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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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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, U.S. venture firms are on pace for decade-high fundraising. That... 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 expertise to serve these industries”, says CEO of Vincit California,... 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 of established industry leaders and receive tailored assessments of the... 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 a multi-billion-dollar publicly-traded NYSE company. “This is truly a full-circle... 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 professional audience, including many job seekers. You can list the... 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 Poonian , iBASEt Outstanding Public Company CEO: Dean Stoecker, Alteryx... 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 of most interest to our readers. These included Chris Ivey... 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 a press release, new product announcement, news of a big... 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 events to the local startup community. If you’re organizing or... 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 will shrivel up and die. The OC Startups blog is... Read more →

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Welcome to the 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 updates by email, too! Whether your startup is working in... Read more →

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