Silicon Valley Bank's State of the Markets Report: Q2 2019

Silicon Valley Bank is back with their latest free State of the Markets report. For Q2 2019 it's sub-titled "Inside Views on the Health and Productivity of the Global Innovation Economy". Led by Bob Blee, SVB's Head of Corporate Finance, the theme for the report is "Innovation Marches Onward": "Despite fears of slower global growth, innovation marches onward. The record... Read more →

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Entrepreneurs and Mental Health: Breaking Down the Stigma

Attend the next Startup Grind Irvine panel to further open dialogue about mental health in the Startups and Entrepreneurs community. During Mental Health Awareness Week, the panel will be discussing how to breakdown the stigma of mental health in the startups and entrepreneurs community. Join them Wednesday, May 15 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at WorkWell, 17322 Murphy Ave in Irvine.... Read more →

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OCTANe TIF Launch Pad Presenting Companies Announced

At next week's Technology Innovation Forum (TIF), OCTANe's LaunchPad startup coaching program will be offering 8 new companies to the audience of local technology executives, investors, and partners. OCTANe determines the TIF company presentations by using a unique predictive analytics process to position companies and their underlying business models to make effective presentations to investors. Since 2011, the LaunchPad SBDC... Read more →

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May 21: Face to Face Event with Local Startup Investors

Startup Founders: Come meet with local venture capital firms, angel investors from TCA, ACE Fund, Cove Fund, and other angel organizations. Hosted by the Tech Coast Angels on Tuesday, May 21 from 5:00PM to 8:30PM at The Cove, 5141 California Ave, 2nd Floor in Irvine, California. Register here to get your tickets. Fundraising is a time consuming daunting task. In... Read more →

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2 TCA Companies Named Finalists for ACA Luis Villalobos Award

Two Tech Coast Angels’ Portfolio Companies Named as Finalists for Angel Capital Association’s Prestigious Luis Villalobos Award GrandPad and Aquacyl recognized as two of three finalists at ACA’s 10th Annual Awards Ceremony IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB) MAY 03, 2019: Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced that two of its portfolio companies, GrandPad and Aquacyl, were among the three finalists for the... Read more →

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Women Talk Tech Forum at SBDC@UCI

SBDCtech presents the first ever Women Talk Tech (WTT) Forum. Join them Monday, June 3 from 8:00AM to 1:00PM at The Cove @ UCI Applied Innovation, 5141 California Avenue, Suite 200 in Irvine, CA. Spend a day with leading women entrepreneurs working in technology as they discuss leadership, scaling your venture, trends in high-tech and the life sciences, business growth,... Read more →

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OC Tech Jobs Board: Hiring in Orange County for technical or software company positions? Submit your job listings and open positions here to the OC Startup Council so we can help you recruit for Orange County technology companies. Do you have open IT or related positions you’d like to hire for like these? You can post your IT, software, and... Read more →

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Startup Accelerator MasterMinds OC Workshop #25 - May 23

OC ENTREPRENEURS: Join us for another MasterMinds Startup Q&A Workshop to help grow your startup. Bring your startup ideas and business strategy questions so our friendly group of local technology and software entrepreneurs and business owners can help you accelerate your startup farther, faster! The MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator offers local entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, and friends a place to... Read more →

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Specright Raises $8.8 Million to Advance Supply Chain Software

Pritzker Group Venture Capital Leads Round IRVINE, Calif., April 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Specright, Inc., a software company that enables customers to control critical supply chain specifications such as packaging, products, and raw materials, announced today an $8.8 million Series A round of funding. Led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital (PGVC), with participation from previous investors Okapi Venture Capital, Fika... Read more →

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Meet more New OC Startup Council Members!

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council! Surcle: End-to-end ecosystem designed to aid in the development life cycle of hardware and engineering products. Special Offer for OCSC Members: Starter package consultation service at a discounted rate (normally $5,000) and initial Bill of Materials consultation for no charge. OC Startup Directory Category: Marketing and Design Software Development Startup... Read more →

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OCTANe's Technology Innovation Forum 2019

OCTANe’s 2019 Technology Innovation Forum (TIF) will focus on the evolution of data and technology for the future of work, retail, smart cities, sports, FinTech, national security, and health. Topics and discussions will center around actionable changes to incorporate, adapt and scale business through the rapidly changing and evolving technology landscape. Attend Monday, May 13 to Tuesday, May 14, 2019... Read more →

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EvoNexus announces New FinTech Startup Incubator Program

EvoNexus Collaborating with Franklin Templeton and Royal Bank of Canada to Pursue Emerging Financial Technology Startups Evonexus FinTech Incubator is now accepting startup applications. EvoNexus, Southern California’s (SoCal) leading startup incubator with locations in San Diego and Irvine, today announced it has opened an application round in search of early stage companies with emerging financial technologies to admit to its... Read more →

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CSUF Annual Startup Competition Results

Cal State University, Fullerton's annual Startup Competition recently announced this year's winners. The finale of the competition featured each of the six finalists giving an eight minute presentation about their ventures. These presentations covered five key aspects of each new company, including: Problem, Solution, Customers, Business Model, and the Resources needed to launch their businesses. These presentations were followed by... Read more →

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Orange County Tech User Groups (OCTUG) Summer Bash 2019

OC's biggest technology meetup collaboration event. OC Tech User Groups is celebrating SUMMER with food, drinks and raffle prizes. The magic happens everywhere in between. ' Have a good time and kick off the Summer Season with a BASH! Join them Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM at PeopleSpace, 1691 Kettering St, Irvine, CA 92614. This free party... Read more →

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Ephesoft's Ike Kavas EY Entrepreneur of the Year OC Semifinalist

EY Announces Ike Kavas of Ephesoft as Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Award Semifinalist in Orange County Founder of leading enterprise content capture and data discovery provider recognized for industry leadership EY announced that Ike Kavas, founder and CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based Ephesoft, an industry leader in enterprise content capture and data discovery solutions, is a semifinalist for the Entrepreneur... Read more →

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OCSC New GOLD Sponsor: Tech Coast Angels - Orange County

Welcome to Tech Coast Angels - Orange County, a new Gold Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! Tech Coast Angels - Orange County is a catalyst in helping to build Southern California’s economy by offering early stage, pre-seed, and seed funding for startups. TCA also brings critical business connections, provides hands-on practical mentoring, assists in building out management teams, and... Read more →

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How to Find a Technical Cofounder – Advice from Y-Combinator

The Y-Combinator startup accelerator has helped launched hundreds of startups. Their CEO, Michael Seibel, has helped startup founders worldwide build their teams, including recruiting technical co-founders. Watch this short video for his advice on how you can find and recruit software developers and engineers to join your startup. A summary of Michael’s advice for finding technical co-founders includes: Start with... Read more →

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SPAR 3D Expo and Conference - FREE PASSES

The Only Industry-Agnostic Platform-Neutral 3D Event Join them Tuesday, May 21 to Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM at the Anaheim Convention Center. SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, co-located with AEC Next, is an international event for the commercial application of 3D technologies from input to output. For close to two decades, SPAR 3D has been the premier... Read more →

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Scale Your Startup Business Workshop - Thursday

How can you double your company in less than 3 years? Simple...attend the next TCVN Event on Growth and Scaling. CEO Bill Van Vleet shares some of his growth hacks with TCVN attendees on April 25th. Bill has done it over and over again and is willing to share his amazing growth strategies. Attend this educational workshop this Thursday, April... Read more →

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