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2021 Impact Report

2020 has forever changed how many of us work, communicate, and innovate. While this year has been unlike any other, our community has united to continue and grow the innovation ecosystem, despite the challenges we encountered.

When the pandemic hit, Octane transitioned our...

Octane Announces New Director of LaunchPad SBDC and Investor Relations and Appoints Elevation Fund Manager

ALISO VIEJO, CALIFORNIA, February 18, 2021. Octane, Southern California’s leading tech and medtech accelerator announced today that they have appointed Dave Beck as the new Director of LaunchPad SBDC and Investor Relations and JC Ruffalo as Elevation Fund Manager. In...

Octane Announces Linda DiMario as Director of Community Engagement

ALISO VIEJO, January 12, 2021. Octane announced today that they are contracting with Linda DiMario to serve as Director, Community Engagement leading Octane Foundation for Innovation (OFI). In this role, Linda will manage four key initiatives under OFI including STEM...

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...

Advancing Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano through the Non Profit Accelerator

The welcome meeting for Octane’s Nonprofit Accelerator Program (NPA) was two days before our nonprofit, Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano (SJC), had to move all programming online after several local schools closed in response to the spread of COVID-19. I started to...

Octane Eye Surgery Online Consumer Snapshot: July 3, 2020

Overall eye surgery related Google searches rebounded last week after a significant dip the prior week as COVID-19 infection rates started to spike. June 2020 eye surgery Google search queries finished at approximately 16% (glaucoma),  22% (LASIK), and 32% (cataract) higher...

LaunchPad Alumni, Mavenlink, Appoints CFO to Set Foundation for Continued Growth

Mavenlink Appoints Steve DeSantis as CFO to Set Foundation for Continued Growth

Proven Financial Executive to Bolster Leadership Team Committed to Exceptional Customer Experience, Technology Innovation

Irvine, Calif. — June 30, 2020 — Mavenlink, the leading provider of...

Octane Eye Surgery Online Consumer Snapshot: June 26, 2020

The surge in eye surgery-related Google searches started to level out in the past week. Eye surgery related search volumes (LASIK, cataract, and glaucoma) increased last week between 5% to 23% on a month-over-month basis compared to a range of 35% to 71% last week. This...

Octane Eye Surgery Online Consumer Snapshot: June 19, 2020

United States Google search volumes for eye surgery related queries (Cataract, Glaucoma, LASIK) continue to climb and have now surpassed the pre-COVID 12-month norms (Chart 1). Alabama, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Texas are the top U.S. states in terms of eye surgery...

Not Your Usual Virtual Meeting at Ophthalmology Technology Summit 2020

We are excited to unveil our fresh approach to our new virtual Ophthalmology Tech Summit because this meeting is not just another webinar. This event is a yearly success because of our amazing attendees, so we're making sure that every part of Ophthalmology Technology...