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 f...
ContributorsThis guide was started after seeing the similar ones for Boulder and LA and howuseful they were and hope other...
Characteristics of a vibrant startup               community•   Lead by entrepreneurs (i.e. tech startup founders)•   Be a...
About    Orange    County•    Located between Los     Angeles and San Diego•    Population: 3,055,745 (7/11)•    Tradition...
Map• Startup Genome - Irvine• squeezedinorangecounty.com                   6
Tech Startups                     “Active” software/hardware/web/mobile companies based in OC                             ...
Startup-friendly larger Tech companies   with significant presence in OC•   Google (Newport Beach)•   Microsoft (Aliso Vie...
Mentors    People helping startups NOT expecting anything in return.    People helping startups NOT expecting anything in ...
Blogs   www.daggle.com   Danny Sullivan @dannysullivan Editor of SearchEngineLand.com www.startup-marketing.comSean Ellis ...
Meetups          (Useful, educational content - not just networking/party)          (Useful, educational content - not jus...
Events & Conferences•   Startup Weekend: orangecounty.startupweekend.org•   VC in the OC (biotech?)•   Ted-X Orange County...
Universities•   UC Irvine•   Cal State Fullerton•   Chapman•   Community colleges                               13
- Have office in OC                             Venture Capital                                             - Invest in OC...
Angel Investors                That are “actively” investing in OC tech startups   “Active = have invested in at least 1 O...
Accelerators & Incubators                        Definitions: _______                        Definitions: _______•   K5 [k...
Support organizations          Non-profit organizations “active” in helping tech startups          Non-profit organization...
Newsletters• Startup digest Orange County                    18
Co-working spaces                          & startup friendly officesCO-WORKING:               & startup friendly officesc...
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 p...
Hangout spots• need               27
Engage - add to this guideWe are looking for feedback from all Orange County startup folks to make thisguide more complete...
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Guide to Orange County software/web startup community

  1. 1. Orange County, CASoftware/Web Startup Community v0.2 as of 12/31/2012 1
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. About Orange County• Located between Los Angeles and San Diego• Population: 3,055,745 (7/11)• Traditional industries: Real estate/construction, automotive, apparel, ... 5
  6. 6. Map• Startup Genome - Irvine• squeezedinorangecounty.com 6
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Startup-friendly larger Tech companies with significant presence in OC• Google (Newport Beach)• Microsoft (Aliso Viejo)• SendGrid (Irvine) 8
  9. 9. Mentors People helping startups NOT expecting anything in return. People helping startups NOT expecting anything in return.• Coming soon 9
  10. 10. Blogs www.daggle.com Danny Sullivan @dannysullivan Editor of SearchEngineLand.com www.startup-marketing.comSean Ellis 10
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Events & Conferences• Startup Weekend: orangecounty.startupweekend.org• VC in the OC (biotech?)• Ted-X Orange County 12
  13. 13. Universities• UC Irvine• Cal State Fullerton• Chapman• Community colleges 13
  14. 14. - 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Accelerators & Incubators Definitions: _______ Definitions: _______• K5 [k5launch.com] 16
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Newsletters• Startup digest Orange County 18
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Legal• Bart Greenberg• SYCR 20
  21. 21. Banking & Finance• Banks• CPA / Accounting 21
  22. 22. Press• SocalTech / OC• OC Register 22
  23. 23. Recruiting & finding a job at a startup• How to recruit• What roles• Help 23
  24. 24. Recruiters• Cyber Coders 24
  25. 25. Dev/design shops• need 25
  26. 26. Other Products (useful for startups) (useful for startups)• SEO• Content• CC processing• Security/privacy 26
  27. 27. Hangout spots• need 27
  28. 28. 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

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