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The High Tech Awards, Celebrating Success in Southern California

The High Tech Awards (HTA) seeks to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation. The High Tech Awards has recognized more than 100 innovative companies that are large and small, public and private.

Join us September 29, 2022 in Irvine, CA as we celebrate top innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders.

Our Content Driven Conferences

Aesthetics Technology Forum

Join leaders to see the future of medical aesthetics innovation.

Tech Innovation Forum

Focusing on technology innovation and growth in Southern California with a global reach. 

Ophthalmology Technology Forum

Join industry key opinion leaders and opthalmologists who are determining the future of the field.

Medical Innovation Forum

Focusing on medical companies and innovations that reach far beyond Southern California.

Cardiovascular Tech Summit

Joining innovative solutions in cardiology with physicians, industry strategics, and investors convening together to advance patient care. (Invite Only) 

Our premier events bring together industry leaders, entrepreneursinvestors, & startups that will shape the future.

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April 2022

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

Register Here>> 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 on June 21st from 12- 1pm PST. Be the first to hear us discuss…

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July 2022 Official Launch Event

July 13 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Flight Tustin, 1715 Flight Wy
Tustin, 92606 United States
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Come join our fireside chat panel on Mental Health and AI, which will include business, technology, and community leaders discussing how to solve for mental health issues in underserved and underrepresented SoCal communities via Artificial Intelligence. Be the first to hear about our point of view on AI in mental health along with various areas of engagement for collective impact. Join for our first in-person launch of on July 13th, which will include a fireside chat panel followed by…

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Women Leaders of Octane – July Quarterly Meeting

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

RSVP Here Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, July 20 from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Mina Sooch, CEO, President, and Founder of Ocuphire Pharma and Vice-Chair of the Board. 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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WLO Convene

July 28 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bistango, 19100 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Each quarter, one or more of our Women Leaders of Octane will plan a date and location for women to gather (not sponsored) for a casual cocktail hour at a local area bar/restaurant patio. Join these WLO Convene events to expand your network as we work to increase the ranks of women entrepreneurs and business leaders, help facilitate access to funding, and influence more women on boards. Thursday, July 28 5:00 pm, Bistango, 19100 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA. Register…

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August 2022

Summer Social 2022

August 10 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Edwards Lifesciences, 1 Edwards Way Irvine
Irvine, California 92614 United States
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​​2022 is a big year for Octane as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary. We are so grateful for everyone who supports our business as members, partners and advocates. We hope you come and enjoy an evening of appetizers, drinks, guided tours of Edwards Lifesciences and mingle with Octane Board of Directors, Leadership Teams and other luminaries who have contributed to our success over the last 20 years. Wednesday, August 10, at Edwards Lifesciences Headquarters in Irvine, CA 5:00PM - 7:00PM…

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Leadership Ignite Series with Ramin Mousavi, President & CEO of CathWorks

August 18 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Leadership Ignite Series 2022 This year, Octane will host a series of six intimate Zoom 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. Join us at our upcoming event: August 18th: 10-11AM PST - Ramin Mousavi, President & CEO of CathWorks Topic: Leading Innovation & Entrepreneurship: The…

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