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!)

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

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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.

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

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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. 

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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January 2023

Women Leaders of Octane Quarterly Meeting – January 2023

January 18, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RSVP Here Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, January 18th from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Anastasia Williams, The A List.  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 &…

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Next Wave Founder’s Circle January Program

January 19, 2023 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LCAD Gallery, 374 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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Join Octane and our Next Wave Founder’s Circle for a program featuring Asante Cleveland, podcast host and former pro-football player on January 19th 5-6:30pm at LCAD Gallery. During this session, Asante will talk about his background, upbringing and how it shaped him to where he is today. He will also discuss the importance of arts, culture and diversity as it relates to sport and growth on and off the field. The program will be interactive, where we will encourage you to ask questions as…

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Aesthetics Technology Forum 2023

January 26, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - January 27, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States

The 2nd Annual Aesthetics Technology Forum will be held at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. This event will bring together leading physicians, industry, and entrepreneurs to discuss groundbreaking medical aesthetic technologies as well as unmet clinical needs and new business opportunities. Join leaders in the aesthetics field to examine how they fuel innovation in the medical aesthetic industry in Southern California. Learn more here.

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May 2023

Tech Innovation Forum 2023

May 10, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - May 11, 2023 @ 4:35 PM
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States

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.

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June 2023

Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023

June 8, 2023 @ 3:30 PM - June 10, 2023 @ 1:00 PM
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States
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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 here

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September 2023

Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023

September 8, 2023
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States

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.

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High Tech Awards 2023

September 21, 2023
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States

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.

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October 2023

Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum 2023

October 25, 2023 - October 27, 2023
Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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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.

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