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
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.
Help over 173 companies receive more than $1.1 billion in investment and equity exits
Enable over 500 companies to connect with
Host 43,000 attendees at 525+ programs
Connect hundreds of executives, scientific, marketing and university talent with technology companies in the OC
Reach over 25,000 readers with our Fuel for Your Week newsletter
People welcomed each year to OCTANe events
Build its membership of more than 1,500 Orange County business leaders