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    Octane Announces Cohort 2 of its Non-Profit Accelerator

    Aliso Viejo, CA, March 11, 2020. Octane, Southern California’s leading accelerator, announced their 2nd Cohort for Octane’s Non-Profit Accelerator.  The program leverages its award-winning LaunchPad, tailoring the process to support the specific needs of non-profits.  The 16-week program, designed to help a non-profit increase awareness and enhance their ability to build capacity and sustain the positive impact they have in the community, is supported by Edwards Lifesciences Foundation, providing a pro bono service for the process.

    The criteria for selecting organizations that were invited was loosely based on their potential to build capacity and sustainability.  In addition, preference was given to those non-profits that had a Technology or STEM component to them and had potential to sustainability based on revenue.

    Congratulations to the 2nd Cohort of Octane’s Non-Profit Accelerator:

    Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies (AISS)- A nonprofit organization that was founded in 1997 by Paul Riordan, a retired educator, after witnessing many of his students graduating without the skills needed to earn living wages or to enroll in universities to earn degrees that would guarantee gainful employment.

    Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano- Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano’s vision is to transform the lives of young people and break the cycle of poverty through the power of education.

    Innovos Robotics - A competitive youth-based robotics organization aimed to innovate the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition through Science and Technology) robotics competition environment with more under-represented students, such as women, African-Americans, Latinos and LGBTQ communities.

    MedTech Color- MedTech Color aims to advance the representation of persons of color in the Medical Device Industry.

    Patient Safety Movement- Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) is focused to eliminate preventable harm and death in healthcare across the world by creating a sense of urgency and unifying humanity.

    Learn more about Octane's Non-Profit Accelerator here.

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