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Free Zendesk Customer Service for a YEAR! - New OCSC Member Benefit

New for Orange County startups: 12 Months of Free Zendesk Customer Support Services! OCSC startup company Members can get a year of Zendesk for free while getting their startups off the ground. Qualified OCSC Member companies can receive a monthly credit of $218 for 12 months (equivalent to 2 seats of Zendesk Suite professional plan or used across Zendesk’s Support,... Read more →

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Free KPMG Spark Bookkeeping Service - New OCSC Member Benefit!

6 Months Free Startup Bookkeeping and Accounting from KPMG Spark. Thanks to our SILVER Sponsor, KPMG, OC Startup Council Members get 6 months free bookkeeping. KPMG Spark is the all-in-one online accounting solution that provides startups with bookkeeping and tax preparation, as well as payroll facilitation, all online for a simple, low monthly fee. The platform gives you instant insight... Read more →

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OCTANe LaunchPad Startup Pitch Review Panels

A powerful free resource for Orange County startup entrepreneurs is OCTANe's LaunchPad program. The program specializes in offering advice to early stage entrepreneurs seeking to raise investment capital. Their panels of volunteer startup experts and mentors can provide valuable feedback to startups, centering around improving their investment pitches and making introductions for capital raises. LaunchPad Director JC Ruffalo moderates a... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Abikiss, Astropreneurs Global, and EvoNexus

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Abikiss, Astropreneurs Global, and EvoNexus! Abikiss began as a way for organizations and their employees to track their hours each day. This simple calculation evolved over time into a service that offers users the ability to track prospects, create proposals, manage production, and collect payments. OC Startups Directory Category: Business... Read more →

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Intellivision's Amico Game Console - New Trailer

We're not all hard work here in the Orange County startup scene, some of us are world class video game experts, too. Check out the new trailer for OCSC Supporting Member Intellivision Entertainment's upcoming Amico game console! Releasing next year, this new gaming hardware is designed to bring families together around video games. Amico is the Italian word for “friend”... Read more →

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Momentous Milestones by Irvine's Tech Coast Angels

Tech Coast Angels Realizes Two Momentous Milestones: 400th Company Funded and 400 Members Angel network’s investment in Grolltex highlights angel network’s influence and stature while increased membership brings even deeper levels of experience as well as additional capital IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB): Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that it has invested in its 400th company, reinforcing its standing as one... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: ChangeUp, Peloton Insurance Brokers, LLC, SlingStir, LLC

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: ChangeUp, Peloton Insurance Brokers, LLC, SlingStir, LLC ChangeUp: They have an insatiable passion for all things brand and retail. Bringing together people with an insatiable passion for retail and provide a level of service distinct in the industry. Retail design is always evolving, blending bricks and mortar with new technologies,... Read more →

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Cove Strategic Marketing Angels - Free Marketing Clinics

Helping Orange County startup companies "cross the chasm" to profitability with free expert marketing advice is the mission of the new Cove Strategic Marketing Angels group. Their free marketing consulting sessions help local startups develop winning marketing strategies and execute better on their sales plans. Orange County's Cove Strategic Marketing Angels advise local OC entrepreneur Kent Booker The group was... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: CEO, OCTANe

One of the leading cheerleaders for the innovation ecosystem in Orange County is Bill Carpou. He is CEO of OCTANe, the leading organization in Orange County for the technology and medical technology business ecosystems, by connecting people, resources and capital. Bill has expanded OCTANe’s flagship annual events, expanded capital and growth services to companies here, and increased the organization’s job... Read more →

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Orange County's OCTANe LaunchPad Capital Raise

OCTANe LaunchPad Raises Record Capital in First Half of 2019 OCTANe LaunchPad and Alumni Companies have set a record high capital raise in the first half of 2019. With over $306.7M raised so far, this 6-month period has exceeded any prior full year’s raise. Last year, OCTANe reported a record $297.3M for the full year. These LaunchPad Alumni Companies are... Read more →

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$10k Startup Legal Services - New OCSC Member Benefit

$10,000 in deferred legal services for startups from Rutan & Tucker. Thanks to our GOLD Sponsor, Rutan & Tucker, OCSC Member startups can get first class legal services at great rates from a top local law firm with deep roots here in Orange County. By working with Rutan & Tucker, qualifying local startups which are Members of the OC Startup... Read more →

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Record Startup Investments by Tech Coast Angels

Tech Coast Angels Invest $13.7 M in 28 Deals in 1H 2019 Angel network’s investment in first half of this year is highest by far in its 21-year history IRVINE, Calif. – July 31, 2019 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that it had invested a total of $13.7 M in 28 total deals in the first half of... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: ProveIt Inc., SnapMedia, WKG Solutions

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: ProveIt Inc., SnapMedia, WKG Solutions ProveIt Inc.: Is looking to create the future of employment by creating a system for individuals to create and submit a video resume to employers demonstrating why they are exceptional at what they do and prove they can fulfill the job requirements. OC Startup Directory... Read more →

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Focus on the Future @ Irvine Chamber of Commerce (Pics)

The future of Irvine and Orange County's economic development was the topic at the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce's recent "Future Focus" initiative. The Chamber's Economic Vitality Council and Business & Workforce Development Taskforce hosted a large group of local professionals, all interested in helping define and support the continued economic vitality of our region across industries. Participants from many... Read more →

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New Podcast: Accelerate OC interviews OC Startup Council Founder (with Video)

Accelerating OC's technology startup ecosystem was the topic on a recent podcast when host Carey Ransom interviewed OC Startup Council CEO, Scott Fox. The two local veteran startup executives shared their excitement about the growth of the Orange County tech startup ecosystem in the half hour broadcast show. The interview covered strengths and weaknesses of the OC startup scene, how... Read more →

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New Artificial Intelligence Data Science Certificate Program in Irvine

Brandman University & theDevMasters Align to Offer Certificate in Artificial Intelligence AI program aims to bolster resiliency for working Californians IRVINE, Calif., July 11, 2019 — As corporations, small businesses, non-profits and government agencies gear-up to scale-up the use of artificial intelligence (AI), Brandman University today announced it is partnering with theDevMasters (tDM) to offer a Certificate in Data Science... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Flikflix, OC Talk Radio, West Sky Technology, LLC

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Flikflix, OC Talk Radio, West Sky Technology, LLC Flikflix has reinvented how people discover movies they'll love from the popular video services they already use, through its revolutionary, patent-pending media recommendation engine (Notice of Allowance issued in May). The app is available as a free app in the Apple App... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Evidentally, MyShoperoo Inc, Orange Marketing

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Evidentally, MyShoperoo Inc, Orange Marketing Evidentally: Currently being incubated by Empirical Education, a 16 year old education research firm, Evidentally delivers tested methodologies and expertise to the fast-paced edtech industry. We make research more accessible, timely, and relevant to companies and their clients. OC Startup Directory Category: Analytics Business Services... Read more →

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OC Startups Events Calendar - Have you seen it?

OC Startup Events - there are more new startup events for techies and software companies listed every day in our OC Startup Council Events Calendar! Check out the Orange County tech startup conferences, happy hours, workshops, meetups, and seminars our members are posting here. You can meet new people, develop new relationships, learn new skills and expertise, advance your high... Read more →

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Stradling Law Firm Recognized for Securities Litigation, M&A, and Venture Capital Practices

Newport Beach's Stradling’s Securities Litigation, M&A, and Venture Capital practice groups were ranked in the newly released 2019 edition of The Legal 500 United States. Congratulations to the OC-based Stradling Venture Capital team (a Sponsor of the OC Startup Council) for receiving high marks for being “business-oriented, direct, efficient, and commercially minded.” Recent deal highlights included Mark Skaist advising Acacia... Read more →

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