New Accelerate OC Podcast: Founder of Eureka Building & Eureka Hub, President of Ergo Holdings

Peter Polydor is the founder of Eureka Building and Eureka Hub, a 3-acre event, office and creative campus that many of our community has enjoyed and visited in the last 6 years since it opened. Peter’s vision was to support the startup community here with it, and it has. Eurekafest is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that is one of... Read more →

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Mobility & Transportation Startups: Calling all Orange County Startups!

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

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8 Critical Factors for Valuation of your Startup

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Dr. Fred Haney, Author of The Fundable Startup: 8 Ways to Build Value in Your Startup The concept of value is extremely elusive for startup companies. How is a startup company valued and how is value created in a startup? One reason the concept of value is so difficult is that it lies in... Read more →

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Startup Pitch & Learn with Investors - January 30

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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New Orange County Startup Directory Free Listings: 10-8 Systems, GradeHub, Ultra Jet Software

Welcome to these new free listings in the OC Startup Council Startups Directory: Software: 10-8 Systems - Mission Viejo Education: GradeHub - Irvine FinTech: Ultra Jet Software - Aliso Viejo 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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Startup Grind Global Preview VIDEO + Get 15% off Tickets!

The Startup Grind Global Conference is THE event for new startup founders from all over the world to gather in Silicon Valley, February 11-12. Startup Grind Global is FUN and welcoming, not a stuffy “business” conference. Attendees get to enjoy two days of dynamic networking events, meetings with investors, access to invaluable resources, and inspiration led by top CEOs and... Read more →

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OC Startup Resource Fair 1/30/20

OC Startup Resource Fair aims to connect innovators and startup resources for your life science and high tech ventures. Come to the OC Startup Resource Fair at University Lab Partners’ newly opened 17,000sf wet-lab facility located at UCI Research Park. Join them Thursday, January 30 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at UCI Beall Applied Innovation @ the Cove, 5270 California Avenue,... Read more →

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Law Firms: Looking for Startup Supporters & Friends Directory Listings

We’re looking for more Law Firms who serve technology startup companies here in Orange County. Do you know any? Why? We need more Law Firms listings to build the most complete list of resources to help startups in Orange County! OCSC Law Firm Members Congratulations to these firms for supporting the OC Startup Council: Rutan & Tucker (Gold Sponsor) Stradling,... Read more →

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MedTech Minds© | January 2020 1/30/20

MIx is proud to present MedTech Minds, a mastermind event for professionals. Join them Thursday, January 30 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at EvoNexus Irvine, 5151 California Ave #150, Irvine, CA 92617, USA. Are you looking to create your own healthcare startup, but don’t know where to start? Do you want perspective on what comes next in your personal career or... Read more →

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New OC Startup Job Listings: Taylor Digital, Tyvak, Meta Technologies, Integrator IT, Spectrum, Multi Media

Orange County startups are hiring developers and engineers! Check out these new local software engineer, front end developer, lead unity developer, and python software developer job opportunities: Taylor Digital - Front End Developer - San Clemente Provides custom web applications built to your needs. Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Incorporated - Software Engineer - Irvine Provides NanoSat and CubeSat space vehicle products... Read more →

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Startups: Join SoCal's Octane LaunchPad Program - Free!

Calling all local tech startup companies who are raising money! Are you looking for early stage venture or angel funding and need help refining your pitch deck? Would your company benefit from expert feedback and actionable takeaways? Apply now to the Top 5 SBDC Accelerator, LaunchPad!* *As an SBA-funded Accelerator, these services are pro bono - there are no fees,... Read more →

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International Science & Engineering Fair - Call for Judges

Volunteer as a Judge at the International Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by Regeneron! The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is coming to Anaheim, CA in May 2020. This is a great opportunity for corporate social responsibility, for individuals to give back to young scientists and engineers, and to showcase the Orange County community. We need your help... Read more →

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Why Do Investors Insist on Revenue for Early Stage Startups?

It's a common problem for early stage founders: How do I raise money to generate revenue when so many investors insist on seeing revenue-generating “traction” first? Here's a useful explanation from Phil Nadel of Forefront Ventures. In this guest post he explains the perspective of venture investors who avoid investing in pre-revenue startups: Stop Swinging for the Fences Conventional thinking... Read more →

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OCSC New Supporting Member: Vitalistic Healing Arts Center

Thanks to Vitalistic Healing Arts Center for joining the OC Startup Council as a new Supporting Member. Vitalistic Healing Arts Center: Their center provides services, technologies and an environment to support and enhance people in order to create a healthy, joyful, fulfilling, integrated long life. They offer Network Spinal Care sessions, Bemer Vascular Therapy, Infrared Sauna, ZYTO Evox (Reframing Perception... Read more →

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Media Tech Startups: Calling all Orange County Startups!

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

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New Accelerate OC Podcast: Founder / CEO of FreightPop

Kurt Johnson is currently the founder and CEO of FreightPop, a cloud-based software that makes logistics simple. They give one login for all transportation management, including inbound and outbound freight management across all different freight types. Kurt is a grizzled startup veteran, with six startups. He’s gone from his garage to $100M in revenue. He’s had 2 two exits and... Read more →

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How Startups Should Pay Advisors

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Dr. Fred Haney, Author of The Fundable Startup: How Startup Companies Should Compensate Their Advisors How should a startup company compensate its advisors? This is a tricky question because there are no guidelines and most founders do not have experience in this area. But there are some general principles that can help you arrive... Read more →

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SD TechCon: New Free Tickets Comment Contest!

TechCon is the largest new thought leadership & innovation conference in Southern California. It will be held in North County San Diego on Saturday, 25th January 2020. TechCon 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,... Read more →

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OCSC New Supporting Member: Black Dog Venture Partners

Thanks to Black Dog Venture Partners for joining the OC Startup Council as a new Supporting Member. Black Dog Venture Partners is a Venture Capital & Corporate Finance Consulting, Business Development, PR, Sales and Marketing. A business accelerator that provides access to funding though their network of 13,000 investors, business development though their network of 40,000 business partners, sales/marketing and... Read more →

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How to Invest in Marketing that Makes a SPLASH! 1/22/20

Lets Roll in the New Year with a workshop on how to grow your startup. Join Startup Grind OC/Irvine as they welcome the founder of Orange Pegs, Lucas Hamon to walk you through How to Invest in Marketing that Makes a SPLASH! Join them Wednesday, January 22 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at Eurkea Building, 1621 Alton Parkway, Irvine, 92606. GET... Read more →

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Startup Jobs for Orange County, California: Curtail, SourceStrike, Tilda Bio, Green Street Advisors, Brandify, InSync Computer Solutions

Orange County startup jobs: Local startups are hiring engineers! Check out these new local software engineer, front-end engineer, senior software engineer, and information technology network engineer job opportunities: Curtail - Software Engineer - Anaheim Keeps systems protected and running in the face of unplanned downtime, attacks or equipment failure. SourceStrike - Front-End Engineer - Irvine A technology solutions company built... Read more →

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Seed Investors Win by being Less Selective?! New Report

Startup investing has traditionally been seen as a selective, judicious process. But a new report says that angel investors and venture capital firms will do better at the seed stage by investing broadly. AngelList, the leading startup seed investing syndication platform, recently published "Startup Growth and Venture Returns". The report is based on analysis of 3000 startups funded through their... Read more →

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UCI Chancellor's Distinguished Speaker Series 1/15/20

Moonshot Launcher Yonatan Winetraub visits UCI as the Chancellor's Distinguished Speaker. SpaceIL co-founder Yonatan Winetraub will share insights from his experience with the Beresheet lander and discuss how it has helped engage students in STEM. Join them Wednesday, January 15 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at UCI Beall Applied Innovation, 5270 California Avenue, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92697-7700. GET MORE EVENT... Read more →

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More New OCSC Members: Accelerate OC, OC4 Venture Studio, Scaleocity Works

Welcome to these new Members of the OC Startup Council: Accelerate OC, OC4 Venture Studio, Scaleocity Works Accelerate OC a live show and podcast featuring conversations with the OC innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders in Orange County. OC Startup Ecosystem Directory Category: Media OC4 Venture Studio: Early stage venture fund and full service venture studio to partner with high potential and... Read more →

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How to Achieve Product/Market Fit for Your Startup

A Thought Leader Guest Post from Rahul Vohra of First Round: How Superhuman Built an Engine to Find Product/Market Fit We’ve all heard that product/market fit drives startup success — and that the lack thereof is what’s lurking behind almost every failure. For founders, achieving product/market fit is an obsession from day one. It’s both the hefty hurdle we’re racing... Read more →

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