voice of OC: Orange County's Nonprofit & Nonpartisan Newsroom - Delivering Independent Local Civics & Arts News. VOC was founded 10 years ago and ever since has been knocking out solid news stories every day that put you in a position to be an informed and active... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Airspeed Equity

Welcome to Airspeed Equity, a new Member of the OC Startup Council. Airspeed Equity helps to develop products (hardware and Software) for small equity. They have global software development companies with a proven track-record of delivering best in class software solutions, development services, technology consulting and IT outsourcing solutions to clients worldwide. OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Software Development Visit... Read more →

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When Should Entrepreneurs Seek Seed Funding?

A Thought Leader Guest Post from David Friedman, President of Tech Coast Angels Orange County: When an Entrepreneur Should Seek Seed Funding As an angel investor, I have been asked numerous times by entrepreneurs: when is the best time to seek seed funding? I tell them it is broken down into two parts. First, they must build awareness for their... Read more →

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OCSC New Sponsor: Intellivision

Welcome to Intellivision a new Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Intellivision's mission is to use technology to bring family and friends back together by delivering simple, affordable, family-focused entertainment to everyone. Isn't it true that your fondest memories of playing video games are when you played together in the same room with a group of people? Much has changed... 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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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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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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Sponsor Spotlight Interview: Partner, Corporate Law Department at Rutan & Tucker

The Rutan & Tucker law firm is an important part of the Orange County tech startup ecosystem, and a Gold Sponsor of the OC Startup Council. Enjoy this exclusive interview with Shige Itoh, Partner in the Corporate Law Department at Rutan & Tucker, to learn more about what they do and how their work is helping local founders and startup... Read more →

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Irvine's KPMG Shares Resources on COVID-19

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has introduced new challenges across the business landscape. Tax, trade, and other authorities around the world are responding with regulatory change, relief measures, and extensions. As a result of new U.S. legislation, as well as existing rules, there are some opportunities in place and several others being discussed that encourage cash retention and provide additional... Read more →

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Silicon Valley Bank Introduces COVID-19 Relief Programs

Silicon Valley Bank Announces COVID-19 Response & Community Support Relief programs focus on startups, small businesses and the greater community SANTA CLARA, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors, today announced COVID-19 Response & Community Support initiatives that stem from SVB's mission to increase its clients' probability of success,... Read more →

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OCSC New Sponsor: Blue C Creative Marketing Agency

Welcome to Blue C Creative Marketing Agency a new Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Blue C Creative Marketing Agency is an Orange County based, full service creative marketing and advertising agency. Since 1998, they have been transforming brands by helping them solve marketing challenges, developing strategies that allow them to outshine the competition and repositioning them for the future... Read more →

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Active Cypher Offers Free Quantum-Resilient Security Amidst the Coronavirus Crisis

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Greg Morrell of OCSC Member Company Active Cypher: Coronavirus’ Remote Work Nightmare Costa Mesa Startup helps to bridge the gap in Remote Data Protection with free offer. Since being discovered in late 2019, COVID-19 has sadly killed thousands and disrupted much of the world economy. Much of the world is in lockdown, major world... Read more →

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