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Startup Members Benefit: Rutan & Tucker Legal Fees Discount

$10,000 LEGAL SERVICES FOR ENTREPRENEURS: RUTAN & TUCKER Thanks to GOLD Sponsor, Rutan & Tucker, all OCSC Member startups can get first class legal services at great rates from a local law firm that's been serving Orange County entrepreneurs for over 100 years. Qualifying local startups can get help with early stage corporate matters like company formation/incorporation, fundraising negotiation or... Read more →

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How Founders Can Benefit From Venture Debt

An article we liked from Thought Leader Zack Ellison of Applied Real Intelligence: What Is Venture Debt? How Can It Support Diverse Founders? This alternative to equity financing lets founders hang on to a bigger portion of their companies as they grow. Venture debt in its current form has been around for more than 20 years, but few startups and... Read more →

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How to Reduce Technology Costs Associated with Cloud Spends

Thanks to our Supporting Member Pegasus One for this thought leadership article outlining best practices for startup software products: Optimizing cloud spend for efficiency at scale Understanding the ins and outs of cloud spend is a challenge for many, and when it’s time to scale, the budget hit can be a shock. According to a Gartner report, up to 70%... Read more →

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Irvine's Slalom Ventures Launches “Ventures for Good” Accelerator Series

Slalom Ventures announces the launch of its first Ventures For Good accelerator cohort: “AI For Good”. Slalom is a purpose-led, global business and technology consulting company with over 14,000 consultants across 45 markets around the world. We’re advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else. Slalom Ventures is the venture group within Slalom who’s vision is to bring... Read more →

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Founder's Advice: How to Launch Version 0.1 of Your Startup

A video we liked from Thought Leader Raad Ahmed of LawTrades: How to launch version 0.1 of your startup If you're new here my name's Raad, I'm a startup founder that's been through the ups and downs of the startup world. I started Lawtrades, which is currently doing $9M in ARR, and in this video, we explore the strategies and... Read more →

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Laid Off?? The OCSC can help you find a new job!

Laid off and looking for new opportunities in startups, tech, or life sciences? If you are in Orange County, or would consider moving here, the OC Startup Council can help you find a new job! We have a thriving startup ecosystem in Orange County and welcome talented professionals of all kinds. You can post your "Talent Available" to reach OC... Read more →

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5 Most Misunderstood Pitch Phrases

An article we liked from Thought Leader Chris Neumann of Panache Ventures: YOU KEEP USING THAT WORD... This year marks the 35th anniversary of The Princess Bride, one of the funniest movies of all time. The most memorable line in the movie – which has spawned countless memes – comes from Inigo Montoya, who after hearing his boss Vizzini exclaim... Read more →

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Sponsor Spotlight: Joe Daniels, Emerging Companies & VC Attorney at Nelson Mullins

The Nelson Mullins 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 Joe Daniels, Partner and Co-Chair, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, to learn more about what they do and how their work is helping local founders and startup companies succeed in... Read more →

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An Overview of Generative Artificial Intelligence AI Tech

An article we liked from Thought Leader James Currier of NFX: Generative Tech Begins The biggest change to the Internet since crypto just happened. A whole new world of applications opened up to Founders in the last 6 months. We now have high-quality, cheap, fast AI models for generating text, images, videos, software code, music, voice, 3D models and more... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Bronze Sponsor: TiE SoCal Angels

Thank you to the TiE SoCal Angels, a Renewing Bronze Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! TiE SoCal Angels is a network of successful entrepreneurs, professionals, and highly educated individuals who are now turning their passion for business into investments and mentorship for the next generation. Started by a handful of dedicated individuals in the 1990s, TiE SoCal Angels formalized... Read more →

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Withum’s Advice to Emerging Managers When Starting a Fund

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Withum for this thought leadership article outlining best practices for startup accounting: Initial Steps Emerging Managers Should Take In the first of a four-part video series, Tom Angell, practice leader of Withum’s Financial Services Group, advises on initial steps emerging managers should take when starting a fund. Tom discusses what to think about before setting... Read more →

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

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, Chat,... Read more →

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An Angel Investor's Financial Crisis Realizations

An article we liked from Thought Leader DC Palter: 5 Mistakes Angels Should Avoid When Investing During a Downturn — And 1 Rule for Success Don’t make the same mistakes I made during the last financial crisis I began angel investing in 2009 during the depths of the financial meltdown. Looking back on those investments, I made some serious errors... Read more →

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New OCSC Sponsor: Tebra

Thank you to Tebra, a NEW Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Tebra is the Digital Backbone for your medical practice. They provide independent healthcare practices with digital tools and support to thrive in a new era of healthcare. They are tomorrow's solutions for today's provider. OC Startups Directory Category: Healthcare Tech Contact: AmandaFeld, Director of Marketing Communications and PR,... Read more →

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Avoiding Mistakes That Waste $$$ on Your Startup Idea

An article we liked from Thought Leader Linda Zhang: How to Not Waste $40K on a Startup Idea To take an idea from zero to one, we’ve got to fuse the engineering mindset with the product mindset Every so often, I read an article that hooks me from the start. This is the story of a guy with a fantastic... Read more →

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An Overview of Startup Tax Compliance

An article we liked from Thought Leader Jason D. Rowley of Capbase: Startup Tax Compliance: What Founders Need To Know There’s that old saying about how the only inevitabilities in life are death and taxes. It’s true for people and for companies. And as you’d expect, the types of taxes companies are responsible for paying can be quite different from... Read more →

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OSCC Member Benefit: HubSpot for Entrepreneurs Discount

HubSpot is well known for its popular all-in-one CRM, Sales, and Marketing tools that help startups worldwide. Now OCSC Startup Member companies can get a BIG DISCOUNT on HubSpot tools! Use them to help your startup with customer relationship management, social media marketing, content management, lead generation, web analytics, search engine optimization, live chat, and customer support, too. HubSpot for... Read more →

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OCSC Sponsor: Blue C Creative Marketing Agency

Thank you to Blue C Creative Marketing Agency, a 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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KPMG's QuantumShift Now Open for Application

Ready to transform and grow your business? OCSC Silver Sponsor KPMG cordially invites you to QuantumShift, an exclusive, leadership development program designed for up to 40 CEOs and founders of private, high growth enterprises. The QuantumShift peer to peer format will give you the opportunity to engage and collaborate with up to 39 other leading CEOs who will share their... Read more →

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Capbase Members Discount (Save 20%!)

Capbase is an easy-to-use online service for setting up and running a new company. Startup founders often find it difficult, confusing, and expensive to set up a new company correctly and legally. Capbase helps startup founders incorporate, divide equity with co-founders, issue shares, create cap tables, and raise funds from investors - all from one convenient online platform. Capbase's cloud-based... Read more →

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OC Life Sciences Resource Fair (photos)

Congratulations to University Lab Partners on another successful OC New Technology Show & Startup Resource Fair. Held recently at UCI's Beall Applied Innovation in Irvine, the event featured 25+ scientific suppliers showcasing their latest and greatest new technology. Also there to meet the local ecosystem were service providers, startup companies, and community organizations. Presented in partnership with Fisher Scientific, the... Read more →

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OSCC Member Benefit - Free AWS Credits

Does AWS power your Orange County startup? The OCSC can help your startup get $10,000 or even $25,000 of FREE service credits for Amazon Web Services. If your business is an AWS customer (or would like to be) these FREE AWS SERVICE CREDITS are essentially non-dilutive funding that Orange County startup company Members can use to grow their businesses. LEARN... Read more →

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How to Write a Competitive SBIR or STTR Proposal

A Thought Leadership article we liked from OCSC Partner University Lab Partners: 10 Tips for a Competitive SBIR or STTR Proposal Learn more about what you need to receive small business funding. The 10 tips for writing a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal below will help your company navigate applying for a highly-competitive SBIR/STTR grant. The grant application process can seem complicated... Read more →

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A Compilation of Best Pieces of Advice from Founders

An article we liked from Thought Leader Jonny Price of Wefunder: 50 Words of Wisdom from Founders We recently published the 50th episode of our Wefunder podcast — Adventure Capital. Huzzah!!! At the end of every episode, we’ve asked guests (mostly startup founders who have raised capital from their community on Wefunder) to give their best piece of advice for... Read more →

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Insights on R&D Capitalization

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Withum for this thought leadership article outlining best practices for startup accounting: Insights on R&D Capitalization Companies are now required to capitalize on the costs of research and development (including software development) and amortize them between five and fifteen years. Leonard Smith, CPA of Withum’s Life Science Tax Services discusses how Withum can help via... Read more →

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