Allergan Aesthetics Enters Into Option to Acquire Cypris Medical, a LaunchPad Alumni Company

Post from PRNewswire.com

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company (NYSE: ABBV), announced that it has entered into a warrant agreement with Cypris Medical, a privately held, medical device company based in Chicago. Following...

PPP Round 2: What small business owners need to do right now to get help

Originally from Syracuse.com

Syracuse, N.Y. — The $900 billion stimulus relief bill contains $284 billion for a second round of loans to small businesses under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program.

The U.S. Small Business Administration approved 5 million...

Octane Announces Linda DiMario as Director of Community Engagement

ALISO VIEJO, January 12, 2021. Octane announced today that they are contracting with Linda DiMario to serve as Director, Community Engagement leading Octane Foundation for Innovation (OFI). In this role, Linda will manage four key initiatives under OFI including STEM...

Solving the Starving Artist Syndrome- From LaunchPad Alumni, Trubify

Most musicians cannot make a living making music. Trubify – winner of Octane LaunchPad’s People’s Choice Award at the 2020 Technology Innovation Forum – is on a mission to change that by helping to solve ‘starving artist syndrome’.

Trubify is a disruptive live music...

How ERP Drives Startup Growth

Starting a business is a thrill unlike any other. The potential of a big idea entices investors to believe, and fund, a vision. It’s an achievement few can claim. But venture success or failure will largely depend on HOW the idea is brought to market. The idea must become a...

What’s in the bipartisan coronavirus relief bill unveiled Monday

Original post can be found on cnbc.com

Less than two weeks before 12 million Americans are set to lose jobless benefits and eviction protections around the country expire, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers introduced a $908 billion coronavirus relief package, a...

On the Front Lines of COVID-19, an Ignite Series

Octane CEO Bill Carpou sat down with Lucy Dunn, CEO of the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) to discuss several key topics related to COVID-19 businesses. They talked about adapting businesses to the new normal of working in a virtual world and their challenges. A key...

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...