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Tech Innovation Forum: Part of OC Innovation Week

2025 Dates To Be Announced!
UCI Beall Applied Innovation | AV Irvine


Palmer Luckey

Founder, Anduril Industries
Palmer Luckey, the visionary entrepreneur behind Anduril Industries, took the stage as the keynote speaker in 2024.
As a trailblazer in the field of tech innovation, his insights and experiences inspired attendees as we explored the latest breakthroughs in technology.

2024 Highlights


Fast Pitch

Fast Pitch is a dynamic and high-energy segment before the Forum where innovative tech startups showcase their ideas, products, and business models in a rapid-fire format.
Entrepreneurs present compelling pitches to a panel of industry experts, investors, and the audience, aiming to capture attention, secure partnerships, and attract potential investments. It’s a thrilling opportunity to witness the next wave of groundbreaking innovations and connect with emerging leaders in the tech industry.
WEDS. MAY 1 – THURS. MAY 2 • AV Irvine

Tech Innovation Forum

Tech Innovation Forum is a premier event at the forefront of technological advancement, bringing together visionaries, industry leaders, and enthusiasts. Attendees engage with top-tier speakers, explore emerging trends, and participate in networking opportunities, making it a vital hub for staying ahead in the rapidly evolving tech ecosystem. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or industry professional, the Forum is your gateway to the latest insights and innovations shaping the future.

An event built for founders.

Besides world-class content from some of the most influential speakers, the event is designed to offer concrete investments and networking opportunities throughout the entirety.

Seeking funding for your startup’s next phase of growth?
Innovative tech startups will be presenting on the main stage at the Forum. Octane Portfolio Companies showcase during the Capital & Growth presentations on May 2nd. Each year there is a People’s and Judge’s Choice Award! Showcase your company in front of engaged attendees and subject matter experts ready to contribute to your success.

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A thriving ecosystem of emerging businesses.

From Main Stage Octane Capital Portfolio Company Presentations during Tech Innovation Forum and the Fast Pitch presenting companies, to purposeful matchmaking, we’ve curated a handful of opportunities specifically designed to get you in front of the companies you need to meet, and the people you want to catch up with. 

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Discover the pulse of innovation.

Join our inclusive event tailored for mid-size and large tech companies in diverse sectors like fintech, gaming & esports, semiconductors, and more! Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a decision-maker, or a tech enthusiast, our forum offers a unique platform for connection, learning, and staying ahead in the rapidly evolving tech ecosystem.

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Shape the future of tech innovation by becoming a sponsor or attendee.

As a strategic advisor, showcase your expertise in guiding and supporting early-stage companies. Demonstrate your company’s ability to empower startups and make a significant impact with strategic insights. Connect with forward-thinking entrepreneurs and industry experts, positioning your brand as a catalyst for the growth and success of early-stage companies.

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Support the Forum!

Want to get visibility for your company among top entrepreneurs and investors in Southern California? We offer a variety of packages to fit your companies needs and maximize your visibility at our event. See our sponsorship options here.
Nick D'Orazio, Fast Pitch participant at the Tech Innovation Forum

Previous Speakers Highlights

Michael Colglazier

Virgin Galactic


Marc Bell

Terran Orbital

Chris Huff

Chief Growth Officer,



Oliva Adams

Chief Advocacy Officer & Co-Founder, Alteryx


Elizabeth Reynolds

Managing Director,


Dean Stoecker 

Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Alteryx

Lisa Walker

Tech Coast Angels OC


Mike Leblanc

Founder, President, COO,
Cobalt Robotics


Ticket Sales Policy
All Sales Are Final By purchasing a ticket for Tech Innovation Forum on May 1-2, 2024 you agree to the following terms and conditions:

1. All Ticket Sales Are Final:
All conference ticket sales are non-refundable and non-transferable. We do not offer refunds or exchanges for any reason, including, but not limited to, attendee cancellations, scheduling conflicts, or event rescheduling.

2. Event Cancellation or Rescheduling:
In the unlikely event that Tech Innovation Forum is canceled or rescheduled by the organizers, we will make every effort to provide an alternative date or a suitable substitute event. If these options are not viable, we will issue a full refund to all ticket holders.

Please carefully consider your purchase before completing it, as ticket sales are final, and we are unable to accommodate requests for refunds or exchanges. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our customer support team for assistance. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

APRIL 29, 2024 – MAY 2, 2024

Octane’s Tech Innovation Forum is a featured event during OC Innovation Week.


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