September 2, 2020

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Happy September!

While summer is winding down, did we really get a summer break? Kids are going back to school but how many of us took zero time off over the past few months? Here's hoping we all get a little break soon. But don’t take too big of a break because there’s so much going on this fall, including Octane’s Tech Innovation Forum and the Pismo Ventures Business Plan Competition.

But the virtualization of work has drastically accelerated beyond video meetings. Telemedicine, distanced learning, and more have all had plans to eventually get there and COVID-19 rapidly accelerated it. In this month's blog, we talk about how one of the oldest private tech companies, Cox Business, has connected communities for 120+ years with the latest technologies and how they are making multigenerational investments that have come to fruition faster than planned in the last six months. Give it a read and have a great week!

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Local Podcast - Accelerate OC
Listen to Carey Ransom interview Tony Smith, Co-founder and CEO of Restaurant365, about the tech behind providing back-office solutions to restaurants.

Movandi of Irvine increases Series C target to $35.8M with $29.6M raised to date

Irvine-based Ingram Micro is up for sale by HNA Group of China for around $7B

UCI's robotics team focuses on COVID-19 work for aid at home, school and in the office

Breast cancer testing company Agendia of Irvine is planning an IPO

New program in San Clemente pays youth to learn entrepreneurship

$221M advanced care facility to be built at UCI to expand healthcare

Huntington Beach's Rocket Lab successfully launches new payload into space

ExoCoBio, with OC-based manufacturing partner BENEV Company, raises $9.3M Series C round

Irvine-based Acorns gets a strategic investment from The Rock for an undisclosed amount

American Medical Technologies of Irvine acquired by a group of private equity companies for undisclosed terms
EvoNexus Orange County is accepting applications from deep tech, life science, and fintech startups, Open Deadline

Pismo Ventures National Venture Plan Competition; registration deadline September 27

OCBJ 26th Annual Women in Business Awards, September 9

MasterMinds Startup Accelerator Workshop with Patent Attorney Andrew Kimmel, September 9

Octane's Tech Innovation Forum 2020, September 9-11

OCBJ Innovator of the Year Awards, September 24

Lead Generation Manager, Boomr (Irvine)

Experienced Sales Executive, Celerant Technology (Westminster)

Inside Sales Representative, PSSC Labs (Lake Forest)

Account Representative, Tucows (Fullerton)

Full Stack Engineer, FightCamp (Costa Mesa)

Web Designer / Front End Developer, Conversion Labs (Huntington Beach)

Web Developer, Codazen (Laguna Hills)

Product Marketing Manger, Ephesoft (Irvine)

Customer Success Specialist, Aha! (Orange County)

Client Success Manager, SmartFinancial (Costa Mesa)
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