Announcing a Reimagined Tech Innovation Forum

ALISO VIEJO, California, February 6, 2020- Octane, Southern California’s leading accelerator, announced today the reimagined Tech Innovation Forum on May 11-12 in Irvine, California.  This year’s Tech Innovation Forum will be presenting a new and more interactive...

Success Series- PatientFi, LaunchPad People's Choice Award Winner

After Octane’s Aesthetics Technology Summit in early January, I got the opportunity to speak with Todd Watts, CEO of PatientFi, winner of the LaunchPad People’s Choice Award Winner.  Todd took the time to discuss the growth of his company, his experience through the...

LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight: Fischer Imaging, Inc.

Our second feature of our LaunchPad Alumni features Fischer Imaging, Inc.  Read below to see what they have been up to since graduating from LaunchPad.

Tell us a bit about your company!

We are developing slot-scanning imaging systems for breast cancer detection.

How did the...

LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight: Agragene

OCTANe has started a mini series featuring LaunchPad Alumni.  We want to share the accolades and achievements that our Alumni have received with the OCTANe ecosystem.

Tell us about your company!

Agragene is an agricultural biotechnology company that is commercializing...

Announcing Record LaunchPad Funding

OCTANe LaunchPad and Alumni Companies have set a record high capital raise in the first half of 2019.  With over $306.7M raised so far, this 6-month period has exceeded any prior full year’s raise. 

Last year, OCTANe reported a record $297.3M for the full year. These...

Resources to Help Your Startup… Start

In need of a little extra boost for your startup? 

We’ve done some research on five resources to help boost your startup. 

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Bill Carpou Featured on Accelerate OC Podcast with Carey Ransom

Bill Carpou, OCTANe CEO, talks with Carey Ransom about the evolution of OCTANe, changes, challenges and more on this Accelerate OC Podcast.  Click on the link below for the full interview!


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,...

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.

OCTANe Connect- Engage, connect and learn at OCTANe’s Annual...