MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop #23

Want to accelerate your startup company or ideas with friendly feedback from fellow founders? Join us for another MasterMinds Startup Q&A Workshop! On Thursday, March 28, bring your startup ideas and business strategy questions to our friendly group. Our local technology and software entrepreneurs and business owners can help you... Read more →

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New Investor & Software Co Members: Next Level Management + Foreknow

Welcome new OC Startup Council members: Foreknow and Next Level Management! The Foreknow Experience Platform allows brands to predict exactly when and where their customer will be, along with what purchases they might make, engaging with them at the most opportune moment. http://www.foreknow.com OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Advertising Startups... Read more →

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Speed Dating with Investors – Now with $$$ Prizes!

Does your startup have a scalable business model that is ready for growth capital? If you’re seeking angel investment or venture capital to accelerate your startup’s growth, you need to come to Speed Dating with Investors on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Register now as a “Startup Presenter” and you’ll get... Read more →

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SBDC talks about Building The Winning Team

The Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network answers your questions. Join them on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST at The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation in Irvine, California. Get answers to your questions from seasoned experts on how to build the... 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... Read more →

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OCSC New BRONZE Member: Gigasavvy

Thanks to Gigasavvy for joining the OC Startup Council as a new Bronze Member. Gigasavvy is an Irvine-based, full service creative marketing and advertising agency. We help brands ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies tell their stories, connect with their customers, and grow their businesses. We have built our... Read more →

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OCSC New Member: Okapi Venture Capital

Welcome to Okapi Venture Capital, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! Okapi Venture Capital: The longest standing early stage venture capital firm in OC, Okapi invests in technology driven companies, particularly those leveraging software and focused on enterprise B2B applications. We are based in Laguna Beach and are... Read more →

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TiE SoCal Talks 2019 Cybersecurity

TiE SoCal will be discussing the trends in cloud and cybersecurity for 2019. Please join us on February 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM at ROC Irvine in Irvine, California. Featuring TBD as moderator, along with panelists, Bala Ramaiah, CEO at ISSQUARED. Schedule: 5:30 P.M. Registration, Membership signup,... Read more →

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OCSC New BRONZE Members: EventMeow, WellTuned, TerraManta

Please welcome EventMeow, WellTuned, and TerraManta as the newest Bronze Members of the OC Startups Directory! EVENTMEOW EventMeow is a low cost DIY mobile app platform that allows conference organizers, event planners, and corporate marketing directors to easily and inexpensively build their own conference schedule apps. A self-serve DIY SAAS... Read more →

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Congratulations to Acorns on a new $105 Million Funding Round!

Orange County fintech startup darling, Acorns, recently closed a new investment round that brings the investing and savings startup’s valuation up to a whopping $860 million! This funding was a Series E round of $105 million, as previously reported here in December. Acorns’ investors in this financing round include big... Read more →

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MasterMinds Startup Accelerator Workshop #22 – February 21

OC entrepreneurs – it’s time for another informative, useful, and fun MasterMinds OC workshop! More info and Early Bird 2-for-1 tickets are on-sale here now: https://mastermindsoc22.eventbrite.com Please join your host, Scott Fox, for another evening of valuable information exchange and networking that can help propel your startup forward. You can... Read more →

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Startup Grind Irvine hosts GDBRO Burgers Hue Nguyen

Startup Grind Irvine is hosting Hue Nguyen for a Fireside Chat. Please join us on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Eureka Building in Irvine, California. Featuring Hue Nguyen, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GDBRO Burger, along with Host, Jessica Acosta Jaquez, Startup Grind... Read more →

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2019 SBDC Free Startup Pitch Prep 101

Learn how to pitch your startup to investors at a free SBDC Brown Bag workshop. Join us on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:00PM to 1:30 PM PST at The Cove at UCI in Irvine, California. Hear tips from expert consultants from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) @ UCI... Read more →

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OCSC New SILVER Member: VYRL

Welcome to VYRL, a new Silver Member of the OC Startup Council! VYRL is building the Global Commerce Network for Modern Brands. A community for social influencers, VYRL enables users to connect, collaborate, and transact with each other in an exclusive environment. And for brands, VYRL’s “Carro” mission control system... Read more →

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Creating A Successful Company Panel

Attend OCTANe's "Coffee at the Cove: Creating A Successful Company" at UCI. On Tuesday February 12, OCTANe's LaunchPad SBDC Director, JC Ruffalo, will moderate a panel discussion featuring two LaunchPad Alumni companies, NGD Systems and GigaIo. The panel will cover their journeys as entrepreneurs and creating successful companies. Coffee and... Read more →

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Vincit recruiting 2 Biz Dev Dynamos with Great Video

If you're an Orange County Business Development ace who loves helping clients with custom software development, you’ve got to watch this video. Vincit is custom software development shop looking for TWO new business development executives to be based in Irvine. And to promote these opportunities, they made the funniest recruiting... Read more →

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Hiring in Orange County? Post your OC IT and High Tech Jobs with us!

OC Tech Jobs Board: Hiring in Orange County for technical or software company positions? Submit your job listings and open positions here to the OC Startup Council so we can help you recruit for Orange County technology companies. Do you have open IT or related positions you’d like to hire... Read more →

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Startups Meet Investors – Easy Comment Contest for Free Passes!

"Speed Dating with Investors" is coming to Orange County on Thursday, March 21. Hosted by the Tech Coast Venture Network, this new event offers OC startup founders a unique opportunity to speak one-on-one with multiple investors in the same night! If your startup has a scalable business model and is... Read more →

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TCVN Customer Development Event

Tech Coast Venture Network invites you to attend their Customer Development Event! Join us on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST) at the Urban Workshop in Irvine, California. During the event there will be a detailed workshop with other entrepreneurs about how to find and... Read more →

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Startup Grind Global Conference – New 20% Discount!

The Startup Grind Global Conference invites you to join 8,000+ innovators, entrepreneurs, founders, partners, investors, and thought leaders. Attend for 2 days of invaluable educational content, impactful networking opportunities, investor meetings, and of course - parties! It's coming up quickly on Feb 12-13 in Silicon Valley – OC Startup Council... Read more →

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