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Join leaders to see the future of medical aesthetics innovation.

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

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

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

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. In its 27th year, The High Tech Awards has recognized more than 100 innovative companies that are large and small, public and private.

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October 2020

MedTech Innovation Forum

October 27, 2020 - October 30, 2020

In a new digital format and experience, this year’s MedTech Innovation Forum features panels and keynotes from leading industry, covering a wide range of topics as medtech looks ahead of the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. Our panel and keynotes will cover topics including changes in clinical trials, the effect on medical device commercialization, the future of telehealth, raising capital and much more. Learn more here. 

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November 2020

Ignite Series: How New Guidance From The SBA Could Impact Mergers and Acquisitions

November 11, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Hear from Robert N. Rubin, Senior Managing Director, Boustead Securities on New Guidance From The SBA regarding PPP loans. PPP loans have been a lifeline for many businesses during the current economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. A lot of PPP loan recipients are still experiencing financial distress and are grappling with what the future may hold. We are seeing a marked pick up in owners of businesses with revenues of $10-50 million across a wide array of industry…

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Ignite Series: A Fireside Chat with Lucy Dunn and Bill Carpou

November 12, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join Octane CEO, Bill Carpou and OCBC CEO, Lucy Dunn for a fireside chat where they will discuss: What did we in OC do well and what could we have done better regarding COVID? What are the long-term implications of COVID on the business community? How is OC competing with other ecosystems and what can we do better? Where are we as a county regarding innovation and producing high paying jobs? Who are some of the community leaders driving change?…

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Reinventing Newborn Care: Bobbie Goes Against the Grain (and the FDA)

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Women Leaders of Octane

Octane is pleased to announce an Ignite Series, in collaboration with Women Leaders of Octane featuring women-led business Bobbie, bringing a groundbreaking new infant formula to market. Sarah Hardy, COO, and co-founder of Bobbie will sit down with Octane member and pediatric nutritionist, Tiffani Ghere to discuss the hurdles, highs and lows of building a next generation infant formula company. Bobbie’s organic, European Style Recipe formula launches direct to consumer in January, but the past three years included an FDA advisory,…

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December 2020

Ignite Series: Tarsus Success Story

December 2, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
tarsus success story

Please join Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane and Bobby Azamian, CEO, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc as they discuss how Tarsus has raised capital and completed an IPO. About Tarsus: Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutic candidates to address large market opportunities, initially in ophthalmic conditions where there are limited treatment alternatives. We are advancing our pipeline to address a number of diseases across therapeutic categories including eye care, dermatology, and other…

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January 2021

Ignite Series: Employment Law Update

January 14 @ 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Employment Law Update Advertisement

Coping with COVID-19 in the workplace is the big story, but there are several other new developments in employment law that every employer needs to know. Employment attorneys Bruce May and Shane Criqui and insurance experts Kirk Aguilera and Gordon Fraser will address these and other new developments in employment law: Federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave and California COVID-19 Paid Leave. Managing Remote Work and Reopening the Workplace. New California law on reporting of COVID cases. Workers Compensation claims for…

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Aesthetics Technology Summit 2021

January 20 @ 8:00 AM - January 22 @ 5:00 PM
Aesthetics Panel

The 2nd Annual Aesthetics Technology Summit will be held at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach. This event will bring together leading physicians, industry and entrepreneurs to discuss groundbreaking medical aesthetic technologies as well as unmet clinical needs and new business opportunities. Join leaders in the aesthetics field to examine how they fuel innovation in the medical aesthetic industry in Southern California. The event will be emceed by Kamakshi Zeidler, MD, FACS, Founder and Managing Partner at Aesthetx. Learn more here.

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February 2021

Octane Partner Summit

February 25 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Partnership Summit Invitation

The virtual Summit will be an opportunity to reflect on the significant impact we have had collectively in the community, thank our current partners and meet with business partners through our engaging networking platform, Remo.  Each year, Octane releases an Impact Report, which describes the year's notable achievements and impact by our innovation partners while providing a roadmap for what to expect going forward. If you need the link to join the event resent to you, please contact Speakers…

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March 2021

Ignite Series: Why MedTech Opportunities in Europe Remain Robust

March 4 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

While the pandemic turned the industry upside down, it also created new opportunities for companies looking into a European expansion, especially when rethinking global organization and bringing production closer to local demand. Join our webinar and learn firsthand about the current medtech trends & opportunities in Europe, the regulatory framework, and how to maximize your international expansion strategies. Expert speakers are Yves Verboven, Director Market Access & Economic Policies at the sectoral organization MedTech Europe, and Carl Van Himbeeck, General…

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Leadership Ignite Series: Christine McCauley, Corporate Vice President Human Resources, Edwards Lifesciences

March 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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This year, 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. Join Christine McCauley, CVP, Human Resources at Edwards Lifesciences for a discussion on “Leading when there’s no playbook.” Christine will discuss how leaning into your company culture and values can guide…

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