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
Access to an Influential Network
Our Proprietary Predictive Analytics
We work with companies in Southern California & beyond (Canada, Israel & many more places!)
Octane & LaunchPad SBDC has assisted over 1,573 companies since 2010. In 2022, LaunchPad SBDC Alumni raised $5.2B in funding.
I was beyond thrilled, humbled, and honored to be invited to be a LaunchPad presenter at the innovative Aesthetics Tech Forum by Octane in 2022 and have the opportunity to showcase APX Platform, a cloud-based, practice optimization platform, consisting of training, courses, financial calculators, data analytics and community for aesthetic practices to improve efficiency and increase profitability. The feedback I received was incredible, and the opportunity to increase visibility among the top doctors, investors, and other entrepreneurs in Southern California proved invaluable to my company. Within just over a year of presenting at Octane, I was invited to return in 2023 to present our success story and in just two years my company completed a merger with Engage Technologies Group and now provides a comprehensive practice optimization and patient engagement solution. I’m so grateful for the opportunity Octane provided me and would encourage any startup to participate in their innovative program.
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.
Our Strategic Expert Panelists are a dynamic group of industry professionals. Preferred Panelists offer expert feedback from their careers, experience, and—sometimes—gut. The feedback is constructive but also provides a candid view of the likelihood that the venture’s story will lead to capital investment and/or commercialization. Interested to learn more about LaunchPad SBDC Preferred Panelists? Email Joseph Wyno at email@example.com.
Selected LaunchPad SBDC Alumni
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