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April 2020

Virtual Program: Taking Care Of Your Employees

April 23, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Free

Taking Care of your Employees. Hear from Octane partner Insperity's Natalie Harney, Certified Business Performance Advisor, on how to manage a remote workforce during today's challenging times. From employee wellness tools and resources to steps for ramping up your workforce post quarantine, Natalie will guide you through all aspects of leading your team. Register Here

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May 2020

Virtual Program: Effective Cash Projection Modeling

May 8, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Effective Cash Projection Modeling RSM

Join us for our virtual office hours discussing cash flow liquidity through a crisis.

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Virtual Program: Immigration Impact of COVID-19

May 13, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Fragomen Program

The COVID-19 pandemic continues, businesses—including tech companies of all sizes.... The COVID-19 pandemic continues, businesses—including tech companies of all sizes—are feeling the strain of identifying and coping with travel bans, containment measures and regulatory restrictions affecting their employees and operations. Please join us for a webinar that will cover the following topics: Overview of the new Presidential Proclamation impacting immigrant visa holders and processing, Travel restrictions during the pandemic, Impact of COVID-19 on the processing of U.S. visa petitions/applications with…

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Virtual Program: How Can Women Build Resilience?

May 14, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
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Hear from Cyberscout CEO, Jen Leuer! As accomplished as women are, there are counterproductive behaviors we unconsciously use that can get in our way. In some cases, they can stop us cold before we ever step foot in the door. In other cases, they hold us back from excelling in our personal and professional lives. And even when we do achieve high levels of career satisfaction, we can still cause ourselves stress along the way. How can women build resilience…

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Virtual Program: How Pandemic Times are Shaping Global Consumers

May 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
FleishmanHillard program

Hear from FleishmanHillard's Geoff Mordock on How Pandemic Times are Shaping Global Consumers We’re seeing a constant evolution in the ways we do business amid the pandemic. Please join us as FleishmanHillard, a communications consulting firm, presents findings of its TRUE Global Intelligence’s (TGI) COVID-19 Mindset Study. Moderated by FleishmanHillard SVP/Partner Geoff Mordock and SVP Paul Crispell, we’ll share an overview of a recently conducted primary survey with the goal of understanding what people expect of governments, institutions, businesses, employers…

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Virtual Program: Economic Trends in the COVID Era

May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
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Hear from Orange County Business Council, Chief Economic Advisor, Dr. Wallace Walrod and learn more about economic trends in the COVID era. Southern California, like other regions across the globe, is experiencing severe and devastating impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Walrod will discuss what we currently know about economic trends based on the best currently available data, information, and models. While the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the region and regional planning will continue to unfold…

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Virtual Program: Remote Workforce – The New Way of Doing Business

May 22, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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Join us for our virtual office hours with RSM’s Kenneth Murwanto, Senior Manager and Mike Gillis, Principal, discussing planning considerations and best practices to optimize a company’s remote workforce during and after COVID-19 (or any future pandemic).   With the advancement of technology, most of our day-to-day work can be done from the comfort of our homes.  To manage this process effectively, companies must define key policies, leverage the right technology tools & processes, measure productivity, and maintain communication & collaboration.   We will share…

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Virtual Program: PPE Solutions During the Pandemic

May 22, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
PPE Solutions During the Pandemic

Farrugia and Wilson’s efforts were initially funded by a $20,000 Go Fund Me campaign, but through teamwork, grassroots mobilization and the engagement of government officials and industry experts, the initiative quickly garnered game-changing corporate support in the form of mass-scale manufacturing firepower and donations: • Delta pitched in to rapidly manufacture and deliver 2,000 shields to aid workers in New York, and an additional 4,000 for Atlanta-area hospitals. Delta is currently producing 20,000 shields for the U.S. Department of Veterans…

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Virtual Program: Strategies for Margin Recovery Following Economic Downturn

May 27, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Strategies for Margin Recovery Following Economic Downturn

Hear from HBR Consulting's  Jerry Wilkinson,  Senior Director / Client Engagement, Christine Kilicarslan, Manager and Lee Garbowitz, Managing Director. For more than 40 years, HBR core capabilities are renown for being a trusted advisor to leading law firms, law departments and corporations. HBR’s advisory, managed services and software solutions increase client profitability, productivity and mitigate risk. Clients say HBR’s thought leadership, subject matter expertise, data-visualization tools and industry-leading benchmarking surveys help business leaders accurately gauge and consistently improve operational and financial…

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Virtual Program: Managing Mental Health in a Time of Change

May 29, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Managing Mental Health in a Time of Change

The next epidemic for our country will be the mental and emotional health of individuals that have been negatively impacted by COVID19. From those dealing with isolation and disruption in their daily lives to the many that have been furloughed, laid off or faced server health consequences. Join us for a canid discussion with experts where we review the impact on our companies, communities and individuals. We will further discuss the practical things that people can do today and into…

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June 2020

Virtual Program: The Current State of Orange County Venture

June 4, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join Octane for a Conversation and Q&A with local venture firms as they discuss the current environment for seed and early-stage investing in Southern California. In this session, Jeff Weinhuff, Managing Partner of Visionary Ventures, will lead a group discussion with fellow OC based VC’s Newth Morris of Ankona Capital, Saurabh Suri of CerraCap Ventures and Jeff Bocan of Okapi Venture Capital.  Topics to be addressed will include the following: -What do you see as the overall outlook for venture…

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CARES Act Update: Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness

June 5, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
CARES Act Update

Join Octane and RSM for a discussion on how business leaders can understand PPP loan forgiveness. You will hear from: Patrick J. Carney, Partner, RSM and Christopher J. Gauss, Senior Manager, RSM. On this webcast, Patrick and Christopher will discuss: · An overview of the loan forgiveness process under the PPP · Guidance for how borrowers can calculate loan forgiveness amounts · What qualifies as payroll costs for the purposes of loan forgiveness · Other items that qualify for forgiveness…

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Virtual Program: Women Leaders of Octane Success Story

June 5, 2020 @ 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
LaunchPad Success Story

Hear from Jennifer Mons Anderson, CEO, AccessElite, Kelly Barba, Client Engagement Director, K&L Gates, and Marinela Gombosev, CEO, Evoke Neuroscience. The goal for this series is to share stories of success not only through the Women Leaders of Octane but more broadly to the SoCal ecosystem. Register Here

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Virtual Program: Managing The Moment

June 18, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Managing the moment with emile haddad

Hear from FivePoint Chairman and CEO Emile Haddad on leading a company in times of crisis: the mindset, resilience and resources needed to navigate the challenge. Register Here

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Virtual Program: Streamlining Operations for the Return to Work

June 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Streamlining Operations for the Return to Work

Join Octane and RSM on June 19 for a discussion on how business leaders can streamline operations and reduce costs as companies determine strategies for returning to work. You will hear from  Kenneth Murwanto (Senior Manager, RSM), Joe Estanol (Director, RSM), and RSM’s Technical Accounting Consulting team.  On this webcast, RSM professionals will discuss: How to evaluate the need for supplemental resources to augment core back-office functions Loan staffing and tax function co-sourcing How to support IT projects that can…

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Virtual Program: Successful M&A Exit Strategies and the Journey to an IPO

June 25, 2020 @ 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Successful M&A Exit Strategies and the Journey to an IPO

Selling your company or taking it public can be a major life decision, which if done correctly can guarantee the legacy you've devoted your life to building. Not only do you want to achieve the highest valuation for your business, but you also want to minimize transaction risks and set yourself up for the highest likelihood of a successful closing. Many management teams choose to navigate these processes by themselves rather than with professional help. Although it may seem like…

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July 2020

Virtual Program: What’s Next For Every Business?

July 8, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
What’s Next For Every Business

Hear from Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane and Georgette Pascale, Founder & CEO, Pascale Communications on: How our organizations have adapted to COVID Do we expect business interruption with the current civil unrest climate What worked and did not work during the past few months and lessons we've learned How have our organizations emerged differently What social distancing means for businesses Register Here

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Virtual Program: Deciphering Debt Options For Startups

July 9, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Deciphering Debt Options For Startups

For the high-risk, high-reward business of startups, debt can play an integral role in financing early-stage development. The amount and type of capital a business needs varies by type of business and stage of business, join us as our panelists discuss the role debt can play in various growth stages of a company. Paul Tobin, President, Octane Enterprise Solutions https://octaneoc.org/grow/ Kadie Sobel, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank https://www.svb.com/ Alisha Griffey, Founder and CEO, Daintree Capital https://daintreecapital.co/ Justin Williams, Managing Director,…

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Virtual Program: Protecting Your Company’s IP Through the Pandemic

July 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Protecting Your Company’s IP Through the Pandemic

On our July 15th webcast, join Knobbe Martens for a discussion on how to manage your intellectual property through the pandemic and its recovery. Learn about strategies to prioritize your IP budget as businesses recover, ways to defer expenses without losing rights, how to handle IP diligence questions while seeking investment, and special patent office programs made available due to the pandemic. The webcast will be hosted by Knobbe Martens partners Sabing Lee, Andrew Douglas and Andrew Kimmel. Please feel…

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Ignite Series: Returning to the Workplace- A Plan to Navigate from Regulations to the Human Element of Recovery

July 16, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
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Business owners are turning their attention to opening up their workplace in a mid- and, hopefully soon, a post-pandemic era. Physical health, employee morale, company culture, and safety of employees are top of their mind. We will discuss the Guidelines for returning to the workplace, key employers considerations, government regulations, and explore real-life workplace scenarios. We welcome your questions before, during and after our presentation. Speakers: Peter Zaretskiy, Safety Services Manager Chris Bales, Human Resource Specialist Register Here

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Virtual Program: The Future of Live Events

July 17, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
The Future of Live Events

This webinar will feature Scott Pantel, CEO, Life Science Intelligence and Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane. Learn more about their perspectives on in-person meetings post COVID and hear what they're hearing from the market. Join and learn more about how Octane & LSI plan to address these needs. Register Here

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August 2020

Ophthalmology Technology Summit

August 6, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - August 8, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Join industry key opinion leaders and top ophthalmologists who are determining the future of the field at Octane’s Ophthalmology Technology Summit (OTS). Learn more here.

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October 2020

Ignite Series: How to Safely Reopen with California’s New COVID-19 Guidance for Employers

October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Please join K&L Gates Orange County Partner, Spencer Hamer and Los Angeles Associate Greg Lewis as they discuss: COVID-19: o Safe Workplaces, Employee Testing o Whistleblowing/Retaliation Claims o Potential Liability for Employees Contracting COVID-19 o Policies Every Employer Should Have o Review of Current Santa Clara County Guidelines California Legislative Update: Employment Law: o Summary of Employment Laws Passed during the 2019 Session Independent Contractor Update: o ABC Test Legal Developments o “Gig Economy” Update, including Uber/Lyft Status Register Here

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Ignite Series: A Conversation with RSM and the Founders of Domain 6 and Shard Tabletop

October 16, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join RSM Principal, Mike Gillis, in a conversation with Salim Faroukh (CEO, Domain 6) and Hal Howard (CEO, Shard Tabletop) to discuss why enlightened entrepreneurs like Salim and Hal chose RSM as their trusted partner to help them to manage the intersection between their corporate, entrepreneurial, and family matters including corporate back office, personal and corporate tax, wealth management, and succession planning. Learn more about how working with RSM has helped Salim and Hal gain back time and resources to…

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November 2020

Ignite Series: How New Guidance From The SBA Could Impact Mergers and Acquisitions

November 11, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Hear from Robert N. Rubin, Senior Managing Director, Boustead Securities on New Guidance From The SBA regarding PPP loans. PPP loans have been a lifeline for many businesses during the current economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. A lot of PPP loan recipients are still experiencing financial distress and are grappling with what the future may hold. We are seeing a marked pick up in owners of businesses with revenues of $10-50 million across a wide array of industry…

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Ignite Series: A Fireside Chat with Lucy Dunn and Bill Carpou

November 12, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join Octane CEO, Bill Carpou and OCBC CEO, Lucy Dunn for a fireside chat where they will discuss: What did we in OC do well and what could we have done better regarding COVID? What are the long-term implications of COVID on the business community? How is OC competing with other ecosystems and what can we do better? Where are we as a county regarding innovation and producing high paying jobs? Who are some of the community leaders driving change?…

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Reinventing Newborn Care: Bobbie Goes Against the Grain (and the FDA)

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Women Leaders of Octane

Octane is pleased to announce an Ignite Series, in collaboration with Women Leaders of Octane featuring women-led business Bobbie, bringing a groundbreaking new infant formula to market. Sarah Hardy, COO, and co-founder of Bobbie will sit down with Octane member and pediatric nutritionist, Tiffani Ghere to discuss the hurdles, highs and lows of building a next generation infant formula company. Bobbie’s organic, European Style Recipe formula launches direct to consumer in January, but the past three years included an FDA advisory,…

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January 2021

Ignite Series: Employment Law Update

January 14 @ 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Free
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Coping with COVID-19 in the workplace is the big story, but there are several other new developments in employment law that every employer needs to know. Employment attorneys Bruce May and Shane Criqui and insurance experts Kirk Aguilera and Gordon Fraser will address these and other new developments in employment law: Federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave and California COVID-19 Paid Leave. Managing Remote Work and Reopening the Workplace. New California law on reporting of COVID cases. Workers Compensation claims for…

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February 2021

Octane Partner Summit

February 25 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Partnership Summit Invitation

The virtual Summit will be an opportunity to reflect on the significant impact we have had collectively in the community, thank our current partners and meet with business partners through our engaging networking platform, Remo.  Each year, Octane releases an Impact Report, which describes the year's notable achievements and impact by our innovation partners while providing a roadmap for what to expect going forward. If you need the link to join the event resent to you, please contact cara.davidoff@octaneoc.org Speakers…

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March 2021

Ignite Series: Why MedTech Opportunities in Europe Remain Robust

March 4 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

While the pandemic turned the industry upside down, it also created new opportunities for companies looking into a European expansion, especially when rethinking global organization and bringing production closer to local demand. Join our webinar and learn firsthand about the current medtech trends & opportunities in Europe, the regulatory framework, and how to maximize your international expansion strategies. Expert speakers are Yves Verboven, Director Market Access & Economic Policies at the sectoral organization MedTech Europe, and Carl Van Himbeeck, General…

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Leadership Ignite Series: Christine McCauley, Corporate Vice President Human Resources, Edwards Lifesciences

March 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$25
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This year, Octane will host a series of six small 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 Christine McCauley, CVP, Human Resources at Edwards Lifesciences for a discussion on “Leading when there’s no playbook.” Christine will discuss how leaning into your company culture and values can guide…

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April 2021

Leadership Ignite Series: Jen Leuer, CEO, CyberScout

April 8 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$25
Leadership Ignite Series-02

This year, Octane will host a series of six small 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. Topic: Building and Changing Culture Register Here

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Ignite Series: A Fireside Chat with Bill Carpou + Georgette Pascale

April 14 @ 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Hear from Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane, and Georgette Pascale, Founder & CEO, Pascale Communications as they sit down for this Ignite Series Fireside Chat. Bill and Georgette will discuss: - The new open-door policy - New roles as leaders - Incorporating authenticity and empathy into a business - Mental health support internally & externally - The impacts of social media on mental health Register Here

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The Value of Women on Boards: Why, How & Now

April 28 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Companies and organizations that have diverse Boards perform better and women contribute to that successful paradigm. Join us for the first in a series of events encouraging more women on Boards. Learn why women make a difference on Boards, how you can bring value to a Board, what to expect and how to leverage your expertise, experience and networks to choose a Board that’s right for you Moderator: Joyce Averna, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank- Joyce's financial and wealth…

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Ignite Series: Going from Idea to Investment

April 30 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Boustead and Insperity for an Ignite Series on Going from Idea to Investment. Building a successful business requires bravery, tenacity, and a commitment to crafting a top-flight workplace that doesn’t let your imagination get stifled. Once a certain level of success and viability is reached, fundraising is likely on the horizon and there won’t be much time to ponder big idea principles. The best way to attract investors to your startup is to demonstrate operational credibility to prove your…

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May 2021

Tech Innovation Forum

May 17 - May 19
$199

Tech Innovation Forum 2021 will focus on the acceleration of innovation as a result of COVID-19. The Forum will focus on topics such as the Future of Work, Future of Entertainment/Gaming, the Innovation Economy and AI in Southern California. Learn more. Register here.

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June 2021

Key Considerations for Joining a Corporate Board

June 29 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In collaboration with J.P. Morgan, we are pleased to invite you to an intimate discussion on key considerations for joining a corporate board, featuring Rebecca Thornton, J.P. Morgan’s Head of Director Advisory Services and Elizabeth Alfano, Executive Compensation Specialist in J.P. Morgan’s Advice Lab.  Topics will include: Current trends in board composition How to identify, evaluate, and position yourself for board opportunities Expectations for compensation – trends in the market, how to effectively negotiate, and related tax and estate planning…

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