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OCTANe LaunchPad Firms Raise More Than $25M

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OCTANe , the Orange County-based organization helping to bolster the high tech industry and entrepreneurs, reported this morning that in the first half of 2012, companies participating in its startup accelerator have raised a total of $26.8M in funding. octane launchpad accelerator incubator startup orange county venture capital

Vizio and the Story of the Sleeping Giant

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I am currently at the annual VC in the OC program held in Irvine CA by OCTANe , an organization that connects people and ideas to resources and capital in Orange County.  Analog TV’s were to be no longer supported by cable companies, but the cost of the conversion was staggering.  All this success in less than five years.  Cables.

OCTANe Names New Chairman

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Aliso Viejo-based OCTANe , the industry group which is looking to help spur new companies and innovation in Orange County, said this morning that it has named a new Chairman. OCTANe also said it has added Andrew J. octane orange county executive board dwight decker cnxt conexantAccording to the group, Robert E.

Interview with Matthew Jenusaitis, OCTANe

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For OCTANe to be successful, we want to see our technology ecosystem grow. We'd also like to see OCTANe grow and flourish. READ MORE>>.

OCTANe's Augusta To Leave

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Orange County's effort to boost startup and high tech companies, OCTANe, is losing its President and CEO, Gary Augusta, and has retained an executive search firm to find a replacement, the group said Thursday. Tags: augusta octane orange nonprofit gary county executive

OCTANe Medical Device and Investor Forum

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 -- OCTANe Medical Device and Investor Forum. The OCTANe Medical Device and Investor Forum brings together the diverse: billion-dollar corporations and companies on the cusp, with the innovators: industry titans and research pioneers - all determined to fuel industry growth. See [link] (more

OCTANe Entrepreneurs Forum- Interview

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Friday, December 5, 2008 -- OCTANe Entrepreneurs Forum- Interview. Each lunch features a faculty or staff member from UC Irvine or within the UC System who will share their experiences and advice on the technology transfer process and starting companies. See [link] (more

OCVG/OCTANe Digital Media Mix

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 -- OCVG/OCTANe Digital Media Mix. How Hot Players are Building Cool Companies. OCVG teams up with OCTANe for our first evening event of '09. As an added bonus, this mega networking event will be hosted at [seven- degrees] in Laguna Beach -- one of the hottest venues in Orange County.Don't miss out.

VC in the OC - OCTANe Innovation Showcase

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 -- VC in the OC - OCTANe Innovation Showcase. The premier venture and technology organizations in Orange County, OCVG and OCTANe, have teamed up to produce a one-of-a-kind business event. VC in the OC and the OCTANe Innovation Showcase will be held back-to-back on May 18, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.

OCTANe Capital Series: Meet RCT Bioventures

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Thursday, March 11, 2010 -- OCTANe Capital Series: Meet RCT Bioventures. Paul is interested in meeting with early-stage medical device companies seeking start-up financing, medical device entrepreneurs, and inventors. Join us as we meet Paul Grand from RCT BioVentures. See [link] (more

Semiconductor Technologies and Medical Devices

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OCTANe. This OCTANe Innovation Series program will feature representatives from many of the companies that are aggressively pushing the high-tech innovations in the future of medical devices. Thursday, April 19, 2012 -- Semiconductor Technologies and Medical Devices. See [link] (more

Successful Medical Device Company Commercialization

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 -- Successful Medical Device Company Commercialization Without Venture Capital. OCTANe. roundtable discussion will follow. Speakers: Jagi Gill - President and CEO, Tenex Health; Peter Voldness - President and CEO, Emergent Financial; Clay Wilemon - Chief Executive and CSO, DevicePharm. See [link] (more

Essentials of Company Formation

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 -- So you want to start a company. Essentials of Company Formation. OCTANe. Kaye Schoonhoven, UCI professor of organization and management, will discuss "Essential Steps in Company Formation,” focusing on the corporate and management team perspective. Also on the panel are Carolyn A.

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Cleantech Investor Forum

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Join CleanTechOC and OCTANe for the inaugural Cleantech Investor Forum on May 14. Monday, May 14, 2012 -- Cleantech Investor Forum. The Forum will bring together over 250 innovators and experts in the cleantech space across California. See [link] (more

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem.

Biosynthetic Technologies Gets $7M

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The company--which was part of the OCTANe Launchpad program--said the deal was part of a license and supply agreement between Monsanto abd Biosynthetic Technologies. octane lubrigreen seed monsanto energy biofuel cleantech lifescience technology biosyntheticREAD MORE>>.

How Small Businesses Can Compete Against Fortune 100 Companies

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 -- How Small Businesses Can Compete Against Fortune 100 Companies. OCTANe. This program is a critical component of OCTANe Foundation for Innovation's (OFI) "Building Blocks" series - a six month development program to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow a successful business.

Accounting and Taxation for Startups

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OCTANe. At the inception of a company the entrepreneur typically focuses on product development, RandD, customer relationships and sales and marketing.Often, accounting and taxation are overlooked. Thursday, May 10, 2012 -- Accounting and Taxation for Startups. See [link] (more

Harbor MedTech Raises $600K For Wound Healing Technology

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Harbor MedTech's technology was developed at Edwards Lifesciences, and the company was a part of the OCTANe LaunchPad program. Harbor MedTech is developing products to restart, support healing of difficult or chronic wound such as diabetic, venous and pressure ulcers as well as for hernia patches and orthopedic soft tissue repair.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013

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For our first list, we tallied the venture capital raised by portfolio companies of. companies in the last year. Our analysis.

socaltech: Last day for Nominations for the Socaltech 100!

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If you''d like to nominate an individual (not company) for this award, we''re collecting your nominations online. We''re trying to identify the top 100 up-and-coming individuals in Southern California''s technology industry! Nominations will close today , Friday, November 1st. Interested in sponsoring the awards? READ MORE>>.

MarketLink

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CommNexus/OCTANe. CommNexus and OCTANe would like to invite you to apply to meet with LG. All you need to do is apply, be selected, and show up.MarketLink pairs local companies with multinational corporations hoping to identify and license new technologies. Wednesday, September 17, 2008 -- MarketLink. See [link] (more

MarketLink

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CommNexus/OCTANe. CommNexus and OCTANe would like to invite you to apply to meet with LG. All you need to do is apply, be selected, and show up.MarketLink pairs local companies with multinational corporations hoping to identify and license new technologies. Tuesday, September 16, 2008 -- MarketLink. See [link] (more

Raising Money

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 -- Special Joint TCVN and OCTANe Forum - Raising Money: Meet The VC's. For this special program, TCVN and OCTANe are joining forces to produce a timely, interactive program on venture capital financing in todays difficult times. Two programs for the price of one! See [link] (more

Cool Planet Energy Systems Claims Fuel Breakthrough

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Camarillo-based Cool Planet Energy Systems , which is developing a system for converting biomass into high octane gasoline, claimed today that it believes it can produce high octane gasoline at the cost of $1.50 per gallon, without the need for government subsidies. READ MORE>>.

Building Blocks Series: So You're Launching in 18 Months? Now What?

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OCTANe. As the manager of a medical technology company, your plate is full when it comes to launching your company or its products. Thursday, March 4, 2010 -- Building Blocks Series: So You're Launching in 18 Months? Now What? Design, regulatory, legal, manufacturing, and FDA issues dominate the development and approval process.

Local Corporation Loses CEO In Major Shakeup

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According to the company, Clarke resigned for "personal reasons". Clarke had been CEO of Local.com since 2001, when it was known as Interchange.

2012 is Coming and it is NOT Business as Usual

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OCTANe. How to navigate the "new normal," when it comes to MandA, financing, and legal compliance and protections for your company. Thursday, December 8, 2011 -- 2012 is Coming and it is NOT Business as Usual. Speakers: Nick Yocca and Mark Yocca, SYCR. They concentrate in all types of corporate law, IP and employment. See [link] (mor

Arkami Gets $1.8M For myIDkey

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Aliso Viejo-based Arkami , the company behind the MyIDKey Kickstarter project which stores passwords and online IDs on a secure Bluetooth and USB drive, has raised $1.8M in a funding round, the firm said Tuesday. The startup was one of the startups in OCTANE''s Launchpad program. READ MORE>>.

Strategic Investments in the Life Sciences Industry

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 -- OCTANe Capital Connections - Strategic Investments in the Life Sciences Industry. OCTANe connects people and ideas with capital and resources to fuel technology industry growth in Orange County. See [link] (more

Managing Innovation

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 -- OCTANe Building Blocks - Managing Innovation. The rules of the game are changing quickly, and companies that take advantage of these trends give themselves an almost unfair advantage over the slow-footed or unaware. Innovation is the core business competency of the 21st century. See [link] (more

Private Equity Industry Orange County Update

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OCTANe. While going public is an increasingly difficult option for start-up companies, going private is an increasingly attractive possibility ? Did you know that more OC companies have gone private in the last few years than have gone public? Tuesday, July 10, 2012 -- Private Equity Industry Orange County Update.

Testing Your Business Concept

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OCTANe. Tips for developing companies. With almost 30 years of working with emerging technology companies, we will share many of these lessons. Thursday, February 18, 2010 -- Testing Your Business Concept. What the big guys know but won't tell you. The road to success is full of potholes. What are they? How do you avoid them?

Medical Device and Investor Forum

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The OCTANe Medical Device and Investor Forum has become the top opportunity for medical device start-up companies that are seeking investment capital to make investment presentations to leading venture capitalists and investors. This year we've added growth, expansion, and later stage companies to the Investor Forum.

Medical Device and Investor Forum

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The OCTANe Medical Device and Investor Forum has become the top opportunity for medical device start-up companies that are seeking investment capital to make investment presentations to leading venture capitalists and investors. This year we've added growth, expansion, and later stage companies to the Investor Forum.

Digital Security

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What Are the Biggest Digital Security Threats to You and Your Company? OCTANe. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 -- Digital Security: Are You as Safe as You Think You Are? Are you at risk for a cyber attack? Expect escalating levels of malware, fake mobile apps, and online security scams in the weeks and months to come. See [link] (more

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Crisis Communications

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OCTANe. Geoff Mordock and Mike Rose of Fleishman-Hillard will provide an overview of the perils of not having a plan in place and elaborate on the more immediate steps that you can take to help protect your company from a crisis. Thursday, June 7, 2012 -- Planning for the Unthinkable: Crisis Communications. See [link] (more

Getting Value Out of Intellectual Property in Foreign Countries

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OCTANe. Companies often employ a U.S.-based Thursday, May 31, 2012 -- Getting Value Out of Intellectual Property in Foreign Countries. based approach to developing their intellectual property strategy, and overlook the need to develop a specific plan for addressing foreign markets. When, where and how to file. See [link] (more

Are You Ready for the Medical Device Excise Tax?

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OCTANe. Lack of clarity in this statute may create significant confusion, and could cause many companies to be unaware of their liability for the excise tax. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 -- Are You Ready for the Medical Device Excise Tax? The new excise tax is imposed at a rate of 2.3% on sales of medical devices after December 31, 2012.