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You have an idea for a food startup, but you need an affordable commercial kitchen space to test your concept. There are only a few places in OC you can go for that.  One is in Santa Ana. It's East End

"One more round!” might be something you hear at a bar before last call. It’s also the refrain that a Costa Mesa startup that imports wine from Mexico heard investors clamoring for after its first crowdfunding campaign. So, this company re-opened

A micro bakery that creates whole-grain, organic, artisanal bread launched in Santa Ana. The bakery is the brainchild of Karen Marshall. Her first entrepreneurial effort, Lucky Pineapple Events, produces conferences and award shows for OC’s startup ecosystem. "I have always

A tech-enabled commercial real estate brokerage startup that was incubated in Irvine raised $10.7 million in its latest venture round. TenantBase, which has since moved its HQ to Santa Monica, was founded by CEO Bennett Washabaugh, CTO Andy Kish and COO

A music video streaming service, with HQ in Newport Beach, wants to make it easy for musicians to monetize their fan bases. So it created a feature that enables fans to give their fave musicians a one-time donation or donate

Artificial intelligence (AI) is huge these days. Montreal has become a hotspot for this tech. As has Singapore. A national initiative called AI Singapore, funded by the country’s National Research Foundation, is working to build an AI ecosystem to foster

Canada has become a hotbed of innovation activity lately. Tech, lifescience and cannabis companies are flocking to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange (for more established companies) and its second tier, the TSX Venture Exchange (for pre-revenue/early-stage companies). Montreal is

A B2B startup with multiple augmented reality applications has raised $1.1 million of a $5.1 million seed round. (Augmented reality (AR) is the overlay of digital images on the physical world.) This company gives retailers a package of AR and

In this opinion piece, Ken Hubbard, the founder and CEO of CapStack West, shares his tips on what investors really want. CapStack West is a private community for all forms of business capital - from angel equity to sophisticated credit

On the heels of a recent announcement that OCTANe has joined forces with Los Angeles Venture Association and the San Diego Venture Group to unify the SoCal innovation ecosystems (see related story here), the leaders of these three organizations came together

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