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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!)
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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.
Join Our Alumni
You are now part of a distinguished alumni network! Get involved with Octane Capital & Growth and raise capital for your company.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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