OC Innovation Week

Building the SoCal of Tomorrow

May 9 – 11, 2023

UCI Beall Applied Innovation 5270 California Ave # 100, Irvine, CA 92617
AV Irvine 16500 Scientific Way Irvine, CA 92618

Tech Innovation Forum 2023
has Expanded!

This year, Octane is taking the Tech Innovation Forum to a
new level

What We Are Doing
Establishing a coalition of organizations committed to the advancement of innovation in Orange County

Our Goal
Showcase innovation in SoCal and engage more companies to create a more significant impact

What’s New
Highlighting women leaders in tech and innovation
Expanding opportunities for investors

Our Partners
City of Irvine

What’s New?

OC Innovation Week Events

Fast Pitch | Tuesday, May 9th at UCI Beall Applied Innovation | 11:30am - 5:30pm

Fast Pitch provides a unique platform for tech innovation companies to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, investors, and potential partners. You’ll have a front-row seat to watch some of the most promising tech innovation companies in Orange County pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, investors, and potential partners. This is an excellent chance to see the latest and greatest in tech innovation and get inspired by the creativity and ingenuity of the presenters.
Not only will you be able to witness the pitches, but you’ll also have the opportunity to network with industry leaders, potential partners, and fellow tech enthusiasts. This is a great chance to connect with like-minded individuals and build relationships that could lead to exciting collaborations and partnerships.

Tech Innovation Forum | Wednesday & Thursday, May 10-11th at AV Irvine | Full Day & Half Day

Octane’s Tech Innovation Forum 2023 will feature industry experts, strategics, and entrepreneurs who have made major headway and continue to make massive strides towards an accelerated future. The two-day Forum will feature a wide range of speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • OC Economic Forecast and National/Global Innovation Landscape
  • Keynote with Marc Bell, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Terran Orbital
  • Top Start-Ups in Orange County — featuring some of the fastest-growing startups in OC
  • Capital & Growth Company Presentations with judging and awards for quality and likelihood of success in attracting investment funding

Healthcare MBA Summit | Friday & Saturday, May 12-13th at UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Are you interested in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship? Do you want to learn from leading experts in the healthcare industry and explore new career opportunities? Our partners at CHOC and UCI are hosting an Inaugural Healthcare MBA Summit. There will be panel discussions with leading experts in healthcare and an exploration of how innovation and entrepreneurship can accelerate healthcare advances.

Who should attend the Healthcare MBA Summit? This event is perfect for MD/MBA, MHA, MPH, Physicians and nurses in leadership positions, physicians in private practice, group, or clinical practice. Also, healthcare leaders currently attending an MBA program or that have an interest in obtaining an MBA with a healthcare focus, and senior management from provider groups, hospital and health systems, health insurance plans, and pharmaceutical organizations.

Who Attends Octane’s Tech Innovation Forum?

Early Stage Companies & Start Ups

Startups, entrepreneurs, and early stage startups will be highlighted on Day 1 at the Fast Pitch showcase.  Hear from highly vetted companies and see the next wave of technology innovation in SoCal.


Investors can meet with early stage companies through our exclusive 1:1 meeting app and curated networking sessions. See the most innovative companies in SoCal at this forum.

Mid-Size and Large Tech Companies

We have speakers, sponsors, and attendees in fintech, gaming & esports, semiconductors, and more!

Strategic Advisors

Share your expertise as a sponsor or attendee at this years conference.  Does your company help early stage companies grow? This is a great time to showcase how you can help!

Tuesday, May 9th | UCI Beall Applied Innovation: 5270 California Ave # 100, Irvine, CA 92617

Wednesday & Thursday, May 10-11th | AV Irvine: 16500 Scientific Way Irvine, CA 92618

Women Leaders of Octane – October Quarterly Meeting


Register Here >> Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, October 18th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST, featuring Thought Leader: Kristen B. Slaoui, Ph.D., Chief […]

Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum 2023

Irvine Marriott 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA, United States

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 […]

Women Leaders of Octane Reception at Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum

Irvine Marriott 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA, United States

Come and join us for the Women Leaders of Octane Reception at Octane's Medical Innovation Forum Sponsored by Microvention. Date: Thursday, October 26 Time: 4:15pm - 6:15pm Location: Irvine Marriott […]

Aesthetics Tech Forum

Balboa Bay Resort 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA, United States

Octane’s Aesthetics Tech Forum is the premier event for physicians, industry professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs in the aesthetics technology space. Our Forum brings together thought leaders and innovators to explore […]

Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2024

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA, United States

At Ophthalmology Tech Forum, industry, key opinion leaders, and top ophthalmologists discuss the future of the industry. The event is held annually in Orange County, the center for Ophthalmology in […]

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