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.
2023 Spring Cohort
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.
Non-Profit Accelerator Alumni
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
Get Involved with the Non-Profit Accelerator
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Healthsocal.ai Official Launch Event
Come join our fireside chat panel on Mental Health and AI, which will include business, technology, and community leaders discussing how to solve for mental health issues in underserved and underrepresented SoCal communities via Artificial Intelligence. Be the first to hear about our point of view on AI in mental health along with various areas of engagement for collective impact. Join for our first in-person launch of healthsocal.ai on July 13th, which will include a fireside chat panel followed by…Find out more »
Women Leaders of Octane – July Quarterly Meeting
RSVP Here Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, July 20 from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Mina Sooch, CEO, President, and Founder of Ocuphire Pharma and Vice-Chair of the Board. 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…Find out more »
Each quarter, one or more of our Women Leaders of Octane will plan a date and location for women to gather (not sponsored) for a casual cocktail hour at a local area bar/restaurant patio. Join these WLO Convene events to expand your network as we work to increase the ranks of women entrepreneurs and business leaders, help facilitate access to funding, and influence more women on boards. Thursday, July 28 5:00 pm, Bistango, 19100 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA. Register…Find out more »
Summer Social 2022
2022 is a big year for Octane as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary. We are so grateful for everyone who supports our business as members, partners and advocates. We hope you come and enjoy an evening of appetizers, drinks, guided tours of Edwards Lifesciences and mingle with Octane Board of Directors, Leadership Teams and other luminaries who have contributed to our success over the last 20 years. Wednesday, August 10, at Edwards Lifesciences Headquarters in Irvine, CA 5:00PM - 7:00PM…Find out more »
Leadership Ignite Series with Ramin Mousavi, President & CEO of CathWorks
Leadership Ignite Series 2022 This year, Octane will host a series of six intimate Zoom sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity. Join us at our upcoming event: August 18th: 10-11AM PST - Ramin Mousavi, President & CEO of CathWorks Topic: Leading Innovation & Entrepreneurship: The…Find out more »
High Tech Awards 2022
The much-anticipated High Tech Awards celebrate the top innovators, entrepreneurs and technology leaders in Orange County. Join us for the 2022 High Tech Awards to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation. RSVP here September 29, 2022 at the AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific Way, Irvine, CA 92618Find out more »
Octane / Insperity Webinar: Recession, Inflation, Business realities – what they mean to your employees and your profits
Join Octane and Insperity for a live webinar on Wednesday, October 12th at 8AM PST. Tough times don't last; tough people do. In business, tough means resilient, adaptable, strategic, and focused on a vision. Unfortunately, the news lately has been ominous, and the economy, the stock market, and the supply chain are all telling us there might be a storm approaching. This webinar will discuss things you, as a business owner or leader, can do to shore up your people…Find out more »
Women Leaders of Octane Quarterly Meeting – October 2022
RSVP Here Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, October 19th from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Caren Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer at STARR Surgical. 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…Find out more »
WLO Workshop: Women on Corporate Boards
Join us at for a Women Leaders of Octane interactive workshop part of Octane's Medical Innovation Forum taking place October 27-28 at the Irvine Marriott! You must be registered for the forum to attend this free workshop. Register first for Octane's Medical Innovation Forum here. Once registered for the Forum, to attend the Women On Boards Workshop you can sign up here>> Women on Corporate Boards: What it’s Like, How to Prepare & How To Do It Thursday, October 27…Find out more »
Webinar: Thinking of Opening a US Branch Office? US Work Visa Options
Setting up a business in the USA can be quite exciting. But there are also many challenges. In-depth market research and planning can minimize the risks. Join Mitch Wexler, Managing Partner, Fragomen as he discusses US Work Visa Options. This will go over the more common visa options that you should consider, their timelines, eligibility requirements, challenges and the application process for each. Register Here>>Find out more »
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