Orange County VC Fast Pitch 1/24/20

Pitch and network with venture capitalists, angels and accredited investors from Southern California, Silicon Valley and throughout the country at the next Orange County Venture Capital Fast Pitch Conference. Join them Friday, January 24 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at Courtyard Center, 12732 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840. Black Dog Venture Partners has hosted investor events throughout the west and... Read more →

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MasterMinds OC Reminder 1/15

Start up your year right - Join us for the first MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop of 2020 on 1/15 in Costa Mesa. We're kicking off 2020 strong with a new location and a special guest speaker who will also be our host. Special New Location + Special Guest Speaker! Join us at 530pm on Wednesday 1/15/20 at the new... Read more →

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Startup Grind Global Conference Ticket Comment Contest Winners!

The Startup Grind Global Conference is coming up soon, so the OCSC is happy to announce the Winners of our recent comment contest. This year our FOUR FREE PASSES for OCSC Members like you go to: Roland Polzin of Wing Mike Jalonen of Trio Rewards Kelsey Galarza of Orange Marketing Denis Zhukov of AdvenLife Congratulations to these local OC Startup... Read more →

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Startup Job Listings: Computer Technology Resources, Wolin Design Group, NarrativeWave, LOADED, Averro, Kareo

Software jobs in Orange County: startups are hiring developers and engineers in Southern California! Check out these new local Netsuite developer, senior software engineer, senior front end developer, UI/graphic designer, and Citrix engineer job opportunities: Computer Technology Resources, Incorporated - Netsuite Developer - REMOTE - Irvine A system integration company that provides technology solutions and support to all manner of... Read more →

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Internet of Things IoT: Calling all Orange County Startups!

We’re looking for more Internet of Things IoT Startups here in Orange County. Do you know any? Why? We need more IoT Startup listings to build the most complete list of startups in Orange County! (Check the Internet of Things IoT Startups page of the OC Startups Directory so far. Is your company listed yet?) Join the OCSC to Get... Read more →

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SoCal Startup Day 02/26/20

FundingPost is proud to announce the first annual SoCal Startup Day If you are looking to network and connect with Southern California's top startups, seeking funding, or just curious about the startup community, this is the event for you. Join them Wednesday, February 26 from 1:00PM to 8:00PM at Hangar 244, Irvine Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd, Irvine, CA... Read more →

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Join us at TechCon Socal San Diego! 1/25/20

TechCon Southern California is the largest thought leadership & innovation conference to be held in San Diego on Saturday, 25th January 2020. It will be a full day event that will bring together renowned industry executives, innovators, technologists, and investors who are developing cutting edge technologies and impacting our future. A first of its kind, full day technology and innovation... Read more →

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Why are Venture Capitalists so Picky?

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Dr. Fred Haney, Author of The Fundable Startup: Why Do Venture Capitalists Invest in Such a Small Percentage of Startups? The other day I mentioned to a friend—who happens to be an entrepreneur professor—my concern that so few startups satisfy the hurdles required to attract venture capital. His response was, “Well, the VCS only... Read more →

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International Partners: Looking for Startup Supporters & Friends Directory Listings

We’re looking for more International Partners who serve technology startup companies here in Orange County. Do you know any? Why? We need more International Partners listings to build the most complete list of resources to help startups in Orange County! Join the OCSC to Get Your Foreign Services/Agency Noticed Does your organization or company provide services to or work to... Read more →

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Pitch and Learn With Investors 01/30/20

Pitch and Learn engages and educates entrepreneurs on the art of pitching to investors. Join them Thursday, January 30 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM at WeWork Bayview, 100 Bayview Circle, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Pitch and Learn is meant to engage and educate entrepreneurs on the art of pitching to investors. Every pitching entrepreneur will have the opportunity to pitch their... Read more →

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TCVN: Fireside chat with Jeffrey Maganis 01/09/20

Tech Coast Venture Network's 2020 Fireside Chat with Jeffrey Maganis Hear his journey from garage startup/exit to raising over 130M! Join them Thursday, January 9 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at EvoNexus Irvine, 5151 California Avenue, #150, Irvine, CA 92617. Join Tech Coast Venture Network in welcoming back a past Alumni as their guest speaker to talk with Michael Sawitz about... Read more →

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Reminder: Last Chance to Win Startup Grind Global Conference Passes!

Did you comment yet? We have FREE PASSES for Silicon Valley's 2020 Startup Grind Global Conference for you! In February Redwood City will again host one of the most dynamic and inspiring startup events in the world: The Startup Grind Global Conference. You could join 10,000+ entrepreneur attendees and world class speakers in the heart of Silicon Valley for FREE!... Read more →

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New Orange County Ecosystem Directory Free Listings: Orange County User Experience, Tech Coast Works, WorkSpace Irvine

Welcome to these new free listings in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Community Organizations: Orange County User Experience - Irvine Startup Advisors: Tech Coast Works - Irvine Co-Working: WorkSpace Irvine - Irvine Visit these partners to learn how they can help your OC startup grow! (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC... Read more →

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: CEO, The Wooden Floor

Dawn Reese joined for a great Accelerate OC conversation, and shared her early career in the technology industry and then her transition to helping establish the Software Council of Southern California (now Technology Council Southern California) and eventually joining amazing non-profit, The Wooden Floor in Santa Ana. She is an author, consultant, mentor, and national speaker in the areas of... Read more →

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Hardware Startups: Calling all Orange County Startups!

We’re looking for more Hardware Startups here in Orange County. Do you know any? Why? We need more Hardware Startup listings to build the most complete list of startups in Orange County! (Check the Hardware Startups page of the OC Startups Directory so far. Is your company listed yet?) Join the OCSC to Get Your Orange County Hardware Startup Noticed... Read more →

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OCSC New Silver Sponsor: K&L Gates

Welcome to K&L Gates, a new Silver Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! K&L Gates attorneys represent leading global corporations in every major industry, capital markets participants and ambitious middle-market and emerging growth companies. Their lawyers also serve public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and individuals. They are leaders in legal issues related to industries critical to the economies... Read more →

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MasterMinds OC #32 - New Location + Special Speaker!

Start your startup year off right: You're invited to MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop #32 on Wednesday evening, January 15, 2020 in Costa Mesa. We're kicking off 2020 strong with a new location and a special guest speaker who will also be our host. Special New Location + Special Guest Speaker! Join us at 530pm on Wednesday 1/15/20 at the... Read more →

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Questions Venture Capital Investors ask Startup Founders

Wondering what that venture capitalist is going to ask you when it's time to pitch for their investment in your startup? Venture capitalist Elizabeth Yin put together a helpful list of those kind of questions that can be helpful to any startup founder considering raising money. It includes both the personal get-acquainted and due diligence questions that she likes to... Read more →

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Insurance Providers: Looking for Startup Supporters & Friends Directory Listings

We’re looking for more Insurance Agencies and Brokers who serve technology startup companies here in Orange County. Do you know any? Why? We need more Insurance Providers listings to build the most complete list of resources to help startups in Orange County! Join the OCSC to Get Your Insurance Company Noticed Does your firm, insurance agency, or insurance brokerage provide... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Viant Technology, iBASEt, Rally Cry, revVana, HOTB Software, Black Swan Data

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local site reliability engineer, senior software engineer, senior salesforce software development lead, and devOps engineer job opportunities: Viant Technology - Site Reliability Engineer - Irvine A leading advertising technology company enabling ad buyers to plan, create, execute and measure their digital advertising investments through a cloud-based platform. iBASEt... Read more →

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2020 Marketing Trends You Need to Know

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Sven Johnston, Founding Partner at Gigasavvy: 20:20 Vision for 2020 Marketing Trends You Need to Know The past ten years have transformed the way we interact with the brands around us. From companies like Instagram, founded in 2010, to the new digital data points that allow us to tell targeted brand narratives, the world... Read more →

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Ash Kumra's KUCI Entrepreneur Nation interviews OC Startup Council Founder

Entrepreneurs are everywhere in Orange County. And Ash Kumra has built a radio show around interviewing them and other success stories. For several years his Entrepreneur Nation radio program has aired locally in Orange County on KUCI and on other stations around the country. Ash Interviews OCSC's Scott Fox Recently the show invited Scott Fox, OC Startup Council Founder &... Read more →

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Alliance Bank Implements Ephesoft Transact

Alliance Bank Improves Customer Experience with Ephesoft's Intelligent Capture Solution IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Ephesoft, Inc., an industry leader in enterprise content capture and data discovery solutions, and Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, a bank well known for serving Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs), today announced that the bank has implemented Ephesoft Transact for intelligent capture automation... Read more →

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Food Tech Startups: Calling all Orange County Startups!

We’re looking for more Food Tech Startups here in Orange County. Do you know any? Why? We need more Food Tech Startup listings to build the most complete list of startups in Orange County! (Check the Food Tech Startups page of the OC Startups Directory so far. Is your company listed yet?) Join the OCSC to Get Your Orange County... Read more →

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SCORE Workshop - The Power of PPC Advertising 12/16/19

SCORE Workshop (No Charge) - The Power of PPC Advertising: Google AdWords & Paid Search in Action Join them Monday, December 16 from 10:30AM to 1:30PM at Webster University (VM Wooten), 32 Discovery, #250, Irvine, CA 92618. Google AdWords drives targeted, relevant, and specific traffic to your website. See how the most powerful advertising tool ever created can generate sales... Read more →

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