Accelerate Your Startup
Jumpstart your tech, medtech or climate tech company by amplifying your capital funding strategy with our Top 5 SBDC ranked accelerator, a pro bono service funded by the SBA.
LaunchPad SBDC Offers
A Strengthened Capital Funding Strategy
LaunchPad SBDC will help you improve your investor presentation and ensure you have all the components necessary for your round of investment capital.
Receive actionable feedback from subject matter experts in everything from taking your product to market, business plan and beyond.
Access to an Influential Network
Gain exposure to our network of seasoned and vetted advisors & professionals.
Our Proprietary Predictive Analytics
Get an in depth understanding of fundability through our proprietary analytics and data.
We work with companies in Southern California & beyond (Canada, Israel & many more places!)
Want to Apply to LaunchPad SBDC but Don’t have a Pitch Deck Yet? Get Our Templates!
Our templates will help you to create your pitch presentation step by step. From the essential information you need to include, to elements that will help you stand out from the crowd, our templates for your pitch presentation and executive summary will set you on a path toward success.
Octane & LaunchPad SBDC has assisted over 1,400 companies since 2010. In 2021, LaunchPad SBDC Alumni raised $414M in funding.
CLI Studios Completed $7M Round
Octane’s 2019 Technology Innovation Forum LaunchPad SBDC Presentation Winner, CLI Studios, completed a $7M round to expand and grow their company. Read their success story and hear how the LaunchPad team helped them solidify their pitch and strategy leading into this funding round.
Our Proven Process
Apply to LaunchPad SBDC
Apply to LaunchPad SBDC by sending an investor deck and executive summary, to be reviewed by the LaunchPad team.
Meet the LaunchPad SBDC Team
Upon acceptance of your application, the LaunchPad team will schedule the first meeting with you.
Meet with the LaunchPad SBDC team and present deck. If it’s the right fit, you will receive strategic mentorship until your company is ready for the LaunchPad SBDC Evaluation Panel.
Present Your Company to Experts
LaunchPad SBDC Evaluation Panel: Present your company to a panel of subject matter experts related to your industry and receive quantitative and qualitative feedback.
Receive Analytics & Feedback
The LaunchPad SBDC team will provide a debrief of the evaluation panel, including a detailed analytics report that will further prepare your company for raising capital.
Selected LaunchPad SBDC Alumni
Our Industry Focus in Tech, MedTech and Climate Tech
AR | VR | AI | IoT
Big Data & Analytics
Hardware | Software
Sports & Active Tech
License the award-winning LaunchPad SBDC Process for your organization.
Utilize our proprietary process to launch companies locally! Your organization will be able to access our process for powerful analytics that drive success.
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