Laid Off?? The OCSC can help you find a new job!

Laid off and looking for new opportunities in startups, tech, or life sciences? If you are in Orange County, or would consider moving here, the OC Startup Council can help you find a new job! We have a thriving startup ecosystem in Orange County and welcome talented professionals of all kinds. You can post your "Talent Available" to reach OC... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Upgrading Premium Startup Company Member: Well iQ

Thank you to Well iQ, a renewing upgrading Premium Member of the OC Startup Council! Well iQ: For healthcare organizations focused on patient experience innovation, Well iQ is the digital leader in patient, provider, and staff engagement that delivers actionable insights with real-time data collection. In its mission to transform patient experiences and healthcare outcomes, the Well iQ patient survey... Read more →

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5 Most Misunderstood Pitch Phrases

An article we liked from Thought Leader Chris Neumann of Panache Ventures: YOU KEEP USING THAT WORD... This year marks the 35th anniversary of The Princess Bride, one of the funniest movies of all time. The most memorable line in the movie – which has spawned countless memes – comes from Inigo Montoya, who after hearing his boss Vizzini exclaim... Read more →

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Founder Workshop: Protecting and Commercializing Intellectual Property 11/16/22

Founder Workshop by Alliance for SoCal Innovation Learn best practices for protecting and monetizing intellectual property directly from legal experts and licensing professionals. Join them Wednesday, November 16 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM online. Participate in an interactive virtual workshop with two leading experts in protecting and commercializing intellectual property. This is the perfect opportunity for early stage startup founders and... Read more →

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Sponsor Spotlight: Joe Daniels, Emerging Companies & VC Attorney at Nelson Mullins

The Nelson Mullins law firm is an important part of the Orange County tech startup ecosystem, and a GOLD Sponsor of the OC Startup Council. Enjoy this exclusive interview with Joe Daniels, Partner and Co-Chair, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, to learn more about what they do and how their work is helping local founders and startup companies succeed in... Read more →

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An Overview of Generative Artificial Intelligence AI Tech

An article we liked from Thought Leader James Currier of NFX: Generative Tech Begins The biggest change to the Internet since crypto just happened. A whole new world of applications opened up to Founders in the last 6 months. We now have high-quality, cheap, fast AI models for generating text, images, videos, software code, music, voice, 3D models and more... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Bronze Sponsor: TiE SoCal Angels

Thank you to the TiE SoCal Angels, a Renewing Bronze Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! TiE SoCal Angels is a network of successful entrepreneurs, professionals, and highly educated individuals who are now turning their passion for business into investments and mentorship for the next generation. Started by a handful of dedicated individuals in the 1990s, TiE SoCal Angels formalized... Read more →

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Disinformation is the malware of a free society & OWASP Top 10 2021 11/10/22

An in-person event by OWASP OC Join them Thursday, November 10 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at PeopleSpace, 1691 Kettering St, Irvine, CA. Speaker 1: Brandon Soroudi, Visiting fellow at National Security Institute https://nationalsecurity.gmu.edu/ Topic: Disinformation is the malware of a free society Abstract: The future of information security is not protecting networks or endpoints. A new and unique security condition... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Supporting Member: reverb

Thank you to reverb, a renewing Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council. reverb is a local website development company that builds semi-custom websites exclusively for small businesses. Their proprietary technology platform offers a polished, SEO and mobile-friendly website for a fraction of the cost and in a fraction of the time. Applicable to any small business, reverb focuses on... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Moonlight Labs, CHOICE Administrators, AWM, Phunware

Orange County startups are hiring engineers and developers! Check out these new .NET software development lead, senior data engineer, and senior android software engineer job opportunities: Moonlight Labs - Growth Marketing Specialist - Software, SAAS, Online Services - Orange County A venture technology studio where innovation rules. CHOICE Administrators - .NET Software Development Lead (Choice) - Orange A Word &... Read more →

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OC's Agtools® One of the Recipients of the Radicle Inclusion Challenge

Nutrien Announces OC's Agtools® as one of the Recipients of the Radicle Inclusion Challenge Two leading agriculture companies focus on diversity and inclusion to find and fund innovative entrepreneurs and technologies that benefit the environment and society Orange, California, October 27, 2022 Canadian company Nutrien, the world's largest provider of crop inputs, services, and solutions partnered with San Diego, California,... Read more →

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Withum’s Advice to Emerging Managers When Starting a Fund

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Withum for this thought leadership article outlining best practices for startup accounting: Initial Steps Emerging Managers Should Take In the first of a four-part video series, Tom Angell, practice leader of Withum’s Financial Services Group, advises on initial steps emerging managers should take when starting a fund. Tom discusses what to think about before setting... Read more →

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Free Zendesk Customer Service for a YEAR! - OCSC Member Benefit

For Orange County startups: 12 Months of Free Zendesk Customer Support Services! OCSC startup company Members can get a year of Zendesk for free while getting their startups off the ground. Qualified OCSC Member companies can receive a monthly credit of $218 for 12 months (equivalent to 2 seats of Zendesk Suite professional plan or used across Zendesk’s Support, Chat,... Read more →

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How to attract more attention to your OC business...

Are you listed in the OC Startups Directory yet? Where's your startup? Or is your accounting firm, design agency, software development team, law firm, or venture capital fund listed in the OC Startup Ecosystem Directory? How about the school, incubator, non-profit, or community group you work with that helps early stage founders? Why not?? The OCSC is here promoting everyone... Read more →

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Orange County's BidMyListingⓇ Raises $20M

BidMyListingⓇ Raises $20M in Seed Funding to Scale Their Marketplace for Home Sellers and Real Estate Agents NEWPORT BEACH, CA - It’s been a few short months since we launched BidMyListing, a smarter way to sell your home. We have been blown away by the response we are seeing from homeowners looking to connect with real estate agents in their... Read more →

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

Thank you to Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C., a 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 expertise... Read more →

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An Angel Investor's Financial Crisis Realizations

An article we liked from Thought Leader DC Palter: 5 Mistakes Angels Should Avoid When Investing During a Downturn — And 1 Rule for Success Don’t make the same mistakes I made during the last financial crisis I began angel investing in 2009 during the depths of the financial meltdown. Looking back on those investments, I made some serious errors... Read more →

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How to Drive Growth in a Volatile Economy 11/3/22 & 11/10/22

The Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network’s 2-Part Webinar Series Join them Thursdays, November 3 and November 10, 2022 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM online. With all the mixed messages in the news, it is sometimes challenging to focus on your business based on the signals of our macro-economy. What areas should you conserve on? Which expenditure should you invest in?... Read more →

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CSUF 2022 Titan Fast Pitch Competition

Titan Fast Pitch 2022: Making a Social Impact – Everything you need to know! Now is the best time to start being the entrepreneur that you were meant to be! Pitch Your Startup Concept & Win Scholarships! We believe that there is a successful business concept in the heart of every student and we know that you agree. So, if... Read more →

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New OCSC Sponsor: Tebra

Thank you to Tebra, a NEW Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Tebra is the Digital Backbone for your medical practice. They provide independent healthcare practices with digital tools and support to thrive in a new era of healthcare. They are tomorrow's solutions for today's provider. OC Startups Directory Category: Healthcare Tech Contact: AmandaFeld, Director of Marketing Communications and PR,... Read more →

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CLAOC Announces Recognition of Orange County AI Students

OC students win 2nd Annual Intel® AI Global Impact Festival Top honor further solidifies CLAOC’s mission to develop OC as a tech talent hub Orange County, Calif. – Oct. 17, 2022 — To develop the next generation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and tech-focused talent, CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County (CLAOC) is pleased to announce its student team, co-sponsored by... Read more →

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Avoiding Mistakes That Waste $$$ on Your Startup Idea

An article we liked from Thought Leader Linda Zhang: How to Not Waste $40K on a Startup Idea To take an idea from zero to one, we’ve got to fuse the engineering mindset with the product mindset Every so often, I read an article that hooks me from the start. This is the story of a guy with a fantastic... Read more →

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OC FinTech Meetup 11/3/22

FinTech enthusiasts coming together in the heart of Orange County for friendly gathering. Join them Thursday, November 3 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the 400 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618. Come and enjoy food, wine, guest speakers and most importantly, networking! They are opening their space at 400 Spectrum Center Drive for all of us to enjoy these special... Read more →

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OC Startups Jobs Board - Send us your open positions for free posting!

Hiring in Orange County for technical, software, or life sciences jobs? Did you know that you can submit your job listings and open positions here so the OC Startup Council can help you recruit for Orange County startup ventures? Do you have open IT or related positions you’d like to hire for like these? It's easy and FREE to post... Read more →

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Orange County's Single Pass Treats First Patients in North America

Single Pass Treats First Patients in North America LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Single Pass, Inc. CEO, Bill Colone, announced treatment of the first patients in North America with the Kronos Electrocautery device designed to improve the safety of co-axial biopsy procedures. The single-use, disposable device uses battery current to heat the probe tip to cauterize the... Read more →

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