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Some updates from Tech Coast Angel’s OC chapter: There’s a new president – David Friedman. And, a new vice president – Lisa Walker. Both will be part of the president’s council, along with former president Hicham Semaan. The goal is to get more

BY LOGAN ORSINI A simulated law enforcement game led to a real-life tool to help emergency responders in OC. 10-8 Systems evolved from a game and ended up winning first-place at the most recent CSUF Startup Competition. As a result, it won

This article was previously published by AppleInsider on April 4: Orange County-based NextVR is a live events VR firm, producing VR video content based on special events, including sports and musical performances, including partnerships with the NBA, Wimbledon, and Fox Sports,

As the U.S. and world confront the coronavirus,  Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health’s highlights health care innovators working on helping patients and health care workers. Advekit Therapists need to continue to market their businesses (perhaps more than ever), and patients need support and intervention strategies

BY LOGAN ORSINI Many business professionals are being asked to perform more work, while at the same time, their responsibilities have increased. Studies show that one in five have experienced "professional burnout,” which means that they put a lot of time

An LA healthcare hub that acts as a liaison to connect healthcare startups to those that can help them scale and grow is expanding into OC. ScaleLA has rebranded as ScaleHealth and has inked a partnership with the Innovation Institute –

This opinion piece is by Dan Rosen, who wrote last week's piece on how startups survive this pandemic. See that opinion piece here. This piece addresses the same topic, for angel investors. Rosen is a member of Tech Coast Angels

Globally, the annual construction equipment rental market represents a significant opportunity as it’s projected to reach $121.6 billion by 2024. A construction equipment rental network, with HQ in Irvine, is aggressively going after that market. BigRentz announced that it’s closed $15

A tech startup that diagnoses eye misalignment has raised more than $23 million, according to Crunchbase. Neurolens closed the round in March. Its lenses add a contoured prism to bring the eyes into alignment, relieving the headaches, neck/shoulder pain and eyestrain that

This article was originally published by SoCalTech, with whom OCSN has a partnership: San Diego-based Aspen Neuroscience, a biotechnology company developing treatments for Parkinson disease, said it has raised $70M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by

This article was originally published by SoCalTech, with whom OCSN has a partnership: San Diego-based AristaMD, a developer of telehealth software, which allows primary care providers to conduct and document electronic medical consultations, has raised $18M in a Series B funding round.

A tech startup developing AR headsets has announced the appointment of Daniel Ting to the company’s international medical advisory board, as well as its newly-formed international scientific advisory board. Ocutrx, with HQ in Irvine, manufactures the Oculenz AR headset for low-vision

We are all doing what we can as people and companies to counter the terrible negative effects of this current virus but, at the same time, I am seeing positive things happening in our community that I have not seen

Included among the organizations receiving grants are the following: New York Community Trust NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Community Food Bank of New Jersey Orange County, California United Way Central Texas Food Bank Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati, Ohio  

This article profiles Octane LaunchPad alums that are doing their part in the fight against the coronavirus. LaunchPad is Octane's accelerator. These companies could use investment and exposure, so please share this article! This was written by Cara Davidoff, Octane's

Heartbeat is a way for brands to connect with real people, the consumers who use their products. And, for real people to become influencers by posting about these brands. While Heartbeat started on Instagram, it's now branched out to TikTok. Heartbeat

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