Community Organizations Members in Orange County

OC offers many helpful community and non-profit organizations to support the growth of new software and technology startups. Review the list below to find local resources to help your new startup idea or early stage company get to the next level. These local companies serve as valuable resources for our Orange County startup community. Their services and expertise are helping... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Member: Medical Innovation Exchange (MIX)

Thank you to Medical Innovation Exchange | MIX, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Medical Innovation Exchange | MIx is an organization of medical technology professionals fostering innovation and collaboration in healthcare. It holds educational and networking events for health care, life sciences, and medical device people and companies in Orange County, CA. Special Offer for OCSC Members:... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Conversion Labs, Envoy, Viant, Avetta, Firebrand Technologies

Orange County startups are hiring! Check out these new local senior backend developer, web developer, and SQL developer job opportunities: Conversion Labs, Incorporated - Senior Backend Developer (PHP) - Huntington Beach An emerging leader in technology driven healthcare. Envoy - Web Developer Shopify - Irvine Built to build what's next. Viant - UX Designer - Irvine Leading the advertising market... Read more →

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Orange County's Octane Announces Final 8 LaunchPad Companies

LaunchPad Announces Elite 8 Companies Presenting at Tech Innovation Forum Octane, Southern California's leading accelerator announced today the top 8 LaunchPad companies that will be presenting at Tech Innovation Forum on September 8-11, 2020, a digital experience. LaunchPad ranks in the top 5 of the nations Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). Presenting companies were chosen from over 80 applications submitted... Read more →

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CSUF Student Consultant Teams Available

How Can A CSUF Student Consulting Team Help Your Company Right Now? The pandemic has upended the way we do business. What has your business done to survive? What should you be doing better? Cal State Fullerton Business students were digital natives before the pandemic with much of their professional and personal lives already online. They have a tremendous amount... Read more →

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What You Need to Know About the “Unbundled Work” Era

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Li Jin of Substack: Unbundling Work from Employment The internet and rise of micro-entrepreneurship Sometimes in the economy, monolithic entities that serve many needs disintegrate into an ecosystem of single-purpose entities. When that happens, there’s a huge opportunity for startups. Take, for example, Craigslist. Since its founding 25 years ago, Craigslist’s horizontal breadth, coupled... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: UC Innovation, Zymo, AuditBoard, Xentaurs, Mastery Logistics Systems

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local software developer, senior network automation engineer, and senior full-stack engineer job opportunities: UC Innovation - Software Developer - Irvine A CRM Software and Consulting company focused on the Higher Education, Financial Services, and Consumer Products sectors. Zymo Research Corporation - Full-Stack Web Developer - Irvine A fast-paced,... Read more →

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VC Speaker Series with Paul Voois 8/28/20

UCI Beall Applied Innovation VC Speaker Series Join them Friday, August 28 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM via Zoom. Join them for a conversation with Paul Voois from Cove Fund, which has quickly become the most active local investor based on number of OC-based portfolio companies. They will discuss the fund’s strategy, its operations and how it leverages the expertise of... Read more →

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Pismo Ventures Investor Scholarships - Biz Plan Competition

National Venture Plan Competition Apply Now Thru Sep 7 - Investor Scholarships Limited Spots Pismo Ventures have some great news. A few of their investors have decided to offer up to 50 scholarships to applicants on a first come basis. With their 2 Step Process, You Can Register Now and Submit Application Information By or Before Deadline The competition includes... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Member: Well iQ

Thank you to Well iQ, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! Well iQ is a real time, digital patient feedback platform for the healthcare industry (and beyond). The product addresses the problem of lagging survey times and anemic survey response rates that has plagued healthcare and compromised the patient experience for years. Well iQ gives patients a voice... Read more →

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How Growth Loops Can Help Your Startup

An article we liked from Thought Leaders Brian Balfour, Casey Winters, Kevin Kwok, and Andrew Chen of Reforge: Growth Loops are the New Funnels The Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral and Revenue (AARRR) funnel framework has been the dominant guiding framework to metrics, goal setting, and strategic growth conversations. Funnels were a good starting point but do not accurately represent how... Read more →

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Startup of the Year Online Pitch Event | Celebrating Black Founders 9/3/20

Virtual Pitch Event featuring five emerging Black Founders Five companies to pitch for $1K and an automatic top Semifinalist Summit spot. Join them Thursday, September 3 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM online. YOU'RE INVITED! REGISTER TODAY TO: Watch Top notch pitches from five emerging Black Founders: Freeman Capital from Charlotte, NC CPR Wrap from Hixon, TN Youth Enrichments from Houston, TX... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Members: OC Tech Happy Hour

Thank you to OC Tech Happy Hour, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! OC Tech Happy Hour: Assisting the pain-points of an early-stage entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is hard. OC Tech Happy Hour is not. It’s the best place for investors, entrepreneurs, engineers, the technologically inclined and the creatively inspired. OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Community Organizations Event Partners Visit... Read more →

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Street Level Practical Finance for Startups 8/31/20

Pismo Ventures Live Broadcast Join them Monday, August 31 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on Youtube. Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Jeff Koenig as they discuss finance from practical angel. Entrepreneurs don't start businesses because they love spreadsheets. If they engage in computational math, it's focused on their product, while their path to profitability and exit is just... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Loko AI, IMRI, Anduril, Velosys, SSIT

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local senior software engineer, senior full stack javascript developer, and appian developer job opportunities: Loko AI - Senior Software Engineer - Irvine Pioneering Autonomous Systems using Artificial Intelligence. IMRI - Senior Full Stack Javascript Developer - Aliso Viejo Provides IT support services including over 28 years of experience... Read more →

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Irvine's ZUUM Transportation Announces Latest Seed Funding

ZUUM Transportation Raises $12.58 Million in Seed Funding to Launch First Logistics Super Platform ZUUM announces the recent close of a 2nd round of seed funding at $8.58 million for a total raise of $12.58 million to date. The funding accelerates critical technology innovation in the fragmented logistics industry. IRVINE, Calif., August 18, 2020 (Newswire.com) -ZUUM automates freight for shippers,... Read more →

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Fundraising Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Make - and How to Fix Them! (Video)

How to fix the most common mistakes in investor pitches made by startup founders when raising money was the topic for JJ Richa's recent fireside chat with Scott Fox, CEO of the Startup Council. The free hour-long video interview was an informative discussion of the top mistakes that early stage entrepreneurs make when pitching their startups for funding to angel... Read more →

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MedTech Minds© | September 2020 9/01

MIx is proud to present MedTech Minds, a virtual mastermind event for MedTech professionals. Join them Tuesday, September 1 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM via Zoom. Do you want insight to maximize your healthcare/MedTech career or business? Are you looking to create your own healthcare company, but don’t know where to start? Do you want perspective on what comes next in... Read more →

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Startups in Orange County

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) Startups: Orange County is home to cutting-edge AI and ML startup companies, developing tools for customers worldwide. These local startup companies are busy solving problems, developing new products, and creating jobs right here in Orange County. Premium Startup Members Labratfinder Supporting Startup Members Ariel Precision Medicine, Inc. GRBA LLC General Startup Council Members... Read more →

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Hiring for high tech jobs in Orange County? Post your Jobs with us!

Is your startup or growth company hiring in Orange County for technical or software company positions? OCSC tech job listings are Free! You can submit your job listings and open positions here and the OC Startup Council will help you recruit. Do you have open IT or related positions in Orange County that you’d like to hire for like these?... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Supporting Member: SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation

Thank you to SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation, a renewing Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation provides no-cost, confidential, one-on-one consulting to high-tech, high-growth small businesses. Their award-winning consultants assist with business development, strategy, marketing, funding-readiness and technology commercialization. Special Offer For OCSC Members: Consulting services are provided at no cost to the community.... Read more →

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What You Need to Understand About Startup Pivots

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Ricky Khamphoumy of OCSC Gold Sponsor Silicon Valley Bank: Understanding the Possibilities and Pitfalls of Startup Pivots Key Takeaways A pivot can save a struggling company; it can also create new opportunities for a successful one. To pivot successfully, act quickly and decisively, and be ready for painful changes. Walking away from ideas may... Read more →

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OCSC New Supporting Startup Company Member: GRBA LLC

Welcome to GRBA LLC, a new Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! GRBA LLC are experts in bringing new and innovative technology to market. The management team has decades of experience developing business focused technologies designed to improve operations across a spectrum of industries. OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Artificial Intelligence Internet of Things IoT Contact: Chad Carter, President... Read more →

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Registration Open for National Venture Plan Competition

Applications are Open! This event is open to both competitors and spectators. Join Pismo Ventures Monday, August 3 to Monday, September 7, 2020 online. Pismo Ventures calls on all startups and entrepreneurs anywhere in the US! The National Venture Plan Competition offers ventures the opportunity to present their business, obtain honest and expert feedback from experienced judges and investors, have... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Supporting Member: OCTANe

Thank you to OCTANe, a Renewing Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! OCTANe is the convening organization for the Southern California tech and medtech ecosystem. OCTANe wants to help your company grow and scale whether its through our award winning accelerator, LaunchPad SBDC, or through our Growth Services Platform. Our events bring together the Southern California network for rich... Read more →

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