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LaunchPad Alumni, Conectric, and High Tech Award Winner, Site 1001, Form Partnership for Smart Buildings

LaunchPad Alumni and Technology Innovation Forum Presenter, Conectric Networks, and 2018 High Tech Awards Winner, Site 1001, today announced a key strategic partnership enabling buildings to become intelligent places that people want to go.  

"We are thrilled to hear about...

OCTANe Hosts Women Leader's Event Kickoff

In October 2018, OCTANe announced its Women Leader’s of OCTANe Initiative with the mission to support women in their career development and growth by:

  • providing aligned resources & networking opportunities
  • Get more women- operated companies in SoCal Funded
  • Drive Innovation...

LaunchPad Alumni Company, Conectric, Enters into a Strategic Agreement with Avimesa

Avimesa and Conectric combine solutions to deliver simplified Industrial IoT value.

San Diego, CA May 29th, 2019 

Conectric Networks, a recent graduate of the OCTANe LaunchPad business accelerator program and TIF2019 finalist is pleased to announce that we have entered into...

Eyenovia: Building the Smart Eye Care Company of the Future

Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYEN) is a clinical stage ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company, developing a pipeline of therapeutics for front and back-of-the-eye diseases using a novel microdosing approach. We have built a robust pipeline focused on the late-stage development of...

OCTANe Announces New Initiatives to Grow Southern California Ecosystem at Technology Innovation Forum

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 14, 2019OCTANe, Orange County’s technology and life sciences accelerator organization, today announced that it will spearhead seven new initiatives to further momentum and job growth in the Southern California region. Each of these initiatives...

Technology Innovation Forum Showcases the Evolution of Southern California Technology

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 2, 2019OCTANe, Orange County’s technology and life sciences accelerator organization, today announced the continued growth of its signature event, Technology Innovation Forum (TIF). Themed Evolve, this year’s conference will take place at the...

Mavenlink Continues its Growth in Orange County after Series E Funding

Congratulations to LaunchPad Alumni, Mavenlink, for receiving $48M in funding in their Series E round.  Mavenlink, a cloud based project management platform, graduated OCTANe's LaunchPad Accelerator in 2010 when they were seeking their frist round of venture funding at...

TearClear & The Path To Success

For our Second Success Story, we are featuring TearClear who recently received their Series A1 Funding.  I spoke with Kevin Hershfield, CEO, for a few minutes about how their specialty pharmaceutical company is changing the way ophthalmic drugs are being delivered to...

ZEISS' Acquisition of IanTech

As a world-leading medical technology company, ZEISS drives progress in medicine, enabling doctors to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients. Our vision is to become the partner of choice for healthcare providers in our segments and to improve the quality of...

OC High Tech Growth

Being an entrepreneur means taking risk.  Growth, for all its positivity, also brings with it that moment when your co-founders and fearless first adopters can no longer work out of your garage. 

At JLL, we specialize in supporting scaling businesses, not just with site...