Fueling Innovation,
Transforming Lives

Be a Part of the Story

Octane celebrates innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation. The companies and people we serve along with the initiatives we run are about changing lives, creating high-paying jobs, and accelerating a healthier future for all.

Hear from innovators & entrepreneurs and their stories.

Join The Movement

At Octane, we are on a mission to transform Southern California’s tech and medtech landscape. Our commitment to fueling innovation has launched the Octane Impact Fund, a fund to bring about lasting generational change. We invite you to be a part of this movement, where every donation is a catalyst for growth, progress, and real impact.

Join us in making a difference! Octane has been at the forefront of shaping the future, with over $5.9 billion raised by LaunchPadSBDC Alumni and supported companies. These numbers represent not just financial success but tangible, life-altering innovations. From revolutionary medical breakthroughs to cutting-edge tech solutions, Octane is driving innovation that changes lives.

Numbers Speak Louder

1,573

Companies assisted by Octane

28,372

High paying jobs created

82%

LaunchPad SBDC Alumni remain operational

We firmly believe that action focused locally has a ripple effect globally. By supporting Octane, you are not just investing in a regional initiative but becoming a part of a global movement. The companies we nurture have a far-reaching impact, making a positive difference on a global scale.

Why Continue the Legacy of Octane?

Octane provided a VERY hands-on and detailed review of our seed fundraising deck. Our pitch review session was like a mentorship one on one. Literally on the same day after making pitch deck adjustments, we closed an angel investor. 5 days later, we signed a SAFE note for $25k. And 3 more in the following week. The LaunchPad feedback really made an impact!
Andris Merkulov

CEO, Monetizr

I think it is one of the most impressive recent accomplishments of octane to see not only the board, but the programmatic efforts really be highly diverse and to help people of all backgrounds really be able to become technology champions and start companies and create movements that might not have happened if it wasn’t for Cctane.
Mike Mussallem

Chairman & CEO, Edwards Lifesciences Co-Founder, Octane

I hope the legacy of Octane will continue with the Impact Fund as it will impact the future generations. We need to create jobs. We’re going to create high paying jobs so that we have a fulfillment here for a family. We want people to understand that Orange County is a great place to live, a great place to work.
Jim Mazzo

Executive Chairman, Neurotech and Co-Founder, Octane

Caitlin Blanche, Leana Wood and Courtney Baber, from left, at the Connecting Consumers to Aesthetic Innovation panel at Aesthetics Tech Summit

An Increased Job-Growth Trajectory

A tax-deductible contribution to the Octane Impact Fund will allow the organization to rapidly expand and accelerate, leading the increased job growth, capital infusion through our Accelerator, LaunchPad SBDC and Octane Capital & Growth, and increase community impact through our Foundation.

Since its creation in 2002, Octane has grown from a small non-profit started by community leaders to an ecosystem-changing organization. We need your support to continue the legacy. By connecting ideas and people with resources and capital, Octane will continue to create one of the nation’s most dynamic ecosystems for driving technology growth.

Areas Your Donation Can Help Make An Impact

LaunchPad SBDC

Create Equitable High Pay Jobs & Capital Infusion

Non-Profit Accelerator

Empower non-profit organizations to better serve underserved communities

Women Leaders of Octane

Increase the ranks of women entrepreneur’s access to funding & influence on boards

STEAM Fellows

Provide career pathways in STEAM & entrepreneurship

Next Wave

Inspire the next generation of business and community leaders

Healthsocal.ai

Leverage AI to create the healthiest population in the world in one generation

Donors may select a focus area for funding.

All donations will go to Octane Foundation for Innovation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization for which donations are tax deductible. Tax ID 90-0176361.

Use of Funds

LaunchPad SBDC Accelerator
  • Expand LaunchPad’s ability to assist more startup tech companies
  • Increase job creation from 55,000 to 88,000+ by 2030
  • Attract more sources of investment capital
Community Impact

HealthSocal.ai

  • Establish Southern California as a Healthcare AI Global Hub of Innovation by 2025. Learn more.

Women Leaders of Octane

  • Increase engagement of executives and organizations involved to generate more funding for women-led companies, women on boards & mentorship. Learn more.

Non-Profit Accelerator

  • Expand the size of cohorts served and services to cohort graduates to increase their impact in underserved & underrepresented communities. Learn more.

Next Wave

  • Provide greater access and awareness to culture by impacting and creating a generational bridge of Orange County leaders. Learn more.

STEAM Ahead

  • Increase the number of organizations and educational institutions involved in making STEAM education accessible for all in Orange County. Learn more.
Ecosystem Leadership

Events

  • Expand content, speakers, panels and startup company presentations to drive community engagement and networking opportunities

Octane Capital & Growth

  • Provide resources to help companies grow through new executive peer groups, additional professional growth services offerings, and increased capital funding opportunities

Women Leaders of Octane Quarterly Meeting (April 2024)

Virtual

Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, April 17 from 12 – 1 pm PST, featuring our Spotlight Thought Leader, Sabina Pons, Managing Director, Growth […]

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4041 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 260 Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

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