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.

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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

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Connect

Connecting people, resources, and capital locally, nationally, and globally through leading events, networking resources, and interactive content.

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Community Initatives

The Octane Foundation for Innovation. Building community, jobs and assuring equality and diversity for company founders.

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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.

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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.

Rui Jing Jiang

Co-Founder & CEO, Avisi Technologies

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.

Martha Montoya

CEO, AgTools

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.

Jon Arpino

CEO & Co-Founder, CLI Studios

Our Partners in Innovation

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February 2022

Leadership Ignite Series: Marinela Gombosev, COO of SPARK Neuro, Virtual Teams and Company Culture at a Start up

February 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Register here Octane will host a series of six small sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity.

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Leadership Ignite Series: Annette Walker, President of City of Hope Orange County, TOPIC TBD

February 21 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Register Here Octane will host a series of six small sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity.

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Octane Partnership Summit 2022

February 24 @ 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

The Octane team would like to invite you to our second annual Partnership Summit, the kickoff of Octane's year-long 20th Anniversary celebration! The virtual Summit will be an opportunity for us to reflect on how far we've come over the past 20 years and look ahead to 2022 and beyond. Octane has provided high-impact results over the past 20 years. We will also highlight the significant impact we have had collectively in the community, thank our current partners and meet…

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March 2022

Leadership Ignite Series: Amanda Fowler, Executive Director of Global Corporate Giving at Edwards Lifesciences, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Belonging- investing in a brighter future

March 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Register Here Octane will host a series of six small sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity.

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April 2022

Women Leaders of Octane – April Quarterly Meeting

April 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RSVP here.  Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, April 20 from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO, 50/50 Women on Boards and CEO, Berkhemer Clayton Retained Executive Search. In addition to our thought leader, our committee chairs will share progress reports: Our Committees and Committee Chairs: Creating Women-led Businesses & LaunchPad Committee – Marinela Gombosev, SPARK Neuro Funding Committee – Delilah Panio, Toronto Stock Exchange Women on Boards…

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How to Go from Good to Great as a Marketing Leader

April 29 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Kip Knight, Marketing expert, Founder of CMO Coaches, and the Chair of Octane's Marketing Leaders Peer Group, as he shares insight and guidance to grow as a leader by reflecting on your career journey and lessons learned.  Experience is the best teacher and Kip brings a wealth of knowledge on how to take the time to reflect on your experience and grow from it, knowing that you're not going to get there by yourself! Register here

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May 2022

Leadership Ignite Series: David Moatazedi, President & CEO of Evolus

May 17 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Register Here>> Octane will host a series of six small sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity. David will speak on the topic "Company Culture"

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Handling Workplace Complaints in the Return to Work Era with K&L Gates

May 20 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

RSVP Today >> As the pandemic recedes and employees return to work, it is critical that employers are prepared to properly intake, investigate, and respond to employee complaints, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, COVID-19 and other workplace safety issues, and disability accommodation.  This seminar will address the risks associated with such claims and provide practical guidance for employers in associating this complex area of employment law.  Issues to be addressed will include: The scope of protected activity, and the…

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June 2022

Octane / SOPE Webinar: Success with Physician Entrepreneurship

June 2 @ 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Register Today> Success with Physician Entrepreneurship Have an innovative idea that will help improve patient care? Do you want to learn more about how to get this idea to your patient? This webinar will provide the framework to empower physicians and other professionals to innovate healthcare through entrepreneurship. Focusing on the five critical areas of physician centered entrepreneurship, industry strategic experts will review the imperative aspects of Intellectual Property, Product Development and Business Model, Payments and Reimbursements,  Regulatory Affairs, and Funding Your Idea. Arlen Myers, MD, MBA,…

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healthsocal.ai Virtual Launch

June 21 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Register Here>> healthsocal.ai: Artificial intelligence initiative to foster precision medicine for one, population health for all. Our strategy is to build an innovation hub for AI and healthcare that will focus on creating more companies through our LaunchPad Accelerator, assure the equitable distribution of healthcare, and focus on both population health and precision medicine solutions to provide improved patient outcomes. You’re invited to a virtual launch of healthsocal.ai on June 21st from 12- 1pm PST. Be the first to hear us discuss…

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