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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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New Book from UCI Professor Neil Sahota: Unlock Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy

UCI Professor Neil Sahota has published his first book, a guide to unlocking the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help grow your business. From McGraw-Hill; May 24, 2019: Artificial intelligence (A.I.) is bettering the human condition. It can review a patient's medical tests and instantly produce an accurate diagnosis; serve as "eyes" for the blind and vision-impaired; provide expert... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels Night at the Cove!

A packed house of entrepreneurs showed up at UCI Applied Innovation's Cove last Tuesday night. Why? It was Tech Coast Angels "Face to Face with Investors" night again. The event helped communicate valuable information about the fundraising process needed by startup companies interested in attracting angel investment or venture capital. The sold out crowd was treated to 3 panels sharing... Read more →

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Silicon Valley Bank's State of the Markets Report: Q2 2019

Silicon Valley Bank is back with their latest free State of the Markets report. For Q2 2019 it's sub-titled "Inside Views on the Health and Productivity of the Global Innovation Economy". Led by Bob Blee, SVB's Head of Corporate Finance, the theme for the report is "Innovation Marches Onward": "Despite fears of slower global growth, innovation marches onward. The record... Read more →

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EvoNexus announces New FinTech Startup Incubator Program

EvoNexus Collaborating with Franklin Templeton and Royal Bank of Canada to Pursue Emerging Financial Technology Startups Evonexus FinTech Incubator is now accepting startup applications. EvoNexus, Southern California’s (SoCal) leading startup incubator with locations in San Diego and Irvine, today announced it has opened an application round in search of early stage companies with emerging financial technologies to admit to its... Read more →

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OCSC New GOLD Sponsor: Tech Coast Angels - Orange County

Welcome to Tech Coast Angels - Orange County, a new Gold Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Tech Coast Angels - Orange County is a catalyst in helping to build Southern California’s economy by offering early stage, pre-seed, and seed funding for startups. TCA also brings critical business connections, provides hands-on practical mentoring, assists in building out management teams, and... Read more →

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How to Find a Technical Cofounder – Advice from Y-Combinator

The Y-Combinator startup accelerator has helped launched hundreds of startups. Their CEO, Michael Seibel, has helped startup founders worldwide build their teams, including recruiting technical co-founders. Watch this short video for his advice on how you can find and recruit software developers and engineers to join your startup. A summary of Michael’s advice for finding technical co-founders includes: Start with... Read more →

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OCSC New Bronze Members: SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation

Welcome to SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation as a new Bronze Member of the OC Startup Council! SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation provides no-cost, confidential, one-on-one consulting to high-tech, high-growth small businesses. Our award-winning consultants assist with business development, strategy, marketing, funding-readiness and technology commercialization. Special Offer For OCSC Members: Consulting services are provided at no cost to the community.... Read more →

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Startup Investor Pitch Deck Templates - Free

To raise money from venture capital firms and angel investors, it's a requirement to have a presentation "pitch deck". But presenting your startup business clearly and concisely in a limited time is a challenge... How do you include your product vision and development plan, target market analysis, go-to-market strategy, your team, competition, and especially your sales traction and financials all... Read more →

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OCSC New Community Member: Medical Innovation Exchange (MIX)

Welcome to Medical Innovation Exchange | MIX, a new 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: MIX... 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 Going Well 71% of US startups surveyed successfully raised capital... 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 Council in a familiar, easy-to-use Google Maps format, we’re just... 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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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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4 Pitch Deck Frameworks for your OC Startup

Raising money for a startup is hard, especially the part where you’re supposed to condense your world-dominating vision into just a few slides! But busy, easily-distracted investors insist. They get LOTS of pitches and need you to get to the point quickly. How to best summarize your early stage company’s business into a Pitch Deck? Founders Institute recently published a... Read more →

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Technical jobs board in Orange County listing service

Job listings for software developers, engineers, designers, and technical workers of all sorts are available here on the OC Startup News blog. We’re happy to help you recruit people for positions in business development, marketing, customer service, sales, human resources, legal, or finance, too. Specialists in artificial intelligence (AI), pay per click (PPC), machine learning (ML), user interface design (UI),... 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 News Blog!

OC startups news: 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 news updates from around the Orange County high tech and software startup ecosystem - and subscribe for free news updates by email, too! Whether your... Read more →

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