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The Startup Grind Global Conference brings thousands of startup lovers together in Redwood City every February for 2+ days of inspiration, education, networking, and parties. Startup Grind Global Conference speakers include startup superstars you can't see anywhere else – and pretty much never here in Orange County... These include the... 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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ListReports receives more $$$ for Real Estate Tech

Orange-based ListReports recently received an additional $550,000 to support its continued development of technology that makes the home buying and selling process a delightful experience. The new funding is the seventh tranche of financing Lighter Capital has provided the tech startup, dating back to 2016, with a total of $2.042... Read more →

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Tech Coast Venture Network Holiday Party 12/4

You're invited to TCVN's 2018 Holiday Party! Join TCVN and other startup and early stage venture industry professionals on Tuesday December 4, 6-9pm at Muldoon's Irish Pub in Newport Beach for a holiday celebration. Southern California industry professionals will be hosting an evening of networking, tasty appetizers and fun festivities.... Read more →

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OC User Groups Holiday Bash 2018

Celebrate the holidays at the 3rd Annual OC User Group Holiday Party 2018! Check out a free, festive event at Peoplespace in Irvine on December 6th at 6:30pm for the OC user groups community. There will be food, drinks and a raffle, too. This is a joint group effort by... 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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$2.5 Million for Nimble's Eco-Friendly Electronics Startup

Nimble, an Orange County-based consumer tech brand committed to creating sustainably made electronics, announced its equity round investment of $1.5 million led by Okapi Capital, with additional funding provided by early stage investor, PivotNorth Capital. The financing will be used to fund all Nimble’s initial costs, including product development, production,... Read more →

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Coming Soon: 4th Annual Tech the Halls!

Join Eureka, LearningFuze, and Startup Grind Irvine on December 13th 6pm to 9pm at the Eureka Building for the 4th Annual OC Tech Holiday Party. It will be a holiday-themed evening bringing together developers, aspiring developers, and hiring tech companies. Ugly sweaters welcome! Check https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-tech-the-halls-tickets-52059508391 for more information soon! Want... Read more →

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Standards Body Validates OC Startup's Disruptive Technology

Irvine startup NGD Systems Co-Chairs New SNIA Computational Storage Technical Work Group TWG activities will set the framework for standardization and interoperability of industry product offerings IRVINE, Calif. – November 12, 2018 – Today NGD Systems announced that they have joined a newly formed SNIA Technical Work Group (TWG) that... Read more →

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Startup Concentration in Orange County

Where are the most startups located in Orange County? Our region is fragmented geographically, so real estate firm JLL recently put their researchers to work to help answer that question that we all keep asking about our local startup ecosystem. The result? A beautiful visualization of early stage company locations... Read more →

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UCI 2019 New Venture Competition Kick Off

The 2019 New Venture Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business is calling all entrepreneurs! The annual startup competition is hosted by the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It offers all UCI students, staff and affiliates an opportunity to form a team, launch a startup, and potentially fund... 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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TIEcon Southwest

TiECON Southwest is coming to Long Beach on November 17! 1000+ entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and business professionals will be gathering for TiE's signature Southern California’s annual entrepreneurship conference. The event will bring hundreds of entrepreneurs from Orange County and surrounding areas, as well as investors and mentors from industries including... Read more →

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2018 Southern California Financings Year-to-Date

Our friends at PriceWaterhouseCoopers are back with more interesting numbers quantifying the local Orange County capital investment and funding environment. While the first two quarters of 2018 demonstrated generally strong deal flow, unfortunately it looks like deals and funding activity in the Los Angeles and OC region declined again last... Read more →

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2 Angel Investing Seminars at UCI

Interested in learning more about Angel Investing in startup ventures? Everyone in the startup community is invited to attend two seminars offered by the Angel Capital Association on Tuesday, November 6. Both will be held at the Cove at UC-Irvine. SEMINAR 1: Fundamentals of Angel Investing Seminar (Nov 6 -... Read more →

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Congratulations to Irvine's Cirrus Insight!

Irvine-based Cirrus Insight recently closed a “significant equity investment” to help continue its growth. Founded in 2011, Cirrus Insight has succeeded by offering an all-in-one sales productivity platform with Salesforce CRM integration, including plug-ins for the Gmail and Outlook. This enables salespeople to work faster and smarter from their inboxes... Read more →

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Peoplespace IOT Exhibition

Our friends at PeopleSpace are holding their 2nd annual Internet of Things (IOT) exhibition on November 3. The PeopleSpace IOT Expo started last year to showcase the many innovative local makers, startups, companies, and educational organizations focusing on development of IOT technologies here in Orange County. The exhibition in Irvine... Read more →

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PriceSpider's new Strategic Partnership and Investment

PriceSpider, the Irvine-based retail data technology company, has entered into a new strategic partnership with Frontier Capital, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based growth equity firm that specializes in software and technology-enabled business services companies. The partnership includes a significant growth investment in PriceSpider to help accelerate the growth of the company’s... Read more →

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