National Venture Plan Competition: Final Winners

Starting with 185 Companies and Ending with 10 Competitions Ends by Choosing the Top 3 The National Venture Plan Competition offers startups one the biggest opportunities to raise capital by fast-tracking them to present to many investor groups, angels, and VCs. After the last year’s competition, millions of dollars were invested in several companies by investors, angels, angel groups, VCs... Read more →

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OCSC GOLD Sponsor: Silicon Valley Bank

Thank you to Silicon Valley Bank, the founding Gold Sponsor of the OC Startup Council, for its sponsorship support! Silicon Valley Bank helps innovators, enterprises and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. For over 36 years, SVB's diversified platform has offered the most inclusive and effective models for global commercial banking for innovators, enterprises and investors, private venture investing... Read more →

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Tech Yeah! Free OC Startups Mixer - 11/18

Come to TechYeah! @ThePeninsulaLounge on the #CaliRiviera this Thursday, November 18th to celebrate Orange County’s expanding tech scene. DJs, drink specials, and more are all on tap to get the party started. Discover the legacy of Lobos 1707 tequila, snag some swag, and jam out with a music performance by Ariztotle. Your sponsor, SlingStir, will help you connect over cocktails... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: Chargezoom

Thank you to Chargezoom, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Chargezoom - Manage & Sync Payments In One Dashboard. Building your payments infrastructure has never been so easy! Pre-built integrations allow businesses to accept payments anywhere and sync transactions directly in QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, FreshBooks and Xero. OC Startups Directory Category: Fin Tech (Get a listing for your... Read more →

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8 Best Design Tools For Pitch Decks

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Alejandro Cremades: Best Design Tools For Pitch Decks What are the best design tools for pitch decks? If you are reading this, you probably already know what a pitch deck is and how important it is for raising money for your start-up or new business venture. No matter what your business idea is about,... Read more →

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CYLIVE Party 11/18/21

Calling all OC Startups! Cyvatar, a cybersecurity startup based here in Irvine, is hosting a rooftop party called CYLIVE for tech + startup business leaders. Join them Thursday, November 18 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM at Perch LA, 448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013. They’ll be having conversations around disruptive businesses, tech, and how Cyvatar is democratizing cybersecurity for... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: Chargezoom Senior Software Engineer (PHP) Opportunity

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local Senior Software Engineer (PHP) job opportunity from Chargezoom : Chargezoom is looking for Senior Software Engineers (PHP) to join their team. We have multiple opportunities open for Developers/Engineers and are looking for candidates at all levels of experience (Jr./Int./Sr.) that want to work in our amazing offices – Check... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: Chargezoom Security & Compliance Analyst Opportunity

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local Security & Compliance Analyst job opportunity from Chargezoom : Chargezoom is looking for a Security & Compliance Analyst to join their team. Chargezoom is a rapidly growing FinTech startup, and in addition to the usual perks (excellent pay, great benefits, ESOP, stocked kitchen, catered meals, etc.) we are offering... Read more →

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Fundraising Alternatives For Your Startup

An article we liked from Thought Leaders Gefen Skolnick and Miki Reynolds: How to Get Funding For Your Startup That’s *Not* Venture Capital Miki Reynolds is currently the Executive Director of Grid110, an early-stage startup accelerator and community development non-profit in Los Angeles. Miki recognizes that it’s tough to raise venture capital as an underrepresented founder (and that venture is... Read more →

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Startup Fundraising Office Hours: VC Term Sheet Edition [Video Replay + Transcript]

VC Term Sheet questions with special guest startup lawyer, Joe Daniels of McCarter & English, were the first topic at this month's MasterMinds Startup Fundraising Office Hours. The fun, friendly live video Q&A session answered startup fund-raising and strategy questions from entrepreneurs from all over the world with FREE expert startup advice Joe and Scott Fox: Term Sheets discussion with... Read more →

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Expanding Diversity in the Startup Ecosystem 11/16/21

A Conversation with Startup Leaders by Engine Join Engine and a panel of startup leaders for a discussion about the barriers that underrepresented startup founders face. Join them Tuesday, November 16 from 9:00AM to 9:40AM online. Engine will convene a panel to discuss how and why the startup ecosystem must expand diversity within its ranks—from founders to engineers and investors.... Read more →

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Renewing OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Listing: IVUSION Beverage Company LLC

Thank you to the IVUSION Beverage Company LLC., a renewing listing in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Health, Wellness & Lifestyle: IVUSION Beverage Company LLC. - Santa Ana IVUSION is a functional hydration drink that comes in 12oz cans. IVUSION is based on natural, organic, non-gmo, gluten free, and kosher ingredients. IVUSION's premium quality ingredients provide rapid rehydration... Read more →

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Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs - OC Happy Hour 11/16

Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs of Southern California is having its first Orange County Happy Hour event. Stanford alumni - come to meet fellow Stanford entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, and investors! We'll be mingling and discussing the latest startup trends, news, investing opps, and local companies. Tuesday, November 16, 5:30 - 7:30 PM Newport Beach Location provided with RSVP (This is an... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Aeries Software, Sphere, Aktify, Flexe, ListReports

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new software developer, senior software engineer, and data engineer job opportunities: Aeries Software - Software Developer - Orange Used by thousands of schools to manage the data of over 2.7 million students to promote their success. Sphere - Software Engineer (Linux) - Santa Ana A vertically integrated software and... Read more →

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Irvine's Huckleberry Raises $12.5 Million Series A

Huckleberry Raises $12.5 Million Series A to Bring Customized, Data-driven Pediatric Expertise to Every Family IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Huckleberry, an app that pairs data science, pediatric sleep experts, and AI to help navigate parenting challenges, has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding led by Morningside Ventures alongside existing investors Spero Ventures and Tamarisc VC. The... Read more →

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OCSC New Supporting Member: reverb

Thanks to reverb for joining the OC Startup Council as a new Supporting Member. reverb is a local website development company that builds semi-custom websites exclusively for small businesses. Their proprietary technology platform offers a polished, SEO and mobile-friendly website for a fraction of the cost and in a fraction of the time. Applicable to any small business, reverb focuses... Read more →

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OCSC Bronze Sponsor: Savills

Thank you to Savills, a Bronze Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Savills is a Commercial Real Estate consultancy firm specializing in assisting users of office, industrial and retail space. With a broad array of services we assist corporations to effectively manage their corporate real estate needs, large or small. As one of the world's leading property agents, Savills services... Read more →

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Wednesday Night: MasterMinds Tech Startup Accelerator #57 Fun Entrepreneurs Q&A and Networking!

ENTREPRENEURS: Get free expert answers for your tech startup strategy questions, learn new growth and fundraising tactics, and enjoy fun networking with founders and investors, too: https://masterminds57.eventbrite.com The Startup Council's fun virtual MasterMinds workshops offer inclusive access to innovation, startup strategy, and investment capital. Join software and technology entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, and investors to help each other and network.... Read more →

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Free MBA Consulting for Your Company

Apply for Free Consulting Work | Westcliff University SMART MBA Consulting Is your organization in need of FREE consulting work? (approximately 500-1000 hours given). Minimum commitment needed from the company (10-15 hours from Employer during an 8 week period). Westcliff University’s Strategic Management of Applied Research and Technology (SMART™) capstone program enables MBA students who are in their final semester... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: TurnKey Marketing, Tugboat Software, MobilityWare, Grok, Makani Science

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new back end web developer, software engineer, and lead engineer job opportunities: TurnKey Marketing - Back End Web Developer - Orange The industry leader for premium marketing & advertising services. Tugboat Software Incorporated - Software Engineer - Irvine Tailors scheduling systems to your enterprise needs and workforce rules. MobilityWare... Read more →

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UCI Announces 4th Annual Innovator Awards Ceremony Winners

4th Annual UCI Innovator Awards Ceremony Recognizes Distinguished Researchers and Inventors Irvine, Calif., October 28, 2021 – Top researchers and faculty members from UC Irvine (UCI) gathered virtually for the 4th annual UCI Innovator Awards ceremony. UCI Beall Applied Innovation, with generous support from Don and Ken Beall, created these awards to recognize UCI researchers working actively to promote commercialization... Read more →

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Startups meet Investors at TiE SoCal Investor Summit 11/11

Startups: Showcase your company on Thursday, November 11th, 2021 in Long Beach. This is your opportunity to meet investors from Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Dallas, New York, Boston, and many other cities. TiE SoCal Angels Investor Summit is one of the largest gatherings of venture capitalists, angels, family offices, and individual investors in Southern California. This event will... Read more →

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Practical Tips on How to Optimize Your Pitch 

An article we liked from Thought Leader James Hottensen of Capbase: The Do's and Don'ts of Investors Pitches How to Pitch Your Idea to Investors Pitching your idea can be one of the most nerve-wracking things you can do as a founder. Even founders who have experience in public speaking get nervous, and for a good reason: it’s like a... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: Wellness Mobile Veterinary Clinics

Welcome to Wellness Mobile Veterinary Clinics, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! Wellness Mobile Veterinary Clinics a blockchain-based NFT structured wholistic veterinary mobile clinics with app-accessibility via Gold Standard Partners’ G999 digital utility asset. WMVC holds the gold standard in wholistic veterinary medical services to elite clientele and a veterinary ministry of stewardship centering on indigenous methods of... Read more →

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Joining the OCSC gets your startup noticed...

Are you listed in the OC Startups Directory yet? Where's your startup? Or is your accounting firm, design agency, software development team, law firm, or venture capital fund listed in the OC Startup Ecosystem Directory? How about the school, incubator, non-profit, or community group you work with that helps early stage founders? Why not?? The OCSC is here promoting everyone... Read more →

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