OCSC New Supporting Startup Company Member: Gait

Welcome to Gait, a new Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! Gait is a Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) technology and data provider for Insurance Companies. Gait is building an iOS App for drivers. Upon downloading the mobile App, the consumer can begin driving and receive an Intelligent Driver Score. Good drivers can share their score with insurance companies to save... Read more →

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Aliso Viejo's AWM Smart Shelf® Opens Autonomous Micromarket in Santa Ana

AWM Smart Shelf® Launches Southern California’s First Autonomous Micromarket in Santa Ana’s Nineteen01 Community QuickEats Close Convenience Micromarket Features Cashierless Checkout Experience Enabled by Orange County Company’s AWM Frictionless™ Technology SANTA ANA, 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, will open autonomous micromarket QuickEats... Read more →

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Effective Ways for Startups to Cope with COVID-19 Economic Crisis

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Dan Rosen of Tech Coast Angels: How Startups Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis Being trained as a scientist, and having lived through several investment cycles, I’ve been asked to share my perspective on the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on startups. I firmly believe that the human and societal impact of COVID-19 will... Read more →

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Orange County's Inkable Arts Launches Unique Privacy Blinds

Inkable Arts™Startup Spotlights the Historic Orange Circle on Its New NinjaVue™ Privacy Blinds at Its Factory Orange, California — A colorful image of the historic Orange Circle highlights Inkable Arts™ capabilities on the NinjaVue™ privacy blinds installed in the front windows of their new Southern California factory in Orange. Inkable Arts’ unique patent-pending privacy blinds, allow homeowners to reclaim their... Read more →

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New Orange County Startup Directory Free Listings: Advisor Brands, LLC, Hindsight Technologies, SOLD.com, LLC

Welcome to these new free listings in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: FinTech: Advisor Brands, LLC - San Clemente Hardware: Hindsight Technologies - Irvine Real Estate Tech : SOLD.com, LLC - Irvine Visit these local startups to learn more! (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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Active Cypher Offers Free Quantum-Resilient Security Amidst the Coronavirus Crisis

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Greg Morrell of OCSC Member Company Active Cypher: Coronavirus’ Remote Work Nightmare Costa Mesa Startup helps to bridge the gap in Remote Data Protection with free offer. Since being discovered in late 2019, COVID-19 has sadly killed thousands and disrupted much of the world economy. Much of the world is in lockdown, major world... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Numentica, Codazen, Elevate, SysMind, Nexon OC, Chroma

Software jobs in Orange County: startups are hiring developers and engineers in Southern California! Check out these new local full stack engineer, software developer, .Net developer, and front-end engineer job opportunities: Numentica LLC - Full Stack Software Engineer (.NET) - Irvine A niche consulting firm specializing in software product development, business intelligence, big data, hadoop and quality assurance. Codazen -... Read more →

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Coronavirus - Here's Why You Need to Isolate NOW (Video + Article)

The world looks scary right now – and all projections say it’s only going to get worse... Worst case scenarios can best be prevented by CHANGES to our daily behavior. Please reduce your F2F contact as much as possible to help improve everyone's chances of staying healthy. Two Explanations of the Danger of Exponential Virus Exposure In case you haven't... Read more →

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Survival Strategies for Tech Startups Webinar: 3/26/20

SBDC @ UCI will have a panel-based webinar (with a lot of Q&A) “Survival Strategies for Tech Startups”. Join them Thursday, March 26 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM via Zoom. It will include information on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and other strategies for startup companies not in revenue or unable to qualify for EIDL. It will be... Read more →

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Irvine's Intellivision Amico Sets Preorder on March 31

Intellivision Reveals New Gameplay Trailer Showcasing 23 Games Legacy Video Game Company Announces March 31 Limited VIP Edition Amico System Pre-Order IRVINE, Calif. – In anticipation of the Intellivision Amico family entertainment system launching later this year, Intellivision today announced a new gameplay trailer available now. Showcasing 23 games, nearly half of which have never been seen, the trailer offers... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: FreightPOP Principal Software Engineer Opportunity

An Orange County startup is hiring! Check out this new local Principal Software Engineer job opportunity from FreightPOP : FreightPOP is looking for a Principal Software Engineer II - .NET/C# to join their team. The Principal Software Engineer II will report to the CTO. Our challenge is to use modern tools, techniques, and methods to develop, modify, and/or update complex... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: Founder & Chairman of CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County

Doug Wilson is the founder, and currently the Chairman, of the CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County, formed as a group of CEOs from some of the biggest companies here, working together to “build a thriving Orange County for all.” He shared about the formation and work of CLA (as it’s known today). Doug is also an Executive Fellow at... Read more →

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Software, IT, and Engineering Firms: Looking for Startup Supporters & Friends Directory Listings

We’re looking for more Software Development and IT Consulting Firms who serve technology startup companies here in Orange County. Do you know any? Why? We need more IT Firms listings to build the most complete list of resources to help startups in Orange County! OCSC Software Firm Members Congratulations to these firms for supporting the OC Startup Council: Tepia Co,... Read more →

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Coronavirus in Orange County - Public Health Info (including Current OC Case Counts)

The COVID-19 virus is spreading in the Orange County community. The OC Public Health Agency website is a good source for updated information and advice on keeping our community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates according to them: There is an outbreak of respiratory illness that was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019 caused by... Read more →

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Startups: Apply to Octane's LaunchPad Accelerator Today!

Apply Today to LaunchPad & Accelerate Your Startup's Success! Octane is calling startups to leverage their LaunchPad Accelerator and present at the Tech Innovation Forum in September, the top Tech Conference in Southern California! LaunchPad is a pro bono service offered to the community. This platform will continue serving the community in addition to a new service portfolio under their... Read more →

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OCSC New Premium Startup Company Member: Float

Welcome to Float, a new Premium Member of the OC Startup Council! Float: Their mission is to give consumers full control over their information, unlock savings and encourage community to support financial health. Float gives consumers full control of their financial information by allowing them to share only what is necessary to receive better financial products. OC Startups Directory Category:... Read more →

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Do you use AWS? Special Offer - Survey Request for Feedback

Does your startup use AWS? Or would you like to? We are working on getting a special deal with Amazon Web Services for OC Startup Council startup company members. Will you please fill out this quick survey so we can show Amazon that Orange County startups like yours want to use AWS if they offer us a big group discount?... Read more →

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The Unexpected Advantages of Startups as Toys

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Aaron Harris of Y Combinator: Why Toys? Some of the biggest technology companies look like toys in the beginning.1 From a classical business building perspective, this shouldn’t happen. Toys are for fun. Businesses, especially huge ones, are for making money. Toys are small and of limited use. Large companies contain multitudes and perform a... Read more →

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New Orange County Ecosystem Directory Free Listings: Premier Group International, UK Department for International Trade, Wild Horse Labs, Inc.

Welcome to these new free listings in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Research: Premier Group International - Laguna Hills International: UK Department for International Trade - Los Angeles / London Incubators: Wild Horse Labs, Inc. - Garden Grove Visit these partners to learn how they can help your OC startup grow! (And get a free listing for your... Read more →

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Space Startups: Calling all Orange County Startups!

We’re looking for more Space Startups here in Orange County. Do you know any? Why? We need more Space Startup listings to build the most complete list of startups in Orange County! (Check the Space Startups page of the OC Startups Directory so far. Is your company listed yet?) OCSC Space Startup Members Congratulations to these space firms for supporting... Read more →

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Orange County's Tech Coast Angels Announces Launch of New Annual Fund

Tech Coast Angels Orange County Inaugural Fund Provides Local Entrepreneurs with Startup Capital TCA Orange County's new annual fund, TCA OC Fund 20, will be deployed this month and offer an additional source of capital for entrepreneurs and a new opportunity for angel investors. It will provide up to 15 early-stage companies with startup capital in 2020. IRVINE, CALIF. (PRWEB)... Read more →

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OCSC New Supporting Startup Company Member: ListReports

Welcome to ListReports, a new Supporting Member of the OC Startup Council! ListReports mission is to "make buying and selling a home a truly delightful experience." Over 250,000 real estate agents nationwide use their platform and products to save time and money. Their team is driven to build technologies, invent products, and provide services that will change the real estate... Read more →

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How Startups Should Do Analytics

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Tristan Handy of ThinkGrowth.org: The Startup Founder’s Guide to Analytics You need analytics. I’m very confident of that, because today, everyone needs analytics. Not just product, not just marketing, not just finance… sales, fulfillment, everyone at a startup needs analytics today. Analytics powers every decision, from the strategic to the tactical, from the board... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Business Sales Accelerator Academy, NeighborING, ReadySetConnect

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Business Sales Accelerator Academy, NeighborING, ReadySetConnect Business Sales Accelerator Academy train direct sales people, entrepreneurs and small business owners to become more effective at generating new business so they increase their bottom line profits & improve their local economy. Business Sales Accelerator Academies initial target audience are the millions of... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: Partner at Okapi Venture Capital

Jeff Bocan is currently a Partner at Okapi Venture Capital, which is his second stint in Venture Capital. Prior to Okapi, he joined one of his investments, Mophie, here in Orange County, and helped lead it from $10MM to over $250MM in revenue and an eventual strategic sale in 2016 to a publicly listed company, ZAGG. Before Mophie he was... Read more →

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