New Operate Podcast: Co-founder & Managing Partner of Moonshots Capital

Carey was super excited to have Kelly Perdew on the podcast. He has been an entrepreneur, an executive, an Apprentice, and for the last several years, a venture capitalist. He’s currently Managing Partner of Moonshots Capital, an early stage venture firm. He’s been a fixture in the So Cal startup and venture community for a long time. Kelly is a... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Agora Neos, Base2 Solutions, Immersion Graphics, Central Business Solutions

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local devOps engineer, audio visual design engineer, and full stack - react UI developer job opportunities: Agora Neos - CTO / Tech Product Development Lead - Orange County Creating an online Micro Bonds Issuance Platform for the municipal markets. Base2 Solutions - DevOps Engineer - Orange County Develops custom technology to... Read more →

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A Guide to a Successful Series A Pitch and Deck

An article we liked from Thought Leader Janelle Tam of Y Combinator: How to Build a Great Series A Pitch and Deck As YC’s Series A Program Manager, my job is to help YCombinator founders raise their Series As. After spending hundreds of hours working 1:1 with founders to workshop their pitches and decks, I’ve found myself giving the same... Read more →

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"You are not them" book interview - The authentic entrepreneur's way 2/22/21

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Sid Mohasseb to talk about his new book "You are not them." Join them Monday, February 22 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM online. They will further discuss change & choice; actuating mindfulness, creating your personal entrepreneurial philosophy, or why entrepreneurship is at the center of our next human evolution!... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Investor: Operate

Welcome Operate, a new startup investor recently added to the OC Startup Council Ecosystem Directory: Operate: A better way to build game-changing software companies with capital & hands-on operators. Operate's experienced entrepreneurs and operators not only have been in the trenches, they’ve built a large network of people in technology and studied hundreds of startups over the years. What they’ve... Read more →

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MasterMinds Startup Accelerator Q&A, Pitch Practice, & Networking Workshop #48!

ENTREPRENEURS: Bring your startup strategy questions and investor pitches to MasterMinds Accelerator Q&A #48 for fun info and networking! GET TICKETS NOW: http://masterminds48.eventbrite.com The Startup Council's virtual MasterMinds meetings offer tech entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, service providers, and investors a friendly place to share growth company challenges, expertise, and experience. Together we discuss fundraising, strategy, marketing, IT, legal, angel investing,... Read more →

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Marketing and Design Firms Members in Orange County

Marketing and Design Firms Members: Orange County offers many innovative advertising, branding, creative, design, graphics, publicity, and communications firms that specialize in helping early stage high tech startup companies. Review the list of local firms below to find creative agencies who can help position and present your early stage company for maximum growth. These local companies serve as valuable resources... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Brandify, Avtex Solutions, Cloudvirga, THREAD

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local web support specialist, senior bot developer, and devOps engineer job opportunities: Brandify - Web Support Specialist - Anaheim The single answer to Local, connecting global brands with local consumers. Avtex Solutions, LLC - Senior Bot Developer - Irvine A full-service Customer Experience (CX) consulting and solution provider. Cloudvirga - DevOps... Read more →

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OCSC New Startup Company Supporting Member: Endominance, Inc.

Welcome to Endominance, Inc., a new Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! Endominance, Inc. assessments & analytics help people find a personalized way to success and well being. Endominance's unique proprietary online assessment solution unveils the strengths and weaknesses of each individual and explains the why behind their aptitude and cognitive traits. They strive to help young children to... Read more →

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Blue C's "2021 Marketing Outlook” Now Available for Download

A Bold Outlook on the Marketing Landscape in 2021 from OCSC Sponsor Blue C: After a year of unimaginable change, marketers were forced to rethink their marketing strategies and shift the way they connect with their audiences. Most notably, by prioritizing their online presence and creating more human-centric ways to reach their customers. With these events in mind, the Blue... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels Announces Chairman of Board of Governors for 2021

Jeff Lapin Appointed Chairman of Tech Coast Angels’ Board of Governors in 2021 Tech Coast Angels (TCA), recently named the most active angel network in the world, today announced the appointment of current member and former TCA-Los Angeles chapter president, Jeff Lapin, to chairman of the angel network’s board of governors for 2021. David Friedman joins the board as vice-chairman.... Read more →

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Startup Seminar: Section 230 and Your Startup 2/17/21

Join Engine's Kate Tummarello and a panel of experts to discuss Section 230, how it affects startups and how to get involved. Join them Wednesday, February 17 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM via Zoom. From the spread of misinformation that fueled violence at the Capitol earlier this year, to the removal of prominent figures on the largest social networking sites, Section... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Neudesic, Planet DDS, Xtelligent, Viant, Iris

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local software architect, software engineer, and security engineer job opportunities: Neudesic - Azure Cloud Infrastructure Architect - Irvine The trusted technology partner in business innovation, delivering impactful business results. Planet DDS - Software Architect - Newport Beach The established leader in cloud-based dental software. Xtelligent - Software Engineer - DevOps -... Read more →

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Plybot Launched by OC’s Hangar 75 “Venture Factory”

Less than a year since forming, OC-based Hangar 75 has already made a name for itself as one of the fastest growing venture factories in California. In the midst of the Covid pandemic they have been able to keep their foot on the accelerator. Their first venture, Plybot, launched on Kickstarter on January 21st, 2021. It will come as no... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: Blue C Account Executive Opportunity

Check out this new local Account Executive job opportunity from OC Startup Council Sponsor Blue C: Blue C is looking for an Account Executive to join their growing business! The AE will be responsible for client services and account management and be fully versed in all aspects of project management, budgeting, client interactions, planning, and organization. S/he will be responsible... Read more →

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Link Building: Are You Doing It Right?

An article we liked from Thought Leader Norm McLaughlin of StartupNation: The Importance of Authority Link Building for Startups In order for a website to rank well in Google search, numerous factors come into play. Amongst these factors is what you might call the “reputation” of the website. This reputation is enhanced when other websites have linked back to the... Read more →

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Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs Kick Off “MasterMinds” Meeting 2/10

Stanford alumni are invited to the organizing meeting for Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs in Orange County. If you are an OC-based Stanford grad who’s either an entrepreneur or an investor in early stage ventures, please sign up to attend on Wednesday, February 10 from 500-600pm online via Zoom. Together we’ll get acquainted, talk about startups, and determine what this new... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Improbable, Lob, FarApp, Visional Commerce, GemFind Digital Solutions

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local senior software engineer, marketing web developer, and UX/UI lead job opportunities: Improbable - Senior Software Engineer, Online Services - Irvine Dedicated to building powerful technology designed to help solve previously impossible problems. Lob - Marketing Web Developer - Irvine Provides the building blocks for developers to automate the offline world.... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Invests in Shoonya

Tech Coast Angels OC Announces New Investment in Shoonya Tech Coast Angels (TCA) Orange County is pleased to announce its investment in EdTech startup Shoonya, which is pioneering the digital language learning industry for children. Appealing to a younger audience, Shoonya focuses on a child’s formative learning years to improve brain development and cognitive function. Whether a child wants to... Read more →

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SBA Announces Launch of Ascent for Female Entrepreneurs

SBA Launches New, Free Online Digital Learning Platform Ascent built to assist nearly 13 million women-owned small businesses The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza, today announced the launch of Ascent, a first-of-its-kind, free digital e-learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses. Ascent has valuable content such as tips on preparing and recovering from... Read more →

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OC Startup News: A Resource worth Sharing?

If you're active in the Orange County startups ecosystem, hopefully our twice-weekly free newsletters are helping your business.... We’re a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting startup formation, investment, and deal flow for everyone in the community. Startup founders, investors, community groups, and service providers of all kinds benefit from our free press coverage. Can you do us a quick favor?... Read more →

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Healthcare Tech Startups in Orange County

Healthcare Tech Startups: Improving health care operations and patient outcomes through innovative new software, platforms, and services is the mission of the successful Orange County startup companies listed below. These local startup companies are busy solving problems, developing new products, and creating jobs right here in Orange County. Supporting Startup Members Ariel Precision Medicine, Inc. CareNiva Curogram, Inc. Beauty System... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: Founder & CEO of Fixt

Luke Cooper is the founder and CEO of Fixt, an innovative mobile device support and repair business that he sold earlier this year (for 11 times revenue!). Over the last 7 years, he’s been through a great entrepreneurial journey that was discussed on the show. Luke is the kind of entrepreneur and leader that makes you lean forward and pay... Read more →

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Startup Categories with the Biggest Investment Increases in 2020

An article we liked from Thought Leader Tomasz Tunguz: The Fastest Growing Sectors of Startup Fundraising in 2020 From time to time, I chart the fastest growing categories of startup investment in the US for seed through Series C. Here are 2015, 2017, This year, I was certain the categories would have been influenced by COVID19. I analyzed Crunchbase data... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job: Director of the Octane OC LaunchPad SBDC

Octane OC is looking for a new Director, LaunchPad SBDC to join its team. The Director, LaunchPad SBDC is primarily responsible for providing the leadership of the LaunchPad SBDC accelerator program at Octane. To screen and track innovative med tech and high technology companies applying to the accelerator. Maintain, analyze and publishing data that will increase the overall success and... Read more →

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