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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...

Octane Eye Surgery Online Consumer Snapshot: June 12, 2020

It’s official. The American eye surgery consumer is alive and well online. June 2020 Google search trends are now above the pre-COVID 19 norms for cataract, glaucoma, and LASIK-related searches (Chart 1). This healthy search activity is relatively uniform across the United...

What’s Needed to Emerge from the Global Healthcare Crisis?

Octane reached out to our LaunchPad Alumni and asked them what they needed to successfully emerge from the current global healthcare crisis.  By far, the top need was capital connections, followed by talent acquisition and leadership consulting.  Accounting, finance &...