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

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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.
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Actionable Feedback

Receive actionable feedback from subject matter experts in everything from taking your product to market, business plan and beyond.
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Access to an Influential Network

Gain exposure to our network of seasoned and vetted advisors & professionals.
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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!)

Octane & LaunchPad SBDC has assisted over 1,964 companies since 2010. In 2023, LaunchPad SBDC Alumni raised $971.8M 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.

Terri Ross

Founder and Co-CEO, APX Platform

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

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Apply to LaunchPad SBDC

Apply to LaunchPad SBDC by sending an investor deck and executive summary, to be reviewed by the LaunchPad team.

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Meet the LaunchPad SBDC Team

Upon acceptance of your application, the LaunchPad team will schedule the first meeting with you.

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Strategic Mentorship

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.

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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.

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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.

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Join Our Alumni

You are now part of a distinguished alumni network! Get involved with Octane Capital & Growth and raise capital for your company.

Preferred Panelist

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 Paul Symczak at paul@octaneoc.org

Selected LaunchPad SBDC Alumni

Our Industry Focus in Tech, MedTech and Climate Tech

Aesthetics
AgTech
AR | VR | AI | IoT
Big Data & Analytics
BioTech
Cardiology
Clean Tech
Cyber Security
Diagnostics
Digital Health
Electrification
eSports
FinTech
Hardware | Software
Health Tech
Information Technology
Life Sciences
Medical Device
Medical Technology
Mobile
Mobility
Neurology
Ophthalmology
Pharmaceuticals
SaaS
Sports & Active Tech
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Funding is not an endorsement of any product, opinion, or service. All programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Katrina Smith at (657) 278-3195 or via  kmpayne@fullerton.edu

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