OC Innovation Week
Building the SoCal of Tomorrow
Join us 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
This year, Octane is taking the Tech Innovation Forum to a
What We Are Doing
Establishing a coalition of organizations committed to the advancement of innovation in Orange County
Showcase innovation in SoCal and engage more companies to create a more significant impact
Highlighting women leaders in tech and innovation
Expanding opportunities for investors
3-Days of Content
Day 1 will be Fast Pitches held at UCI Beall Applied Innovation. Days 2 & 3 will be content, keynotes, and networking at AV Irvine.
A New Coalition
Octane is partnering with UCI Beall Applied Innovation, OCBC, the City of Irvine, and the Greater Irvine Chamber to create a more significant impact.
New features: a Fast Pitch Competition and expanding investor opportunities
Plus, we’re highlighting women leaders in tech & innovation!
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!
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!
Book your hotel with our group rate!Stay at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum if you're coming to town for Tech Innovation Forum May 9-11th! Reservations can be made by calling Marriott Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or book through the online booking link below.
The deadline to reserve this group rate is April 7, 2023.
Highlights From the 2022 Tech Innovation
Keynote Speaker, Michael Colglazier, CEO of Virgin Galactic
As the CEO of Virgin Galactic, Mr. Colglazier leads the organization to push the frontier of commercial space exploration. Previously, he served as President and Managing Director of Disney’s International Parks and President of The Disneyland Resort in Southern California.
Image via Virgin Galactic.
Five-minute pitches from tech startups running concurrently with the panels and keynotes throughout both days of the event. Presenting companies and investors were able to meet during a private session. Following the events, we actively connect investors and entrepreneurs via our Capital & Growth division, helping our community of investors with curated deal flow and entrepreneurs with resource connections.
Support This Year’s Tech Innovation 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. You can see our sponsorship options here.
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
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FoundHERS Preview Program
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