OCTANe Firsty

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 -- OCTANe Firsty. Join OCTANe, CHI, OCRA on April 5th for a night of dynamic networking in the Dana Point Harbor at the Wind and Sea. Firsty is heading towards the South Pacific.South Orange County/Pacific Ocean that is! Although this Firsty will be biomedical-industry focused, all industries are welcome. Make sure yours is well represented! See [link] (more

OC Tech Alliances Set To Become Part Of OCTANe

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The OC Tech Alliance , one of the groups supporting the technology industry in Orange County, says it will become part of another local industry group, OCTANe , effective December 31st. OC Tech Alliance said OCTANe will continue on with its 2017 High-Tech Innovation Awards, the members only CEO Round Table, and its other various "Round Tables" which serve the community. tech alliance octane events activities orange county industry

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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 According to OCTANe, investments in firms included 7.75M for OncoSec Medical , $2M for MelRoK , $1.27M for Cirro , $1M for Pivotshare , as well as investments in Stroma Medical ($840K), BioPhotas ($650K), Harbor MedTech ($610K), and others.

Orange County's OCTANe, OCVG Merge

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Two major orange county technology advocacy and business groups, OCTANe and the Orange County Venture Group (OCVG) said today that they have merged their organizations. According to OCTANe and OCVG, all operations and program management will now be managed by OCTANe, with OCVG's board continuing to be focused on venture capital content as the OCTANe Investor Advisory Board.

Frost Venture Partners Snags OCTANe's Vasquez

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Frost Venture Partners , the "big data" startup incubator started by DatAllegro''s Stuart Frost, has just hired away Luis Vasquez, OCTANe''s VP of Entrepreneurship and LaunchPad director, as its new Vice President of Investor Relations. According to OCTANe and Frost, Vasquez joins Frost Venture Partners on July 1st. frost venture partners executive capital octane accelerator startup incubator bigdata data

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. Grant, CEO and President of Bausche + Lomb's global Surgical business, has been elected non executive Chairman of the group.

OCTANe January Firsty

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 -- OCTANe January Firsty. Join the OCTANe community for our biggest Firsty of year! Firsty is an OCTANe Program that focuses on networking and relationship building. Bring a coworker or friend and start the new year off right by making new connections at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.

OCTANE Firsty

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 -- OCTANE Firsty. Firsty at Tesla Motors Showroom in Newport Beach (In collaboration with CleanTech OC) Network in style at the Tesla Motors Showroom in Newport Beach. Mixing innovation, technology and talent, Tesla will serve as the prime location to meet up with other entrepreneurs in the industry to discuss clean tech trends and objectives for 2011. Plus, you can browse the showroom and schedule a test drive in the Tesla Roadster.

OCTANe/OCVC Networking Event

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 -- OCTANe/OCVC Networking Event. Celebrating the merger of OCTANe and OCVC. See [link] (more

Interview with Matthew Jenusaitis, OCTANe

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At the same time, the need for the products and services that OCTANe provides are greater in a recessionary economy than in when the economy is booming. For OCTANe to be successful, we want to see our technology ecosystem grow. We'd also like to see OCTANe grow and flourish.

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. In a letter to OCTANe's mailing list, Augusta said that the organization has started a search for his successor, and retained Spencer Stuart to run a formal search. Tags: augusta octane orange nonprofit gary county executive

OCTANe Firsty - February

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 -- OCTANe Firsty - February. In order to broaden the OCTANe Network and to get to know other professionals in the industry, OCTANe will be collaborating with the Harvard Business School Association Orange County (HBSAOC) for Firsty in February.

OCTANe Finds New President and CEO

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Orange County's nonprofit effort to support the technology industry, OCTANe , announced this morning that it has located a replacement for outgoing president and CEO, Gary Augusta. According to OCTANe, it has named Matthew Jenusaitis as the next president and CEO of the group.

OCtane Strategic Growth Conferences

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 -- OCtane Strategic Growth Conferences. Now currently a Managing Director at growth equity firm General Atlantic, Ray will be the keynote presenter at this special OCTANE event. Please join us September 27 to hear Ray Bingham, CEO of Cadence from ?99-?04. Whether you are acquiring another company, being acquired, or are considering MandA as part of your overall exit strategy, Ray will discuss his perspectives on how best to manage and/or leverage it.

TCA/OCTANe Mixer

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 -- TCA/OCTANe Mixer. Join Tech Coast Angels and OCTANe for Firsty in April! Get down to the heart of entrepreneurship and investment in Orange County by networking with the organization that focuses on fueling innovation in the OC and the largest angel investor group in the United States. See [link] (more

OCTANe's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 -- You're invited to OCTANe's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament! Team up with your colleagues or come solo, either way you are sure to meet many new business contacts and friends. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and the shotgun-start tournament will be followed by a "special date" Firsty! See [link] (more

OCTANe Holiday Party and Member Social

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 -- OCTANe Holiday Party and Member Social. See [link] (more

OCTANe Holiday Reception

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008 -- OCTANe Holiday Reception. This celebration is for OCTANe Members, Board Members, and Partners as a thank you for your support and involvement in 2008. See [link] (more

Vizio and the Story of the Sleeping Giant

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OCTANe Medical Device and Investor Forum

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Thursday, October 11, 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.

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.

OCTANe Entrepreneurs Forum- Interview

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Friday, December 5, 2008 -- OCTANe Entrepreneurs Forum- Interview. The Entrepreneurs Forum at UC Irvine provides an intimate and informative setting for faculty and researchers who are interested in the entrepreneurial process. 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.

The GSA and OCTANe Semiconductor Summit

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 -- The GSA and OCTANe Semiconductor Summit. GSA and OCTANe are pleased to bring you the second GSA and OCTANe Semiconductor Summit, taking place in Newport Beach on September 8th. The Summit will highlight how chipmakers can alleviate strenuous TTM, design/manufacturing and cost pressures in the mobile market, specifically in smartphones, while remaining at the leading edge.

OCVG/OCTANe Digital Media Mix

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 -- OCVG/OCTANe Digital Media Mix. OCVG teams up with OCTANe for our first evening event of '09. How Hot Players are Building Cool Companies. Learn from some of the quickest minds in Digital Media how they're challenging the powers that be, raising BIG $$$ from VC's and creating some of the coolest companies on planet earth.

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. Join us as we meet Paul Grand from RCT BioVentures. Paul is interested in meeting with early-stage medical device companies seeking start-up financing, medical device entrepreneurs, and inventors. See [link] (more

Visionary Venture Fund Raises Funding For Opthalmic Investment Fund

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Visionary Venture Fund is partnered with technology and life sciences accelerator OCTANe. visionary venture capital fund opthalmology opthalmologic octaneAliso Viejo-based Visionary Venture Fund , a new venture capital firm specifically focused on only investing in opthalmology companies, has closed its first round of funding for a targeted $30M venture fund, the company announced on Tuesday.

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. Today's medical devices are more than just advanced materials and exotic metals. Semiconductor technology is now found in many of the cutting-edge medical devices that are being developed or entering the market.

June Firsty

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Presented by OCTANe and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Orange County Chapter. Thursday, June 7, 2012 -- June Firsty. Gloom and ZOOM! Here's our cure for June Gloom: Take members from two of OC's leading business organizations, pair them with great wines and stimulating conversation, and watch ideas take flight. It's the June Firsty, called Gloom and ZOOM! It all happens June 7. See [link] (more

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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.

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 biosynthetic

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.

Accounting and Taxation for Startups

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OCTANe. Thursday, May 10, 2012 -- Accounting and Taxation for Startups. 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. Join us to learn how to minimize future headaches and risks and maximize potential future benefit, by taking simple, yet cost-effective measures.