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Octane and Silicon Catalyst Announce a Broad Collaboration to Support Semiconductor Innovation

February 12, 2021, Aliso Viejo and Silicon Valley, California - Octane Enterprise Solutions, a subsidiary of Octane, the convening organization of Southern California’s technology and med-tech ecosystem, has established a collaboration with Silicon Catalyst to assist early...

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...

Planning for the Future Workplace and a Distributed Workforce

Article originally from Gensler.com

Editor's note: This post is part of our ongoing exploration of how design is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lessons learned from the recent collective work-from-home experiment will play a critical role in guiding...

Announcing the 3rd Cohort of Octane's Non-Profit Accelerator

Aliso Viejo, CA, September 15, 2020. Octane, Southern California’s leading accelerator, announced their 3rd 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. ...

Why Brand Strategy Is So Important For Startups

Many startups launch with a groundbreaking product or a culture-shifting service. What separates the winners from the losers is a cohesive brand that not only solves a consumer problem, but one that connects with people on an emotional level. Sticky brands make a human...

Octane Eye Surgery Online Consumer Snapshot: July 3, 2020

Overall eye surgery related Google searches rebounded last week after a significant dip the prior week as COVID-19 infection rates started to spike. June 2020 eye surgery Google search queries finished at approximately 16% (glaucoma),  22% (LASIK), and 32% (cataract) higher...

LaunchPad Alumni, Mavenlink, Appoints CFO to Set Foundation for Continued Growth

Mavenlink Appoints Steve DeSantis as CFO to Set Foundation for Continued Growth

Proven Financial Executive to Bolster Leadership Team Committed to Exceptional Customer Experience, Technology Innovation

Irvine, Calif. — June 30, 2020 — Mavenlink, the leading provider of...

Octane Eye Surgery Online Consumer Snapshot: June 26, 2020

The surge in eye surgery-related Google searches started to level out in the past week. Eye surgery related search volumes (LASIK, cataract, and glaucoma) increased last week between 5% to 23% on a month-over-month basis compared to a range of 35% to 71% last week. This...

Octane Eye Surgery Online Consumer Snapshot: June 19, 2020

United States Google search volumes for eye surgery related queries (Cataract, Glaucoma, LASIK) continue to climb and have now surpassed the pre-COVID 12-month norms (Chart 1). Alabama, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Texas are the top U.S. states in terms of eye surgery...

Your Money: A Hub for Help During the Coronavirus Crisis

Post Originally From NYTimes.com

Unemployment Insurance

A giant pandemic relief package made significant — but temporary — changes to the way the unemployment insurance system works. These changes expand the kinds of workers who are eligible for unemployment, extend the...