CIRM Funds City of Hope Coronavirus Study

Following up from our previous blog post from "City of Hope Researchers Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine", they have received  $750M for a COVID-19 study.

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The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) awarded $750,000 to City of Hope’s John Zaia, M.D., on for...

LaunchPad Alumni, Atacor, Raises $25M

AtaCor Medical Secures $25M Financing to Continue Extracardiac Pacing Development

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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--()--AtaCor Medical, Inc. announced today that is has completed a $25M Series B financing. The financing syndicate, led by a...

Octane Eye Surgery Online Consumer Snapshot: March 25 – April 22

Unfiltered Google search volume and natural language questions provide a window into human behavior and intent. Octane, in partnership with Brado, will provide a weekly overview of national eye surgery related search activity and a key data point each week to show how...

LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight- LensGen

As Octane looks forward to the annual Ophthalmology Technology Summit, we are thrilled to feature LensGen, Inc for this week’s LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight.  LensGen presented at the 2018 Ophthalmology Technology Summit and was the featured Success Story in 2019 during the...

Octane Foundation for Innovation Highlight Part III: LaunchPad

In our fourth installment of An Introduction to Octane Foundation for Innovation (OFI), we’d like to give you a more in-depth look at our LaunchPad Accelerator, a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) supported by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business...

Octane Creates Advisory Roles for Ophthalmology and Aesthetics

Two New Advisories to Convene Physicians to Discuss Groundbreaking Medical Technologies

Aliso Viejo, Calif., April 22, 2020.  Octane, Southern California’s leading accelerator, announced the creation of two new advisory opportunities:  Octane Medical Advisor, Ophthalmology...

LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight: Enmotus

This week, Octane is featuring LaunchPad Alumni company, Enmotus for the LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight, a new weekly feature spotlighting the success of Octane’s LaunchPad Accelerator.  Enmotus was a LaunchPad Presenting company at Tech Innovation Forum 2015.  Enmotus’ Machine...

Octane Foundation for Innovation Highlight Part II: Octane STEM Fellows

In our third week of introducing you to Octane Foundation for Innovation and Octane’s philanthropy, we wanted to showcase one of our newest initiatives, Octane STEM Fellows.  This program is sponsored by Broadcom Foundation and supports university students from...

LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight- Eyes 4 Lives

This week we are spotlighting, Eyes 4 Lives, Inc., a 2017 MedTech Innovation Forum LaunchPad Presenting Company.  Eyes 4 Lives is a Los Angeles based startup company with the mission to find an effective and low-cost solution to minimize or prevent Digital Eye Strain,...

Octane Foundation for Innovation Highlight Part I: Women Leaders of Octane

Each week, Octane will be highlighting one of our five key initiatives as part of Octane Foundation for Innovation. If you missed last week’s post, you can read it here. In week two of this six-part series, we are featuring the Women Leaders of Octane.  The mission has four...

F.A.Q. on Coronavirus Relief for Small Businesses, Freelancers and More

Content from The New York Times.

The federal stimulus bills enacted last month, including a bipartisan $2 trillion economic relief plan, offer help for the millions of American small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The provisions include cash grants,...

Intellivsion Launches Pre-Order of Amico, A Family- Friendly Entertainment System

Visionary Southern California Video Game Company Offers Limited VIP Edition Amico System Pre-Order Through April 10, 2020

IRVINE, Calif. – April 3, 2020 – With the global release of the affordable, family-friendly Amico family entertainment system scheduled later this...

City of Hope Researchers Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine

As City of Hope develops a world-class cancer center and network of care in Orange County, it is making the breakthrough research of its outstanding scientists and clinicians more accessible to the local community. This work entails discoveries in the complex realm of...

Real Estate Strategies for Each Stage of Your Company’s Growth

When venture capitalists fund an early stage company, they provide capital to see a start-up through various stages, sometimes from seed, to post-seed, to Series A and beyond.  Like venture capital, in real estate, every stage generates different, unique needs for a...

Mavenlink and Octane: An Enduring Partnership in the Orange County Tech Ecosystem

In the early days of Mavenlink, the company was just three guys in CEO Ray Grainger’s home office. Since founding the company in the midst of a recession, the company has grown immensely. Today, Mavenlink is made up of more than 350 employees globally, many of whom call...

An Introduction to Octane Foundation for Innovation

As we navigate these uncertain times together, we want to encourage you to focus the positive aspects of lives and communities.  Octane does more than just events and now more than ever, we feel that it’s important to come together as a community. Though not as visible as...

Conectric and Black Buffalo Agree on IoT and Blockchain Enabled Global Partnership

San Diego, CA March 31st, 2020 -Conectric Networks is a Southern California based wireless Internet of Things (IoT) start-up, an awardee of the 2019 Most Innovative Communications Technologies by Telecom Industry Council and the Department of Defense Dual Use Open Topic...