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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...

Success Series- PatientFi, LaunchPad People's Choice Award Winner

After Octane’s Aesthetics Technology Summit in early January, I got the opportunity to speak with Todd Watts, CEO of PatientFi, winner of the LaunchPad People’s Choice Award Winner.  Todd took the time to discuss the growth of his company, his experience through the...

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...

OCTANe’s Medical Technology Innovation Forum ‘Get Personal’

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., November 11, 2019 OCTANe, Orange County’s technology and life sciences accelerator organization, today announced the continued growth of its signature event, Medical Technology Innovation Forum (MTIF), which was held on October 28-29 at the Newport...

Growth Series Success Series: Volume II

The second Growth Series Success Series took me to the office of Stonegate where I spoke with Marc Pierce, Founder & CEO. Marc shared with me just how OCTANe Advisory Services has helped Stonegate and the resources he has received. Stonegate provides licensed software...

OC’s First Non-Profit, Wet-lab Incubator Opening Fall 2019

University Lab Partners is a non-profit, independent, wet lab incubator opening November 2019 in UCI Research Park. ULP provides the benefits of a professionally managed and equipped wet-lab infrastructure along with peer-to-peer interactions among a biomedical focused...

Announcing Record LaunchPad Funding

OCTANe LaunchPad and Alumni Companies have set a record high capital raise in the first half of 2019.  With over $306.7M raised so far, this 6-month period has exceeded any prior full year’s raise. 

Last year, OCTANe reported a record $297.3M for the full year. These...

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!

 

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...