Accelerating STEAM Non-Profits
in Orange County
Octane’s Non-Profit Accelerator
We provide non-profits with the tools they need to expand their impact in the community, specifically those non-profits that serve under-represented people in STEAM and healthcare.
By adapting Octane’s award-winning LaunchPad SBDC evaluation process, non-profits receive a similar evaluation of their organization and expert advice. The graduates of the Non-Profit Accelerator emerge more empowered and capable of improving the lives and communities of the people they serve.
The Non-Profit Accelerator is made possible by a generous grant from Edwards Lifesciences Foundation.
2022 Non-Profit Accelerator Fall Cohort
The 2022 Fall Cohort Application is now open!
Apply Today! Application Deadline is September 2!
The purpose of the Non-Profit Accelerator is to help non-profit organizations optimize their resources, build capacity and improve sustainability.
By providing opportunities, expertise, and coaching, we believe that Non-Profits will create more impact in the local community. The three goals we are focusing on are:
Increasing Community Reach
Support this initiative by volunteering to serve as a subject matter expert.
Increasing Grants & Funding
The Non-Profit Accelerator program helps non-profits prepare more effective strategies for grants and funding.
We believe that people and communities are better served when non-profits and their missions are capable of reliably delivering their services. The Non-Profit Accelerator experience helps these organizations build the capacity and effectiveness necessary to achieve long-term sustainability.
Get Involved with the Non-Profit Accelerator
Cohort 1 – Fall 2019
Cohort 2 – Spring 2020
Cohort 3 – Fall 2020
Cohort 4 – Spring 2021
Cohort 5 – Fall 2021
Cohort 6 – Spring 2022
Cohort 7 – Fall 2022 (Applications Now Open!)
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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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