2020 Agenda

This year, our Tech Innovation Forum agenda will focus on FinTech, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity, with FastPitches from tech startups throughout both days, culminating in the Top 8 LaunchPad Finalist Presentations.

Tech Innovation Forum 2020 Agenda

  • September 10
  • September 11
    07:00 - 08:00 AM
    Registration, Networking, 1x1 Meetings & Exhibits
    08:00 - 09:00 AM
    Breakfast with Experts

    Opportunity to speak with an Orange County executive in a small setting to gain insight on a specific topic of expertise. Limited capacity available. Separate registration required. Registration opens 4/1. See more here.

    09:00 - 09:30 AM
    Networking Break & 1:1 Meetings
    09:30 - 09:45 AM
    Welcome Address

    Orange County has become nationally recognized for creating high quality ideas, entrepreneurs and a lifestyle to build sustainable growing businesses. Entrepreneurs continue to create businesses and ideas that are cutting edge and attract capital from large money centers including Boston, New York and the Bay Area. Today our community stands at a positive inflection point, serving as a catalyst to drive sustained growth of companies, create high paying jobs and deliver successful financial returns to investors.

    Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

    09:45 - 10:30 AM
    Data and AI

    Data is the future of all business. In the next ten years, all companies will be data companies. How are companies currently using data and what role will AI play?

    Scott Davidson, COO, Alteryx

    Kfir Yeshayahu, SVP of Products, Veritone

    09:45 - 10:30 AM
    Fast Pitch Presentations

    Eight companies seeking Seed through Series B will be presenting to institutional, private and strategic investors.

    10:30 - 11:00 AM
    Networking Break & 1:1 Meetings
    11:00 - 11:45 AM
    FinTech in Orange County

    Learn how these Orange County FinTech companies are changing the traditional financial methods and the delivery of financial services. Examine the FinTech space in Orange County and what is next for FinTech.

    Manning Field, COO, Acorns

    Kyle Kamrooz, Co-Founder, Cloudvirga

    Scott Saunders, Founder & CEO, Happy Money

    11:00 - 11:45 AM
    Fast Pitch Presentations

    Sixteen companies seeking Seed through Series B will be presenting to institutional, private and strategic investors.

    11:45 - 12:30 PM
    LaunchPad Success Story

    Learn about LaunchPad from companies who have completed the process and have successfully raised capital and are demonstrating revenue growth.

    JC Ruffalo, Director of LaunchPad SBDC & Investor Relations, Octane (Moderator)

    Lubna Ahmad, Founder & CEO, Invoy Technologies

    Jon Arpino, Founder & CEO, CLI Studios

    PJ Mastracchio, Founder & CEO, At Your Gate

    11:45 - 12:30 PM
    Enhancing Speed to Capital and Speed to Revenue

    Expert panelists will lead a discussion on the due diligence process, challenges, common pitfalls, and considerations that provide a company with a competitive advantage.

    Deb Hart, Managing Director, Octane (Moderator)

    Sophia Khan, Investor, Greycroft

    Steve Beck, Managing Partner, Serra Ventures

    TBD, US Ventures Partner

    11:00 - 12:30 PM
    Fast Pitch Presentations (Continued)

    Sixteen companies seeking Seed through Series B will be presenting to institutional, private and strategic investors. (Continued.)

    12:30 - 01:45 PM
    Lunch
    01:45 - 04:00 PM
    LaunchPad Presentations

    See investor presentations from LaunchPad’s most promising tech talent. Eight companies will be featured.

    04:00 - 04:30 PM
    NextGen Panel - Who are the Next Leaders in the OC Innovation Community?

    Hear from the next generation of Orange County leaders eager to make OC a center of innovation and growth. Join us and learn how these leaders plan to take their companies to the next level, attract and retain talent, and make a significant impact on the future in Orange County!

    Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane (Moderator)

    Marinela Gombosev, CEO, Evoke Neuroscience

    Reza Jahangiri, CEO, AAG

    Kyle Kamrooz, Co-Founder, Cloudvirga

    David Moatazedi, President and CEO, Evolus

    04:30 - 06:00 PM
    Reception