Signature Events

signature-pageEach year, OCTANe hosts two Signature Events to showcase and promote innovation in Orange County. These conferences attract nearly 2,000 people, and are designed to provide the latest industry trends, spotlight high-growth companies, and facilitate powerful networking connections.

Technology Investor Forum

OCTANe’s Technology Investor Forum (TIF), formerly known as VC in the OC, showcases the best of Southern California innovation. From investment presentations to keynote speakers to industry discussions, this is SoCal’s premier investment conference. TIF 2015 took place May 5, 2015 in Orange County, and more details can be found here:  

Medical Device & Investor Forum

OCTANe’s Medical Device & Investor Forum (MDIF) is the leading medtech industry conference in the West. It’s where industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors come together in the nation’s most dynamic medical device environment to see the latest technologies and investment trends. MDIF 2015 will take place November 2-3, 2015 at Hotel Irvine. View this year’s agenda here:

Signature Event Impact

Many successful start-ups have their roots in investment presentations delivered at OCTANe Signature Events. Notable stand-outs include Helixis (acquired by Illumina), Integrien (acquired by VMWare), OrthAlign, and Predixion Software. And, with luminaries like Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neel Kashkari, Mike Mussallem, Guy Kawasaki, William Wang, Henrik Fisker, and Mark Stevens participating, these events are truly “must attend” for the regional business community.

Salon Signature Events

OCTANe’s Salon Signature Events bring together people, capital, ideas, and technology in Orange County. These programs dive deeply into the vertical segments that are shaped by Orange County and Southern California regional innovation clusters. Upcoming Salon Signature Event dates:

OC Mobile – March 10, 2015

Ophthalmology – June 16, 2015

Sports Innovation – July 16, 2015

Aesthetics – September 26, 2015


Get Involved

For information about speaking at, sponsoring, or supporting one of OCTANe’s Signature Events, please contact:

Janelle Brunette
[email protected]

  • Abbot Medical Optics
  • AcuFocus, Inc.
  • ADVI
  • Allergan
  • Alphaeon
  • Bioquest
  • Canada International
  • Chapman University
  • CORT
  • Covidien
  • Cresa
  • Deloitte
  • DevicePharm
  • Dorsey
  • Edwards
  • EY
  • Fleishman Hillard
  • ICON plc
  • Irvine Chamber
  • JLL
  • K&L Gates
  • Knobbe Martens
  • London Economic Development Corporation
  • Merage Institute
  • Micro Vention
  • Microsemi
  • Moss Adams
  • PWC
  • SC Edison
  • Stradling
  • SVB – Sillicon Valley Bank
  • TechSpace
  • Teijin
  • UC Irvine