Stock Option Strategies in M&A: What You Need to Know

Thanks to OCSC Platinum Sponsor Withum for this valuable information about Business Planning: Merger and Acquisition Effects on Stock Options Due to the magnitude of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in both the private and public markets, it is important for founders, executives, and employees to all consider the effect a consolidation could have on stock options. In some cases,... Read more →

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Irvine's Sunstone Management Announces New Chief Compliance Officer

Experienced Compliance Expert Heather Lewis Joins Sunstone Management, Inc. IRVINE, Calif. - (January 23, 2024) - Sunstone Management, Inc., is proud to announce that Heather Lewis has joined the company as Chief Compliance Officer at our Irvine headquarters. Ms. Lewis has more than 17 years of experience in ensuring organizations follow stringent state and federal securities laws, most recently at... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Startup Company Member: getawayGoGo

Thank you to getawayGoGo, a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council. getawayGoGo iis an online marketplace that connects vacation rental property manager's discounted properties with last minute travelers. With 44% of vacation rental bookings in the United States made within 14 days of arrival vacation rental property managers need a marketplace to connect with last minute travelers about their... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: BUCKOne

Welcome to BUCKOne, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! BUCKOne nurtures an environment for the financial futures of children by providing tools and resources to make learning about money and the behaviors of money management fun and engaging. The primary product pillar focused on by the BUCKOne team is the development of an impactful APP platform that delivers... Read more →

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Startup Game Changer 2/21/24 - Discount Tickets!

The Startup Game Changer Summit is back for v4.0! Get tickets now for Orange County's favorite startup conference series on Wed 2/21 in Garden Grove: https://startupgamechanger.org/summit/ Entrepreneurs and startup founders come meet and mingle with dozens of leading angel and venture capital investors from across So Cal, plus learn from informative panels and an exciting startup pitch competition. Startup Game... Read more →

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Fundraising Video Office Hours - Free YouTube Replay

Our free Startup Fundraising Video Office Hours help early stage company founders raise money for their startups. The fun, friendly live video Q&A sessions answer financing and strategy questions from entrepreneurs from all over the world with FREE expert startup advice. The latest free lunchtime session hosted by our CEO, Scott Fox, was Jan 23. To watch the new Startup... Read more →

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10 Best Founder Questions During a Pitch Meeting

A Thought Leadership article we liked from Octopus Ventures: 10 questions to ask your investor during a pitch meeting If you’re having a meeting, that means the investor has almost certainly already seen your deck, and now they want to dig in a little deeper. Typically, these meetings run to between 30 and 45 minutes – and time really does... Read more →

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Renewing OCSC Healthcare Tech Startup Company Member: Trooth & Smiles

Thank you to Trooth & Smiles, a renewing Life Sciences Member of the OC Startup Council. Trooth & Smiles is re-inventing the Dental Experience for Millennials. Did you know that most dental problems begin at 40? So the eldest millennials are have just started turning 40 and are entering the Consumer Class for Dental Services. The average dentist in California... Read more →

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Tech Coast Angels Announces Transformation Into TCA Venture Group

Tech Coast Angels Unveils TCA Venture Group Esteemed angel network evolves, furthering innovation and expanding opportunities within the entrepreneurial ecosystem IRVINE, CALIF., USA, January 17, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- For more than a quarter of a century, Tech Coast Angels (TCA) has been one of the largest, most innovative angel networks in the world. Today, the organization announced its transformation into... Read more →

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Snapshots of Success: Long Beach Accelerator’s Inaugural Investors & Founders Summit Photos

Long Beach Accelerator's 1st Annual Investors & Founders Summit was a big success. Hosted on the beautiful Queen Mary in the City of Long Beach, it featured a startup strategy panel and awards luncheon. Congratulations to Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson, Amy Millman, and John Shen of Sunstone Management for supporting startups in the community. Great to see Vivian Shimoyama,... Read more →

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New OCSC Startup Company Member: TheoremReach

Welcome to TheoremReach, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! TheoremReach connects app users with market researchers, rewarding users for their opinions with in-app currency while providing valuable insights for businesses. TheoremReach is an Inc 5000 software platform that connects app users with market researchers through in-app surveys. Users earn virtual currency for sharing their opinions, while researchers gain... Read more →

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New OC Ecosystem Directory Free Listing: Chapman University - Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics

Welcome to this new free listing in the OC Startup Council Startup Ecosystem Directory: Education: Chapman University - Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics - Orange (And get a free listing for your company or organization in the OCSC Startups Ecosystem Directory HERE.) Read more →

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OC's ONSCREEN Announces AARP AgeTech After Dark Pitch Challenge Win

ONSCREEN Wins AARP AgeTech After Dark Pitch Challenge at CES 2024 TV-Based Telehealth and AI Caregiving Platform Grabs Top Spot at Industry’s Leading Startup Pitch Competition YORBA LINDA, CA, USA, January 16, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- ONSCREEN Inc., an emerging leader in AI-powered senior care technology, is excited to announce its recent success at the AARP AgeTech After Dark Pitch Challenge... Read more →

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Armanino’s Guide to SaaS Success: A Free Video Worth Your Time

Thanks to OCSC Silver Sponsor Armanino for this valuable information about the technology industry: Sustaining SaaS Success: Extending Runway and Mastering Cash Management Growing a SAAS business? This free webinar from Armanino LLP can help: https://www.armanino.com/events/saas-extending-cash-runway-mastering-cash-management-webinar/ In the last 18 months, tech companies have had to shift their mindset from growth-at-all-costs to profitability and efficiency due to limited funding. In... Read more →

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OCSC Sponsor: UCI ANTrepreneur Center

Welcome to UCI ANTrepreneur Center, a Sponsor of the OC Startup Council! UCI ANTrepreneur Center serves as a critical innovation hub within the University of California, Irvine, fostering entrepreneurial skills and promoting start-up culture among students, faculty, and surrounding community. The center caters towards undergraduate students, providing resources, workshops, mentorship, competitions, and networking opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. It's a pivotal... Read more →

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OC CTO Talks 1/31/24

Navigating the Challenges of Building and Maintaining Teams Mark your calendars for the first OC CTO Talks event of 2024 by ArkusNexus! Join them Wednesday, January 31 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Gunwhale Ales, 2960 Randolph Avenue, Unit A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. What Can You Expect From This Meetup Event? Build a vibrant tech community through collaborative engagement Connect... Read more →

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New OCSC Member: Nakunj Inc

Welcome to Nakunj Inc, a new Member of the OC Startup Council! Nakunj Inc boasts over two decades of mastery in Data Analytics and AI, offering cutting-edge solutions to real-world challenges with proven expertise and successful implementations, they lead with innovation and thought leadership. With over two decades of unparalleled expertise in Data Analytics and AI, Nakunj Inc stands as... Read more →

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Free Startup Fundraising Office Hours - Angel Investor #Livestream AMA Tuesday

Free Startup Fundraising Office Hours #livestream returns Tuesday, January 23 at 12 Noon PT! Startup Entrepreneurs – Free LIVE Fundraising Q&A with Angel Investor/Serial Founder/Startup Expert Scott Fox Bring your startup questions to the Startup Council’s FREE founder fundraising “Office Hours” #LIVESTREAM. You'll get FREE expert Silicon Valley advice to help diverse entrepreneurs start, raise money, and grow new ventures.... Read more →

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OCSC Renewing Member InPlay, Inc.

Thank you to InPlay, Inc., a renewing Member of the OC Startup Council! InPlay, Inc. is a leading industrial IoT wireless SoC and solution provider based in Irvine. Our team's ground-breaking innovations start from fundamental silicon and protocol design to system level integration. The goal is to solve the most challenging issues facing today's wireless IoT industry and enable the... Read more →

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In the Know: The Essentials of Being a Startup Advisor

An article we liked from Thought Leader Halle Tecco of Cofertility: On Being a Startup Advisor Usually I invest in startups, but occasionally — due to timing or valuation of a round — I become an advisor instead. Since 2014, I have joined the cap table of six companies as a startup advisor. Two were acquired and four are still... Read more →

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ITW returns in April!

Remember the blast we had last spring at Irvine Tech Week? Get ready for an even bigger and better event series next year! Plans are underway to amaze you with a week of tech innovation, workshops, networking, and excitement. Mark your calendar now to join us April 16 - April 21, 2024 for Irvine Tech Week 2024! Join us to... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listing: University Lab Partners Director of Acceleration Opportunity

An Orange County non-profit organization is hiring! Check out this new local Director of Acceleration job opportunity from University Lab Partners: University Lab Partners is looking for a Director of Acceleration to join their team. They seek an experienced, enterprising, purposeful leader to drive the execution of an accelerator program being launched by ULP. Your primary objective of the ULP... Read more →

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OC's ONSCREEN Participates in AARP AgeTech After Dark Pitch Competition

ONSCREEN at AARP AgeTech After Dark Pitch Challenge, CES 2024 AgeTech Startup Delivers TV-Based Senior Care to Reduce Isolation & Loneliness, and Improve Healthcare Outcomes YORBA LINDA, CA, USA, January 5, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- ONSCREEN Inc., a pioneer in TV-based senior care technology, is thrilled to announce its participation in the prestigious AARP AgeTech After Dark pitch competition at CES... Read more →

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2024 Tech Summit Series - Two Virtual Sessions 1/18/24

Join Withum’s Technology and Emerging Growth Services Practice at their virtual Tech Summit Series to examine trending topics in the technology industry. Withum's team of experts will dive into the current cybersecurity trends and threats impacting startups and tech companies and discuss the optimization and evolution of a company’s accounting and finance function as it journeys through the business life... Read more →

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MedTech Minds | MedTech & Biotech Mastermind Series 1/17/24

Join the Medical Innovation Exchange for the MedTech & Biotech Mastermind Series! Meet with MedTech and Life Science founders and professionals for an evening of high-powered peer-to-peer mentoring, brainstorming, and Q&A. Join them Wednesday, January 17 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM at Docking Station by MoonGoat, 1975 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Are you ready to meet and network with... Read more →

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