LaunchPad SBDC Companies Presenting at Aesthetic Tech Summit

I am thrilled to announce our six presenting LaunchPad SBDC Companies at Octane’s 2nd Annual Aesthetics Tech Summit, which will take place on January 20-22, 2021.    These companies have been selected from a large pool of applicants who have recently been through the...

Five Ways to Bolster Your IT Security Strategy

Octane partner & leader in cybersecurity, CyberScout wants to provide Octane members & partners tools to educate your employees to improve your company’s IT security strategy. Enhancing your process allows a company to strengthen its cyber defenses where they are most...

Octane CEO: ‘We must not become complacent’ on innovation

Original article can be found on Healio.com

The need for Octane to develop into a content providing forum, and the pursuit of continuing evolution and innovation were part of the introductory presentation at the organization’s 2020 MedTech Innovation Forum.

“To say that...

How to Safely Reopen with California’s New COVID-19 Guidance

In this Ignite series, K&L Gates associates Gregory T. Lewis, Ashley Song and Spencer Hamer discusses reopening California’s New COVID-19 Guidance for employers safely. The discussion begins with Gregory showing us where we are right now with Covid-19 statistics and talks...

LaunchPad Alumni, Hyperice, Raises $48M

Article originally from bloomberg.com

NBA, NFL Investments Push Hyperice Valuation to $700 Million

Hyperice, a maker of performance recovery products, is valued at $700 million after raising $48 million from the National Basketball Association, the NFL’s investment arm 32...

LaunchPad Announces the Elite 8 Companies at MedTech Innovation Forum

October 8, 2020, Aliso Viejo, CA. Octane, Southern California's leading accelerator announced today the top 8 LaunchPad companies that will be presenting at MedTech Innovation Forum on October 27-30, 2020. LaunchPad ranks in the top 5 of the nations Small Business...

Somnera: A LaunchPad Company “Goes With the Flow.”

John Cox had heard that Octane’s LaunchPad program could be tough on the ego, but he was intrigued by the opportunity to go through the prestigious business accelerator program, a top 5 Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the US. “As a first-time CEO, I wanted an...

How to Build Flexible Hiring Teams

Times of uncertainty often teach us lessons that ultimately build more effective and engaged teams that will stand the test of time far better than they would have without times of conflict and struggle. Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re learning that hiring is always...

Announcing the 2020 High Tech Awards Winners

Aliso Viejo, Calif., September 17, 2020 — Octane, Southern California’s leading accelerator announced today the winners of its 2020 High Tech Awards. The awards program, which entered into its twenty-seventh year, honored Orange County-based companies that have demonstrated...

Planning for the Future Workplace and a Distributed Workforce

Article originally from Gensler.com

Editor's note: This post is part of our ongoing exploration of how design is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lessons learned from the recent collective work-from-home experiment will play a critical role in guiding...