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!)
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
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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…Find out more »
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,…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 »
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 »
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 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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