E-Commerce & Marketplaces: Calling all Orange County Startups!

We’re looking for more E-Commerce & Marketplace startups here in Orange County. Do you know any? Why? We need more E-Commerce & Marketplace Startup listings to build the most complete list of startups in Orange County! (Check the E-Commerce & Marketplaces page of the OC Startups Directory so far. Is your company listed yet?) Join the OCSC to Get Your... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Weedmaps, Verys, Kolkin, Rialtes, SendGrid, Encore

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local senior C# software developer, sr. SSD firmware engineer, C++ web software engineer, and solution architect job opportunities: Weedmaps - Vice President of Data Engineering - Irvine A leading technology and software infrastructure provider to the cannabis industry. Verys - Senior C# Software Developer - Santa Ana Builds... Read more →

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Aliso Viejo's AWM Smart Shelf raises $11M Series A

Adroit Worldwide Media Closes Out $11 Million Series A Financing Round ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adroit Worldwide Media, Inc. (“AWM Smart Shelf” or “AWM”), a vision technology company powered by artificial intelligence, computer vision, and machine learning, today announced the closing of its $11 million Preferred Series A financing round. The closeout was led by Impact Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Bold Array LLC, Frank Recruitment Group, Pinacol

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Bold Array LLC, Frank Recruitment Group, Pinacol Bold Array LLC is a team of experienced and passionate designers, developers, information architects, marketers, interface designers and engineers that craft web & mobile applications from the ground up to build for future updates and compatibility. They utilize the latest in web design... Read more →

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How much is your business really worth?? 11/14/19

TCVN WORKSHOP EVENT: FINANCE 5 Learn how to properly find the Valuation for your company with Jim Kelly. Join them Thursday, November 14 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at EvoNexus Irvine, 5151 California Ave #150, Irvine, CA 92617. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Jim Kelly, CPA, ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation) Jim has served as Chief Financial Officer of several companies. He assists... Read more →

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New Podcast: CEO of Ornovi, Former CEO of Bonti

Fauad was most recently the CEO of Bonti, a biotech startup that he co-founded in 2015 in an area of biologics where he saw a key need. He was right, as the company had great success and was acquired by Allergan about a year ago. Before Bonti, he was an executive at Allergan in biologics development and manufacturing. He’s had... Read more →

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Consulting Firms: Looking for Startup Supporters & Friends Directory Listings

We’re looking for more Consulting Firms who serve technology startup companies here in Orange County. Do you know any? Why? We need more Consulting Firm listings to build the most complete list of resources to help startups in Orange County! Join the OCSC to Get Your Consulting Firm Noticed Does your organization or company provide services to or work to... Read more →

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Founders Live Long Beach Fast-Pitch Competition 11/13/19

Founders Live has been featured in The Long Beach Business Journal (Sep 2019), The Grunion (September 2019), and Long Beach Press-Telegram (February 2019). Join them Wednesday, November 13 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at Ironfire, 4195 N Viking Way Ste D, Long Beach, CA. GET MORE EVENT INFO HERE… Want more events? Please see the full OC Startup Events Calendar here. Read more →

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Autonomous BotRide robo-taxis coming to Irvine

Self-driving autonomous cars are coming to Irvine. Hundreds of riders and carpoolers in Irvine will get free access to some cutting-edge tech: driverless robo-taxis. According to VentureBeat, Pony.ai, a Guangzhou-based autonomous vehicle startup, will be testing its BotRide autonomous ride-sharing program in the city starting November 4. The program will allow users to hail Hyundai KONA Electric SUVs using Android... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Hall & Company, TRC Financial, Webster University Irvine

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Hall & Company CPAs and Consultants, TRC Financial, Webster University Irvine Hall & Company CPAs and Consultants is a regional CPA firm located in Irvine serving clients around the globe. Whether you are a small locally based company or a multi-billion dollar international corporation, they have a team specifically designed... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Replenysh, Prism, iiTS, Calterra, PRP, ALC

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local full stack engineer, full stack developer, RF systems engineer, and database developer job opportunities: Replenysh - Senior Full Stack Engineer - Orange County Building the operating system of material recovery. Prism Software - Director Software Engineering - Irvine Manufactures and markets industry-leading document and workflow management software.... Read more →

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Pitch and Learn With Investors 11/14/19

Fostering the Startup Ecosystem in Orange County Pitch and Learn engages and educates entrepreneurs on the art of pitching to investors. Join them Thursday, November 14 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at WeWork, The Boardwalk - Coworking & Office Space, 18575 Jamboree Rd., #6, Irvine, CA 92612. Pitch and Learn is meant to engage and educate entrepreneurs on the art of... Read more →

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Consumer Services B2C: Calling all Orange County Startups!

We’re looking for more Consumer Services B2C tech and software startup companies here in Orange County. Do you know any? Why? We need more Consumer Services B2C listings to build the most complete list of consumer services and products startups in Orange County! (Check the Consumer Services B2C page of the OC Startups Directory so far. Is your company listed... Read more →

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Job Postings Wanted: Let us Help You Hire?

Is your company hiring in Orange County? Send us your job listings for OC-based startup and technology jobs! We'll post them here for free on our popular blog! Whether you're hiring programmers, marketing, HR, sales, finance, design, customer support, admins, or software developers, the OC Startup Council is here to help. Post OC Startup Jobs Here: https://www.ocstartups.org/post-startup-jobs.html (Looking for a... Read more →

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OCSC New Silver Sponsor: The Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to The Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, a new Silver Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! The mission of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce Chamber is to advance the economic vitality of greater Irvine. The Chamber aims to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local services, programs, and information. The Greater Irvine Chamber serves as... Read more →

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Irvine's MyShoperoo wins No. 6 on National List of Most Fundable Companies

MyShoperoo, an on-demand, errand service for office workers, was ranked No. 6 among the most fundable startups in the U.S., according to a lengthy assessment by Pepperdine University and The Venture Alliance. Irvine-based MyShoperoo, which plans to raise a seed round next year, topped more than 3,500 other startups on Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School’s second annual Most Fundable Companies List.... Read more →

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Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity & Cross-Industry Impacts 11/5/19

Presentation on AI, Cybersecurity & More! Join them Tuesday, November 5 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the Newport Beach Country Club, One Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Moss Adams and ROTH Capital Partners invite you to join at the Newport Beach Country Club for a presentation on current cybersecurity trends, including the cross-industry use of artificial intelligence (AI) to... Read more →

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OCSC New Supporting Startup Company Member: Filled By Five

Welcome to Filled By Five, a new Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! Filled By Five is the recruiting platform that connects employers who have open positions with recruiters across the globe. Employers post jobs for free and pay nothing until they make a hire. Employers choose the placement fee they will pay to get their jobs filled. Recruiters... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: CEO Buy It Installed; Chairman Tech Coast Angels

Grant Van Cleve joined the conversation on Accelerate OC. Hear about his amazing journey and his wisdom about both investing in startups and leading one, as well as his thoughts on Orange County as an innovation community. Grant is currently the CEO of Buy It Installed, an exciting and fast-growing company that automates the process of getting a professional installer... Read more →

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New OC Ecosystem Directory Free Listings: Hasler Enterprise Solutions, Pismo Ventures, Strategic Finance Consulting

Welcome to these new free listings in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Consulting: Hasler Enterprise Solutions - Irvine Incubators & Accelerators: Pismo Ventures, LLC - Irvine Startup Advisor: Strategic Finance Consulting - Irvine Visit these partners to learn how they can help your OC startup grow! (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the... Read more →

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