OCTANE

OCTANe has created a successful ecosystem that accelerates the flow of ideas, talent, and capital by creating an infrastructure where entrepreneurs, academia, company executives, and business advisors build and grow sustainable organizations.

WE DISTINGUISH OURSELVES FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH:

Proven success in stimulating technology job growth and wealth in Orange County

Experience in advising entrepreneurs on how to refine business plans into effective commercialization strategies

Achievements in helping companies connect with funding and growth resources

Development of next generation technology business leaders

Advancement as a forum for technology leaders who work to make a lasting impact on the future of Orange County

The OCTANe Ecosystem

THE OCTANe ECOSYSTEM

There are several different components that make up the OCTANe ecosystem. Many of them are very different from each other which, is why OCTANe integrates each component so entrepreneurs understand the various segments needed to create a successful business.

OCTANe facilitates this ecosystem by matching executives, researchers, and other accomplished professionals in each of these important functional segments with entrepreneurs who may require expertise in these areas.

This mutually beneficial process helps the entrepreneur as they work to build their capital strategy before presenting it to investors, and mentoring executives who will increase their professional network while creating meaningful business relationships.

A LEGACY OF IGNITING INSPIRATION

OCTANe was organized in 2002 with a strong idea: to unite regional biomedical and information technology companies, major university research institutes (University of California, Irvine and Chapman University), and a population of highly educated and entrepreneurial residents that together would build transformational businesses.

Its founders, Tom Moebus, former vice chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, and Dwight Decker, former CEO and chairman of Conexant Systems, began working to create an organization capable of bringing all of these important communities together, and build a vast network of resources, expertise, and capital.

The result is a catalyst that drives an unparalleled community of innovation and commercialization in Orange County — home to thousands of biomedical, technology, and clean tech companies.

$1.1B

Help over 173 companies receive more than $1.1 billion in investment and equity exits

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Enable over 500 companies to connect with
LaunchPadTM SBDC

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Host 43,000 attendees at 525+ programs

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Connect hundreds of executives, scientific, marketing and university talent with technology companies in the OC

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Reach over 25,000 readers with our Fuel for Your Week newsletter

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People welcomed each year to OCTANe events

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Build its membership of more than 1,500 Orange County business leaders