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OCTANe Announces 2019 High Tech Award Winners

Aliso Viejo, Calif., September 16, 2019 — OCTANe, Orange County’s technology and life sciences accelerator organization, today announced the winners of its 2019 High Tech Awards. The awards program, which entered into its twenty-sixth year, honored Orange County-based...

Looking Forward: OCTANe 2020 and Beyond

Last week, we posted about The Evolution of OCTANe, and our growth phase OCTANe is in.  Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe, discusses what OCTANe looks like in 2020 and beyond.  With the growth of OCTANe's LaunchPad, we are looking to create additional jobs and bring and keep more...

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!

 

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...

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,...

LensGen: An OTS Success Story

For our LaunchPad Success Series, I spoke with Michael Landreville, COO, LensGen. LensGen® is an ophthalmic medical device company that has developed a biomimetic, Curvature Changing Fluid-Optic Intraocular Lens designed for the treatment of cataracts and presbyopia....

LaunchPad Alumni Company, Conectric, Enters into a Strategic Agreement with Avimesa

Avimesa and Conectric combine solutions to deliver simplified Industrial IoT value.

San Diego, CA May 29th, 2019 

Conectric Networks, a recent graduate of the OCTANe LaunchPad business accelerator program and TIF2019 finalist is pleased to announce that we have entered into...

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...

ZEISS' Acquisition of IanTech

As a world-leading medical technology company, ZEISS drives progress in medicine, enabling doctors to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients. Our vision is to become the partner of choice for healthcare providers in our segments and to improve the quality of...