20 Years of Innovation

We’re creating greater generational impact on the SoCal economy and community by increasing the scope and reach of existing successful Octane programs.

Hear from three of Octane’s founders and Octane’s CEO, Bill Carpou, on how you can continue the legacy of impact and innovation in Orange County.

Founders:

Jim Mazzo, Executive Chairman, Neurotech, Co-Founder, Octane
Michael A. Mussallem, Chairman & CEO, Edwards Lifesciences, Co-Founder, Octane
Dwight Decker, Retired Chairman & CEO Conexant Systems, Inc., Co-Founder, Octane

Why do we do it?

1,400

Companies assisted by Octane

$4.3B

Capital raised since 2010

82%

LaunchPad SBDC Alumni remain operational

$3.5B

in LaunchPad SBDC exits & M&A

26,316

High paying jobs created

Octane is uniquely positioned to create scalable impact and has a proven track record creating results

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

Your Support Will Help Us Create Generational Impact

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.

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

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

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.

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.

The Octane Impact Fund will create additional economic impact with a $253M increase in payroll tax revenue from direct & indirect job creation, plus a $369.6M fiscal impact in 10 years.

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

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February 2023

Octane Webinar: Employment Law Update 2023

February 8 @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
business handshake

It is time for Octane's annual Employment Law Update.  The laws on COVID in the workplace have been loosened, but the Legislature and local governments continue to enact new laws that impact most employers in other areas. One major development is a new California law requiring most employers to publish pay scales for every job posting and to file annual reports of pay data broken down by sex and ethnicity.  This law goes hand in hand with other amendments that…

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April 2023

Women Leaders of Octane- April 2023 Quarterly Meeting

April 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, April 19th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST, featuring Thought Leader: Anne Mulcahy  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 Committee – Joyce Averna, JP Morgan Private Bank Resources & Communications – Nanneke Dinklo Plus, after the WLO Quarterly meeting,…

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May 2023

Tech Innovation Forum 2023

May 10 @ 8:00 AM - May 11 @ 4:35 PM
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States

Tech Innovation Forum 2023 will focus on the acceleration of innovation in technology. The Forum will concentrate on topics such as the next industrial revolution- the role that Southern California is playing in both climate tech and space, and feature topics related to the investment landscape for emerging and growth companies. Learn more. Register here.

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June 2023

Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023

June 8 @ 3:30 PM - June 9 @ 1:00 PM
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States
OTS

Join industry physicians and top ophthalmologists who are defining the future of the field at Octane’s Ophthalmology Technology Forum (OTF). The event is held annually in Orange County, the center for Ophthalmology in the US. We will be hosting Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023 as a hybrid experience, which will allow our guests to attend in person or online. Learn more Register here

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September 2023

Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023

September 15 @ 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monarch Beach Resort, 1 MONARCH BEACH RESORT
DANA POINT, 92629

Octane’s Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023 will synergize innovative solutions in cardiology with physicians, industry strategics, and investors convening together to advance patient care. The Summit will explore the unmet needs in cardiology, highlight current buying trends of strategics and investors, review current funding models of cardiology innovation, present innovation trends, and showcase top emerging cardiology companies to our ecosystem of strategics and investors.

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High Tech Awards 2023

September 21
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States

The much-anticipated High Tech Awards celebrate the top innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders in Orange County. Join us for the 2023 High Tech Awards to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation.

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October 2023

Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum 2023

October 25 - October 27
Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Octane will host our Medical Innovation Forum 2023 as an in-person experience.  Join us in collaborating with industry experts, strategics, physicians, entrepreneurs, and investors who have made significant strides toward an accelerated future in the medical industry.  The Forum will highlight the wide-ranging impact of the most recent medical innovations and how the industry will adapt to enhance patient care.

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