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CLI Studios: TIF LaunchPad Presentation Winner 2019- A Success Story

For our third quarter Success Series, we are featuring OCTANe’s 2019 Technology Innovation Forum LaunchPad Presentation Winner: CLI Studios. Co-Founder & CEO, Jon Arpino, took the time to talk to us about his recent growth and funding after presenting at TIF 2019. Jon has a...

3 Reasons SoCal is Great to Start & Grow your Tech/ MedTech Company

Location! Location! Location! Southern California is the ideal place to start a business for a multitude of reasons, but most importantly we have a great location. No matter where you choose to live (LA, OC, SD), our weather is great and we are in close proximity to the...

Looking Forward: OCTANe 2020 and Beyond

Last week, we posted about The Evolution of OCTANe, and our growth phase OCTANe is in.  Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe, discusses what OCTANe looks like in 2020 and beyond.  With the growth of OCTANe's LaunchPad, we are looking to create additional jobs and bring and keep more...

Bill Carpou Featured on Accelerate OC Podcast with Carey Ransom

Bill Carpou, OCTANe CEO, talks with Carey Ransom about the evolution of OCTANe, changes, challenges and more on this Accelerate OC Podcast.  Click on the link below for the full interview!

 

Looking Back at OCTANe's Past- The Evolution of OCTANe

Let's take a look as to how OCTANe has evolved over the past 10 years.  Watch the video below for a full in depth explanation of where OCTANe started and how we plan to innovate and move forward.

We view the start of OCTANe in 2002 as the creation stage.  We then introduced...

Get to Know OCTANe CEO, Bill Carpou

Get to Know OCTANe's CEO, Bill Carpou

Bill Carpou, OCTANe CEO, discusses more of his background and how he ended up at OCTANe.  With a background in sales and private equity, Bill has now been at OCTANe over 4 years.  See the entire OCTANe team here and hear more about Bill...

Measuring Success Through Job Creation

The Definition of Success

OCTANe is working towards creating 22,000 jobs by 2025 and 55,000 jobs by 2030.  Its a big goal, but we feel that we can have direct access to positively impact Southern California.  In the clip below, Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe, explains to Ben...

OCTANe Launches OCTANe Enterprise Solutions (OES)

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 18, 2019OCTANe, Southern California’s leading technology and life sciences accelerator, today announced the creation and launch of OCTANe Enterprise Solutions (OES) to provide greater access to capital and growth strategies for early stage...

LaunchPad: The Success and Process of OCTANe's LaunchPad Accelerator

LaunchPad: A Quick Look at What Makes This Accelerator Unique

LaunchPad is a Small Business Development Center supported by the US Small Business Administration (SBA). They work with technology and life science entrepreneurs seeking Late Seed, Series A and Series B funding...

Top 3 Components Investors are Looking for in a Startup Pitch

Ensuring you tell your company’s story and send the right message is essential when presenting to an investor.  Today we are discussing the top three items investors want to see and hear during your pitch presentation (as well as before you even meet them!). As many know,...