Innovation


Imagine the Unimaginable: Post COVID-19 Roadmap Forward

LaunchPad Announces Elite 8 Companies Presenting at Tech Innovation Forum

August 19, 2020, Aliso Viejo, CA. Octane, Southern California's leading accelerator announced today the top 8 LaunchPad companies that will be presenting at Tech Innovation Forum on September 8-11, 2020, a digital experience.  LaunchPad ranks in the top 5 of the nations...

Announcing the 2020 High Tech Award Finalists

Congratulations to the 2020 High Tech Awards Finalists!  Finalists were chosen from over 80 company nominations. The High Tech Awards seek to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology...

LaunchPad Company, Innoture, Starts Research for COVID Vaccine

UK firm starts research on skin patch for COVID vaccines

Originally from pharmatimes.com

Innoture has received funding from the Welsh Government to start proof-of-concept research into the use of its next-generation microneedle skin patch for the self-administration of...

Managing the Moment with Emile Haddad, Chairman & CEO of FivePoint

Recently, Octane CEO, Bill Carpou sat down with FivePoint Chairman and CEO, Emile Haddad to discuss resilience in the face of a crisis and how to innovate going forward.

Haddad recalled growing up in Lebanon and the civil war there as the root of his strong belief in...

How to Build Resilience

Last week, we sat down with Jen Leuer the CEO of CyberScout to talk about building resilience as a woman leading in the corporate world. Her insights and tools for getting through obstacles and setting a vision for the future and have allowed her to adapt and successfully...

Octane Foundation for Innovation Highlight Part IV: Non-Profit Accelerator

Our fifth week of An Introduction to Octane Foundation for Innovation (OFI) will focus on our Non-Profit Accelerator.  Octane’s Non-Profit Accelerator leverages Octane’s award- winning accelerator, LaunchPad, and we have customized this process to support the specific...

CIRM Funds City of Hope Coronavirus Study

Following up from our previous blog post from "City of Hope Researchers Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine", they have received  $750M for a COVID-19 study.

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The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) awarded $750,000 to City of Hope’s John Zaia, M.D., on for...

LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight- LensGen

As Octane looks forward to the annual Ophthalmology Technology Summit, we are thrilled to feature LensGen, Inc for this week’s LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight.  LensGen presented at the 2018 Ophthalmology Technology Summit and was the featured Success Story in 2019 during the...

LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight- Eyes 4 Lives

This week we are spotlighting, Eyes 4 Lives, Inc., a 2017 MedTech Innovation Forum LaunchPad Presenting Company.  Eyes 4 Lives is a Los Angeles based startup company with the mission to find an effective and low-cost solution to minimize or prevent Digital Eye Strain,...