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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

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2018 SVBs State of the Markets Fourth Quarter Free Report

Want to know what's in store for the global Innovation Economy? Check out Silicon Valley Bank's latest State of the Markets quarterly report here. It covers the latest trends and market factors for innovative growth companies, investors, and their advisors. 2018 Fourth Quarter "In the face of heightened geopolitical concerns,... Read more →

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Vincit acquires Devise Interactive

Vincit, a software development and design company based in Irvine, Palo Alto, and Finland recently acquired Devise Interactive, an award-winning Irvine-based agency focused on brand strategy, UI/UX and software development. “Orange County is a well-known hub for many leading food and restaurant brands. With Devise Interactive we have even stronger... Read more →

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OCTANe LaunchPad SBDC Accelerator Accepting Applications

Are you or someone you know looking to raise seed, A or B rounds of startup capital ($500K-$25M+)? LaunchPad SBDC is now accepting applications for medical technology and tech startup companies who would like personalized feedback from experts. Those accepted will get to pitch their investment decks to a panel... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels announce SWS Venture Capital as new Affiliate Member

OC’s leading angel investment group, Tech Coast Angels (TCA), recently announced that the venture capital firm SWS Venture Capital (SWS) joined its network as an affiliate member. Steve Streit, the General Partner and Chairman of SWS, received capital and mentorship from TCA when he founded Green Dot, which is now... Read more →

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How to find high tech recruits in Orange County

Hiring is competitive in Orange County, especially for high tech jobs like programmers, developers, engineers, and other technical talent. Posting job openings on our OC tech jobs board listings can help. We’re dedicated to helping grow the Orange County technology startup ecosystem. Our blog attracts a highly targeted, growing, and... Read more →

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High Tech Company Innovation Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of OCTANe's annual High Tech Innovation Awards. The companies were selected because they demonstrated exceptional leadership while developing new technological advancements in their respective industries. 2018 Winners An independent panel of industry expert judges selected winners in 10 award categories: Outstanding Private Company CEO: Ladeira... Read more →

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OC Lawyers among National Best for Startups

Ten partners from local law firm, Stradling, were recently named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list. The winners were selected based on a national peer review survey submitted by other attorneys nationwide. While Stradling partners from multiple disciplines were honored, the names of top local startup lawyers are... Read more →

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How to get publicity for your startup in Orange County

Public relations and media coverage is critical for any startup company to gain attention these days. Our OC Startups Blog is on a #GrowthOC mission to help promote and grow the Orange County startup ecosystem, so we’re happy to help share your startup news with our audiences. If you have... Read more →

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Where to promote Startup Events in Orange County

How to promote your startup and high tech events in OC? Publicity is important for your startup or high tech events to attract enough attendees. Our startup event calendar listings are here to help build the Orange County tech and startup ecosystem, so we’re also available to help publicize your... Read more →

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How can we help your OC startup?

Your startup always needs more publicity, right? You and your team need it for confidence, recruiting, morale, and, of course, to help generate revenues and to attract investment, too. If a startup and its founders don't consistently earn attention from employees, outside partners, investors, and eventually customers also, most startups... Read more →

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Welcome to the free OC Startup Council Community Blog!

A free community service of the OC Startup Council, this OC startups blog is dedicated to promoting the growth of early stage technology startups in our community. Read on for the latest updates from around the Orange County high tech and software startup ecosystem - and subscribe for free news... Read more →

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