Accelerator


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 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...

OCTANe Announces New Initiatives to Grow Southern California Ecosystem at Technology Innovation Forum

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 14, 2019OCTANe, Orange County’s technology and life sciences accelerator organization, today announced that it will spearhead seven new initiatives to further momentum and job growth in the Southern California region. Each of these initiatives...

Technology Innovation Forum Showcases the Evolution of Southern California Technology

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 2, 2019OCTANe, Orange County’s technology and life sciences accelerator organization, today announced the continued growth of its signature event, Technology Innovation Forum (TIF). Themed Evolve, this year’s conference will take place at the...

Mavenlink Continues its Growth in Orange County after Series E Funding

Congratulations to LaunchPad Alumni, Mavenlink, for receiving $48M in funding in their Series E round.  Mavenlink, a cloud based project management platform, graduated OCTANe's LaunchPad Accelerator in 2010 when they were seeking their frist round of venture funding at...

TearClear & The Path To Success

For our Second Success Story, we are featuring TearClear who recently received their Series A1 Funding.  I spoke with Kevin Hershfield, CEO, for a few minutes about how their specialty pharmaceutical company is changing the way ophthalmic drugs are being delivered to...

6 Key Points to Consider for a Stand Out Pitch Deck

When developing your pitch deck, strongly consider the following structure we have outlined below. It’s important to keep in mind who your audience is and their knowledge of your product. Make sure your presentation shows that you have developed a concise business case that...

How to Grow Your Company

You have an idea and a business plan, but you’re not sure how to use that to grow your company… we at OCTANe have some simple steps for you to think about to help you grow and scale your company!

Find the Right Accelerator

There are so many incubators and accelerators in...

OCTANe LaunchPad Alumni Featured on Today Show

OCTANe' LaunchPad Alumni, AtYourGate, was recently highlighted as a Top App of 2019 on the Today Show!

You can view their segment below:

 

Paul Mastrachhio, CEO of AtYourGate, states that "Bill, JC, and the entire OCTANe team were a tremendous help to AtYourGate from...