Innovation


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,...

Mavenlink and Octane: An Enduring Partnership in the Orange County Tech Ecosystem

In the early days of Mavenlink, the company was just three guys in CEO Ray Grainger’s home office. Since founding the company in the midst of a recession, the company has grown immensely. Today, Mavenlink is made up of more than 350 employees globally, many of whom call...

An Introduction to Octane Foundation for Innovation

As we navigate these uncertain times together, we want to encourage you to focus the positive aspects of lives and communities.  Octane does more than just events and now more than ever, we feel that it’s important to come together as a community. Though not as visible as...

LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight: SiC Technologies, Inc.

This week Octane is featuring SiC Technologies, Inc. for the LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight. SiC Technologies was a 2018 Technology Innovation Forum LaunchPad Finalist.  SiC Technologies develops patent pending hybrid composite materials used for braking and other aerospace...

LaunchPad Alumni Spotlight- NGD Systems

This week, Octane is featuring, NGD Systems, Inc. , a Technology Innovation Forum 2018 LaunchPad Success Story.  NGD Systems is a company that manufactures and markets high capacity NVMe Computational Storage Drives (CSD).  LaunchPad is nationally recognized and ranks in...

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...