20 Years of Innovation
Imagine the Future of Orange County job creation and impact with the abundance of resources.
How will the Impact Fund create generational impact?
In celebration of our 2oth anniversary, hear from Octane’s Founders on what the Impact Fund will do for the future of Southern California.
Dwight Decker, Retired Chairman & CEO Conexant Systems, Inc., Co-Founder, Octane
Jim Mazzo, Executive Chairman, Neurotech, Co-Founder, Octane
Michael A. Mussallem, Chairman & CEO, Edwards Lifesciences, Co-Founder, Octane
Tom Moebus, Founder & Principal, TenXGrow, Co-Founder, Octane
We are building on our legacy of tech innovation and growth to create generational impact in Orange County through the Octane Impact Fund.
Announcing the Octane Impact Fund.
Since its creation in 2002, Octane has grown from a small non-profit started by community leaders to an ecosystem-changing organization that has helped companies create over 26,000 high paying jobs and raise over $4.3B.
Impact of Funds
LaunchPad SBDC Accelerator
- Jobs Created
- Capital Infused
- Companies Operational in Orange County
- Innovation Pipeline Mentored & Accelerated
- Next Wave of Community Leaders Prepared
- Healthiest Population in the World Cultivated Through AI with healthsocal.ai
- Women-operated Companies Created & Funded; Women on Boards Placed
- Career Pathways in STEAM & Entrepreneurship Established and United
- Non-Profits Focused on Underserved Areas Empowered
- Content Platform (Live & On-Demand) Upgraded
- State-of-the-Art Event Technology Implemented
- Data Analytics & IT Technology Enhanced
- Staffing to Support Organizational Impact Increased
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.
Learn More About the Octane Impact Fund
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 of Increased 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
Events Search and Views Navigation
Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023
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 hereFind out more »
Women Leaders of Octane – July 2023 Quarterly Meeting
Register Here >> Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, July 19th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST, featuring Thought Leader: Cynthia West, Ph.D. 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…Find out more »
Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023
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.Find out more »
High Tech Awards 2023
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.Find out more »
Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum 2023
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.Find out more »
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