If Startups and Investors Don’t Agree On an Exit

An article we liked from Thought Leader Dave Berkus: What if you and your investors don’t agree on an exit? First, the implied promise: Taking money from professional investors such as angels or VCs usually requires that you agree to seek an exit for those investors in your plan, often targeting five to seven years as the ideal period for... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Startup Company Member: BehaveWare

Thank you to BehaveWare, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! BehaveWare: A software company dedicated to making the world more accessible and inclusive for those on the Autism spectrum and their families through the use of assistive technology. As a company, their goal is to create software that empowers all their users and fosters their independence. By building... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: Loko.ai Senior IT Admin Opportunity

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local Senior Information Technology Administrator job opportunity from Loko AI : Loko AI is looking for a Senior Information Technology Administrator to join their team. The Loko AI Team is seeking a Senior IT Administrator with additional experience installing surveillance IP camera systems and Video Management Systems. A successful candidate... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Silver Sponsor: Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.

Thank you to Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C., a renewing Silver Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. is a premier business law firm representing a diverse array of companies at all stages of their existence, from incorporation and organization to major corporate transactions. Their corporate, finance and litigation practices are known for their... Read more →

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Startup Day Kamp OC 5/7/22

The Ultimate Founder Workshop Experience Presented by Kamp Kamp has helped 5,000 founders to date throughout the nation with over 400 testimonials. With past speakers like the founders of Constant Contact, Superhuman and Paypal...you can see they take their events very seriously. Join them Saturday, May 7 from 9:00AM to 8:00PM at HanaHaus Newport Beach, 3366 Via Lido, Newport Beach,... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: iPourIt Chief Executive Officer Opportunity

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local Chief Executive Officer job opportunity from iPourIt : iPourIt is looking for a Chief Executive Officer to join their team. A primary role of this position – and a crucial selection criterion – is to periodically create bold short- and long-term strategies and action plans that will make impactful... Read more →

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New Orange County Startup Directory Free Listing: Veriscouts

Welcome to this new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: Media Tech: Veriscouts - Laguna Woods Visit this local startup to learn more! (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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Your Good Deed for Today?

Can you help the startups in our community keep going and growing by inviting a friend to subscribe, too?? We’ve helped demonstrate that Orange County entrepreneurs have a LOT going on – more than most people give our community credit for, in fact. Will you please help us by spreading the word to your friends and professional network? We’d really... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Netreo, Evolus, Tatem, Ingenworks, Campus Metaverse

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new senior front end developer, python developer, and senior software blockchain engineer job opportunities: Netreo - Senior Front End Developer - Huntington Beach The most comprehensive IT Operations full stack monitoring and AIOps company. Evolus - Analytics Data Engineer - Newport Beach A performance beauty company with a customer-centric... Read more →

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Orange County Fellowship 2022 - Applications Open!

The Orange Fellowship is a program committed to cultivating OC into a premier, inclusive, innovation talent hub. It is a two-year leadership program for recent college graduates currently working full-time in an OC company or business. The Fellowship is open to recent college graduates from 2018 – 2022 with a bachelors or masters degree. The program is of no cost... Read more →

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Why Your Startup Should Consider Equity Crowdfunding

An article we liked from Thought Leader Daniel Fetner of Alpaca.VC: Founder Playbook: When & Why to Raise from Equity Crowdfunding Platforms Democratization is a powerful tool. We’ve seen democratization play out in various industries, with technology (almost) always playing a major role in enablement. In addition, the number of technology companies that have incorporated “democratization” into their mission statement... Read more →

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MasterMinds Startup Accelerator #59 Entrepreneurs Q&A and Networking - May 5

ENTREPRENEURS: Get expert answers for your tech startup strategy questions, learn new growth and fundraising tactics, and enjoy fun networking with founders and angel investors, too: https://masterminds59.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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OCSC Member Benefits: Free Brex Credit Cards

Brex is the first corporate credit card designed for startups - and you can get one! SPECIAL OFFER: Now OCSC Startup Company Members can get a Brex card for your company with NO FEES for LIFE and great benefits - including up to $5000 in AWS credits! Brex provides corporate cards to startup company founders with no personal guarantee required,... Read more →

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Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs Happy Hour 5/3/22

Orange County startup founders and angel investors are invited to the next Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs Happy Hour. We'll be mixing and mingling with an emphasis on making new startup friends. Come join us to discuss entrepreneurial challenges. new early stage local ventures, and to help to support the Orange County startup ecosystem through mentoring, networking, and investment. Who: Stanford... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: Loko AI Lead Computer Vision Engineer Opportunity

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local Lead Computer Vision Engineer job opportunity from Loko AI : Loko AI is looking for a Lead Computer Vision Engineer to join their team. The Computer Vision Engineer designs and implements novel deep learning methods (including generative models and motion-aware analysis) for recognition and prediction in multiple spectrums using... Read more →

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SoCal's CI Tech Ventures Hosts $50K Venture Battle Pitch Competition

Southern California Incubator Offering $50,000 Prize Money For Its Next Startup Investment. Want to win $50,000 in cash as funding for your startup? The CI Tech Ventures team will be hosting their $50K Venture Battle Pitch Competition this coming June 9, 2022. This event will be a great opportunity for startup companies to present their businesses in front of a... Read more →

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Fireside Chat with Sergey Sundukovskiy! 4/28/22

TCVN Presents : Fireside Chat with Sergey Sundukovskiy Learn Insights That You Can Use to Succeed! Join them Thursday, April 28 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Concordia University/Grimm Hall North, 1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612. Join TCVN and Serial Entrepreneur Sergey Sundukovskiy for an evening of access and knowledge of how this unique OC Entrepreneur has continued to go from... Read more →

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Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Thanks to these Sponsors who support the OC Startup Council’s work accelerating the local tech startup ecosystem. Their investments in our community help power the #GrowthOC movement and the many free services the OCSC offers to support local founders, entrepreneurs, and startup ventures. PLATINUM SPONSORS Withum GOLD SPONSORS Silicon Valley Bank Rutan & Tucker, LLP Tech Coast Angels Nelson Mullins... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: Loko AI Senior Software Engineer Opportunity

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local Senior Software Engineer job opportunity from Loko AI : Loko AI is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join their team. The Senior Software Engineer is a full-stack engineer with proficiency in C/C++, DevOps, AWS and some UI/UX experience that works with Data, Engineering, Operations and the Product... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Surpath, Mavenlink, Agendia, Paciolan, INADEV

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new lead software engineer, senior salesforce developer, and sr. principal data engineer job opportunities: Surpath - Lead Software Engineer - Orange County Freight forwarding for fast-growing businesses. Mavenlink - Senior Software Engineer, Integrations - Irvine Enables professional services organizations to optimize resources and elevate operational performance. Agendia - Senior... Read more →

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$35M OCIE SBDC California Dream Fund Grants

California Dream Fund Grant The OCIE SBDC Network is partnering with the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) to provide eligible small businesses the opportunity to apply for a grant award. About the Dream Fund The California Dream Fund is a one-time $35 million grant program providing grants up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation... Read more →

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OCSC New Startup Company Supporting Member: Loko AI

Welcome to Loko AI, a new Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! Loko AI: Founded as a direct result of the Route 91 Festival shooting, Loko's mission is to automate worker safety, security and reduce insurance liability. They are pioneering Autonomous Systems, Computer Vision and Synthetic Data to solve the world's hardest risk management problems. Their AI solutions for... Read more →

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Free Startup Angel Investor Office Hours AMA - Tuesday Noon

This month's free "Startup Fundraising Office Hours" livestream is Tuesday, April 26 at 12 Noon PT. Startup Entrepreneurs – Free LIVE Fundraising Q&A with Angel Investor/Serial Founder/Startup Expert Scott Fox Join us LIVE and bring questions about raising money for your startup! Bring your startup questions to the Startup Council’s FREE founder fundraising “Office Hours”. You'll get FREE expert Silicon... Read more →

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What You Need to Know About Pro Rata

A Thought Leadership article we liked from Propel(x): What is pro rata and why does it matter when investing in startups? For a so-called dead language, Latin still manages to pop up frequently in the modern day, especially in the legal and financial world. The term “pro rata” is Latin, and it is simply a fancy way to say, “in... Read more →

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TiE Knowledge Series 4/27/22

Trends, Opportunities, and Insights in Healthcare by TiE SoCal Join them Wednesday, April 27 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM at Sevenco, 5151, California Avenue, Irvine, United States. Their speakers are going to give an idea about the recent trends, opportunities, shift in mindset and several other Insights in Healthcare segment. Join them for an insightful and knowledgeable event at Sevenco. GET... Read more →

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