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.
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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
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?
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
Create Equitable High Pay Jobs & Capital Infusion
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
Provide career pathways in STEAM & entrepreneurship
Inspire the next generation of business and community leaders
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
- 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.
- Expand the size of cohorts served and services to cohort graduates to increase their impact in underserved & underrepresented communities. Learn more.
- Provide greater access and awareness to culture by impacting and creating a generational bridge of Orange County leaders. Learn more.
- Increase the number of organizations and educational institutions involved in making STEAM education accessible for all in Orange County. Learn more.
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