Building the SoCal of Tomorrow by Helping Businesses Grow.
We will create 55,000+ jobs in Southern California by 2030.
Local success that creates global impact.
We convene and enable the Southern California tech and medtech business ecosystem by connecting people, resources, and capital. We impact our community through LaunchPad SBDC, a top-performing accelerator, Capital & Growth, a platform to provide companies capital and growth resources, Ignite Series, providing leading content, and Octane Foundation for Innovation, focused on furthering our mission while advancing diversity and inclusiveness.
We are building on our legacy of tech innovation and growth to create generational impact in Orange County through the Octane Impact Fund.
Octane’s Areas of Impact
Connecting people, resources, and capital locally, nationally, and globally through leading events, networking resources, and interactive content.
The Octane Foundation for Innovation. Building community, jobs and assuring equality and diversity for company founders.
LaunchPad SBDC Accelerator
As a Top 5 Accelerator in the nation, LaunchPad SBDC is committed to helping your startup with its investment capital strategy. Though we are focused on SoCal companies, we work with companies globally.
Octane Capital & Growth
Accelerating speed to capital and providing best-in-class growth resources to companies around the nation. Access peer groups, vetted resources, and capital connections to scale your company faster.
We’ve helped more than 1,400 companies raise over $4.3B in funding and create 26,316 jobs since we started in 2010.
What People Say About Our Accelerator
LaunchPad’s mentorship program helped Avisi to refine its business pitch through a series of feedback meetings all leading up to MedTech Innovation Forum in 2020. After pitching, we got the ultimate result – Life Science Angels and others invested in Avisi’s seed round.
At first, LaunchPad was a challenge—we thought we knew how to present and what our business plan was…and then we found LaunchPad! They helped shape us, gave us guard rails and focus. Now, it’s much easier to fundraise because we know how to present our strengths and metrics, thanks to them.
We received real-time feedback from the panel of instructors as we built the pitch deck, which was invaluable. The LaunchPad team really helped refine our fundraising story, and this clearer story definitely helped us in our fundraising process.