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    • Orange County, CASoftware/Web Startup Community v0.2 as of 12/31/2012 1
    • CreditsThis guide was put together based on the book Startup Communities by Brad Feldand the similar guides put together for Boulder and Los Angeles.•Brad Feld @bfeld book: “Startup Communities” http://www.amazon.com/Startup-Communities-Building-Entrepreneurial-Ecosystem/dp/1118441540•David Cohen “Hitchhiker’s guide to Boulder Startup Community”http://www.slideshare.net/dgcohen23/a-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-boulder-startup-community-1•Sam Teller/LaunchPAD LA “An intro to LA startup community”http://launchpad.la/private/33809102871/tumblr_mc2e6he2621rw790y 2
    • ContributorsThis guide was started after seeing the similar ones for Boulder and LA and howuseful they were and hope other tech founders based in OC or with informationabout OC tech scene will let us know. please comment with additions orcorrections.•Darius Vasefi @dariusvasefi•Andrew Bermudez @andrewbermudez•you :-) 3
    • Characteristics of a vibrant startup community• Lead by entrepreneurs (i.e. tech startup founders)• Be all-inclusive, not owned by one person or group...• Have continual, meaningful activities for entire entrepreneurial stack (founders, sales, dev, mktg, legal, finance, etc.)• Mentorship-driven (not advisor-driven) 4
    • About Orange County• Located between Los Angeles and San Diego• Population: 3,055,745 (7/11)• Traditional industries: Real estate/construction, automotive, apparel, ... 5
    • Map• Startup Genome - Irvine• squeezedinorangecounty.com 6
    • Tech Startups “Active” software/hardware/web/mobile companies based in OC [partial list - WIP] [partial list - WIP] Startup Contact [partial list - WIP] Product / service Stage Vertical / industryCatchFree public availability Real estateDealworks @ TelephonyDrumbi @getdrumbi ?EyeOnJewels @eyeonjewels Pilot program e-commerce, retail, jewelryRed 5 Studios Inc gaming softwareSignNow @signnow Electronic signaturesYouMail Inc. Smart phone apps 7
    • Startup-friendly larger Tech companies with significant presence in OC• Google (Newport Beach)• Microsoft (Aliso Viejo)• SendGrid (Irvine) 8
    • Mentors People helping startups NOT expecting anything in return. People helping startups NOT expecting anything in return.• Coming soon 9
    • Blogs www.daggle.com Danny Sullivan @dannysullivan Editor of SearchEngineLand.com www.startup-marketing.comSean Ellis 10
    • Meetups (Useful, educational content - not just networking/party) (Useful, educational content - not just networking/party)• meetup.com/OC-Tech-Startup• meetup.com/StartupOC/• meetup.com/OCHackerz/ @OCHackerz• meetup.com/oc-php/• http://www.ocux.org• http://www.meetup.com/techcoastangels/• http://www.meetup.com/RockfieldLabs/• http://www.meetup.com/106MilesSoCal/ [some OC meetups] 11
    • Events & Conferences• Startup Weekend: orangecounty.startupweekend.org• VC in the OC (biotech?)• Ted-X Orange County 12
    • Universities• UC Irvine• Cal State Fullerton• Chapman• Community colleges 13
    • - Have office in OC Venture Capital - Invest in OC (software/Web) - Active (at least 2-3 investments/year) - Mentorship activities - Contact/social: (blog, twitter, Linkedin, etc...) ’11/’12 OC Software/Web investments Miramar Okapi Palomar Sail Miramar Venture Partners Bruce Hallett Okapi Venture Capital Bob Holmen B. MARC AVERITTSail Venture Partners Heiner Sussner Palomar Ventures Sharon StevensonHenry Habicht Rick Fink (949) 715-5555 http://www.miramarvp.com Jim GaugerWalter Schindler www.OKAPIVC.COM Corona Del Mar, Bob ObuchAlan Sellers Early and Expansion Stage Amanda ReedMichael Hammons IT Services/Software Scott WaltersChris Rhoades http://www.palomarventures.comhttp://www.sailcapital.com IrvineIrvine Startup Seed, Early StageStartup/Seed, Early Stage, Expansion, Later Stage ITFinancial, Energy, IT Services, Software 14
    • Angel Investors That are “actively” investing in OC tech startups “Active = have invested in at least 1 OC-based startup in past 12 months as identified on AngelList (?)” “Active = have invested in at least 1 OC-based startup in past 12 months as identified on AngelList (?)” “Active = have invested in at least 1 OC-based startup in past 12 months as identified on AngelList (?)”angel.co/orange-county•Amir Banifatemi•Matt Mireles•Tech Coast Angels - group•Ray Chan 15
    • Accelerators & Incubators Definitions: _______ Definitions: _______• K5 [k5launch.com] 16
    • Support organizations Non-profit organizations “active” in helping tech startups Non-profit organizations “active” in helping tech startups• Microsoft BizSpark• Octane• Chapman university has a program?• Anything at UCI?• Cal State Fullerton?• TCVN• OCVG 17
    • Newsletters• Startup digest Orange County 18
    • Co-working spaces & startup friendly officesCO-WORKING: & startup friendly officescoport.org/355 Old Newport Boulevard, Newport Beach (949) 478-0273collaboc.com/3151 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa (949) 682-9141coworkingfullerton.com/111 North Harbor Boulevard #2, Fullerton (877) 747-3263OFFICES:TechSpace (Aliso Viejo & Costa Mesa) 19
    • Legal• Bart Greenberg• SYCR 20
    • Banking & Finance• Banks• CPA / Accounting 21
    • Press• SocalTech / OC• OC Register 22
    • Recruiting & finding a job at a startup• How to recruit• What roles• Help 23
    • Recruiters• Cyber Coders 24
    • Dev/design shops• need 25
    • Other Products (useful for startups) (useful for startups)• SEO• Content• CC processing• Security/privacy 26
    • Hangout spots• need 27
    • Engage - add to this guideWe are looking for feedback from all Orange County startup folks to make thisguide more complete and useful. Please contact us with your comments andinformation. 28