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Measuring Success Through Job Creation

The Definition of Success

OCTANe is working towards creating 22,000 jobs by 2025 and 55,000 jobs by 2030.  Its a big goal, but we feel that we can have direct access to positively impact Southern California.  In the clip below, Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe, explains to Ben...

OCTANe Launches OCTANe Enterprise Solutions (OES)

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 18, 2019OCTANe, Southern California’s leading technology and life sciences accelerator, today announced the creation and launch of OCTANe Enterprise Solutions (OES) to provide greater access to capital and growth strategies for early stage...

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...

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...

OC High Tech Growth

Being an entrepreneur means taking risk.  Growth, for all its positivity, also brings with it that moment when your co-founders and fearless first adopters can no longer work out of your garage. 

At JLL, we specialize in supporting scaling businesses, not just with site...

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 Appoints Director of Capital Markets

Aliso Viejo, Calif., March 13, 2019 -- OCTANe, Orange County’s technology and life sciences accelerator organization, today announced the appointment of Debra Hart as Director of Capital Markets. In this newly created role she will manage the OCTANe Private Investor...

MTIF Highlights Building the Southern California of Tomorrow

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., November 6, 2018 – OCTANe, Orange County’s startup accelerator, is pleased to announce the continued growth of one of its signature forums, Medical Technology Innovation Forum (MTIF). MTIF is the largest conference in Southern California focusing on...