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LaunchPad: The Success and Process of OCTANe's LaunchPad Accelerator

LaunchPad: A Quick Look at What Makes This Accelerator Unique

LaunchPad is a Small Business Development Center supported by the US Small Business Administration (SBA). They work with technology and life science entrepreneurs seeking Late Seed, Series A and Series B funding...

Top 3 Components Investors are Looking for in a Startup Pitch

Ensuring you tell your company’s story and send the right message is essential when presenting to an investor.  Today we are discussing the top three items investors want to see and hear during your pitch presentation (as well as before you even meet them!). As many know,...

OCTANe Announces Finalists for the 2019 High Tech Innovation Awards

ALISO VIEJO, CA, July 11, 2019- OCTANe, Orange County's technology and life sciences accelerator, announced the finalists for the 2019 High Tech Innovation Awards. The awards program, which is entering its twenty-sixth year, is honoring Orange County-based companies who...

Foundations for Success that are Key to Influencing the Tech and MedTech Ecosystem in Orange County

What is OCTANe? Foundations for Success that are Key to Influencing the Tech and MedTech Ecosystem in Orange County

Bill Carpou, CEO, explains the four cornerstones of OCTANe and how they can help your company.

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OCTANe Fuels Local Tech Sector

Q&A with Bill Carpou of OCTANe

We recently checked in with Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe, to get his take on the local emerging tech scene.  Not surprisingly, Bill had a lot of interesting and informative things to say.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Aliso Viejo, OCTANe...

Top 7 Ways Outsourcing Can Help Keep Your Focus on the Science

Many life sciences companies already utilize outsourcing in some areas of the business but may not realize the full scope of potential outsourcing solutions. Outsourcing providers provide several key services throughout a company’s life cycle, effectively managing labor...

Orange County Based Company Focuses on Innovative Solutions for Neurovascular Diseases

Orange County Based Company Focuses on Innovative Solutions for Neurovascular Diseases

MicroVention was founded and incorporated in a small facility in 1997 in Aliso Viejo, California. From the beginning, it was our founding principle to establish the strategic objective...

HR That Moves Your Business Forward

Having the basics of a human capital management strategy – payroll, HR-related government compliance, and benefits – is the cornerstone to building a better infrastructure. But, going beyond the basics is what Insperity is about: anticipating the needs of a growing business...

LensGen: An OTS Success Story

For our LaunchPad Success Series, I spoke with Michael Landreville, COO, LensGen. LensGen® is an ophthalmic medical device company that has developed a biomimetic, Curvature Changing Fluid-Optic Intraocular Lens designed for the treatment of cataracts and presbyopia....

Ophthalmology Technology Summit 2019 Poised to Foster New Breakthroughs and Valuable Collaborations

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.- OCTANe, Orange County’s technology and life sciences accelerator organization, today announced it has chosen four LaunchPad SBDC companies to present at this year’s sixth annual Ophthalmology Technology Summit on June 28th at the Fashion Island Hotel....