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Intro to oc startup community

  1. 1. 1Intro to OC StartupCommunityPresented byGeneral Assembly + K5 VenturesAmir BanifatemiApril 2013GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES
  2. 2. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURESTHANK YOU FORCONTRIBUTIONSTO THIS GUIDECade Proulx,Gunther Sonnenfeld,Laurie Petinella Zorn,Ray Chan2
  3. 3. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURESCONTENT3StartupsInvestorsCommunity EnablersMeeting, learning and building
  4. 4. GENERAL ASSEMBLY K5 VENTURESABOUT ME4Amir BanifatemiEntrepreneur, Investor, Product StrategistManaging Partner, K5 VenturesPresident, Tech Coast Angels OC@A225 | angel.co/amir
  5. 5. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURESWHAT DEFINES A STARTUPECOSYSTEM?•Startups•Talent / Leaders•Investors•Mentors•Large Companies•Government•Universities•Connection groups•Partners / Service Providers•Community Culture5
  6. 6. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I MAPSTARTUP COMMUNITIES6
  7. 7. 7GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES | STARTUPSOC Startup landscape
  8. 8. 8GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5LAUNCH I STARTUPS - WHO THEY ARESTARTUPS•Qualaroo•SignNow•Anymeeting•Nanoogo•AuraWAre•Connectifier•Trendbent•Plasmyd•NextLanding•SendGrid•Drumbi•Anymeeting•YouMail•PayDivvy•SmartCredit•Mavenlink•Extendcredit…And many more!510 startups
  9. 9. 9GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I IRVINEIrvine• Center of tech community in OC; “Silicon South”, “Orange Valley”• UCI, Irvine Business Center, Irvine Commercial Complex• “Number 5” of best startup Cities in the US
  10. 10. 10GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I NEWPORT-MESANewport-Mesa• Newport Beach & Costa Mesa• Venture Capitalists and Angels• Co-working spaces• Consulting
  11. 11. 11GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I HUNGTON BEACHHuntington Beach• Digital media companies, agencies,management companies, etc• Co-working spaces• Consulting• Incubator
  12. 12. 12GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURESI MISSION VIEJOMission / Aliso Viejo• Mission Viejo - Lake Forest – AlisoViejo• Large spaces for production• Affordable rent• Co-working space
  13. 13. 13GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I Laguna BeachLaguna & South County• The center of art in OC• Hotel and conferences• Investing• Startups• Consulting
  14. 14. 14GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I ORANGEOrange – Anaheim - Fullerton• Communities around universities:Chapman / Fullerton• K5 Launch• Co-working space
  15. 15. 15GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I FOUNDERSFOUNDERS
  16. 16. 16GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I COMMUNITYFounders community
  17. 17. 17GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I VENTURE CAPITALVC FIRMS
  18. 18. 18GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I VENTURE CAPITALVENTURE CAPITAL PARTNERSHuntington VenturesDouglas BroylesScott BurriInnoCalHarry LambertRick GoldJay HoulihanMiramar VenturePartnersBruce HallettBob HolmenHeiner SussnerOkäpiMark AverittSharon StevensonPalomar VenturesJim GauerBob ObuchAmanda ReedSail Capital PartnersWalter SchindlerHank HabichtMichael HammonsVersant VenturesBrian AtwoodBradley BolzonSamuel ColellaRoss JaffeWilliam LinkBarbara LubashDonald MilderKirk NielsonK5 VenturesAmir BanifatemiRay ChanKai TaoTech Coast AngelsMike NapoliRichard SudekJohn MorrisStephen FlaimWayne RichardMike PanesisAce FundRay ChanDavid BerkusDavid SteakleyPaul Works
  19. 19. 19GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURESI ANGEL GROUPSANGELGROUPS
  20. 20. 20GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I ANGEL INVESTORSANGELSDavidChengRichardSudekJasonHsuRay ChanSteve BlockSeanEllisWayneRickardMatt MirelesKaiTaoand moreJeff ErleMargotShapiroNeilPatel
  21. 21. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES | INVESTMENT STATUS SOCAL Q1 ‘13Investment$543 Million88 deals21
  22. 22. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES | OC NUMBERSOC startup update Q1 2013*By Q1 2013VC Investments$159 Million funding13 deals22Angel Investments$ 14 Million funding23 deals* Angel investment based status based on survey and private data
  23. 23. COMMUNITYCULTUREGENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I COMMUNITY CULTUREPay it forward attitudeEveryone is a mentor: Share knowledgeEmbrace Weirdness: accept differencesFailure is part of explorationExploration is essential to innovation36
  24. 24. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES | ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEMEntrepreneurial Ecosystem23STARTUP CONTEXTMARKETCULTURALCORPORATEECONOMIC
  25. 25. ENTREPRENEURIALECOSYSTEMGENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I TOWARDS AN ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM•Entrepreneurs lead a startup community•Government, universities, investors, mentors, serviceproviders and large companies participate in feeding andnurturing the community•Constant activities and events are essential to engage allparticipants•Building a regional entrepreneurial culture is critical for astrong ecosystem37
  26. 26. 26GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I LARGE COMPANIESBIG COMPANIES
  27. 27. 27GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I UNIVERSITIESUNIVERSITIESAND COLLEGESCommunity colleges• Coastline Community College• Cypress College• Fullerton College• Golden West College• Irvine Valley College• Orange Coast College• Saddleback College• Santa Ana College• Santiago Canyon CollegeUniversities•Private, Christian• Concordia University• Hope International University• Trinity Law School• Vanguard UniversityUniversities•Private, secular• Chapman University• Southern California Institute of Technology• Anaheim University• Soka University of America• Western State University College of Law• Whittier Law School•Public• California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)• University of California, Irvine (UCI)
  28. 28. 28GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURESI ANGEL GROUPSEntrepreneurshipConnection Platform
  29. 29. 29GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I TECH PRESSPRESSCarlos PenaCaypenJan NormanOC RegisterIan HamiltonOC RegisterTom TaullyForbesMark MilianBloombergBenjamin KuoSoCal Tech
  30. 30. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I GO• Sign up for event newsletters• Attend meet ups, happy hours, panels, and classes• Learn how to code / design• Check out hackathons and Startup Weekends• Take interesting people you meet out for coffee• Be useful – make introductions, give feedback, helppeople you meet, keep an open mind• Blog about our experiences and adventures• Engage on Social MediaGET READY43
  31. 31. 31GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I MEETUPSMEETUPS
  32. 32. 32GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I GO TO STARTUP WEEKENDS
  33. 33. 33NEWSLETTERSGENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I NEWSLETTERSStartups Uncensored — startupsuncensored.comStartup Digest — startupdigest.comLaunch Ticker — launchticker.comDealmaker — dealmakermedia.comGeneral Assembly — generalassemb.lyImpactSocal
  34. 34. 34READGENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I READVentureHacks — venturehacks.comTechMeme — techmeme.comPaul Graham — paulgraham.comFred Wilson — avc.comMark Suster — bothsidesofthetable.comChris Dixon — cdixon.orgPandoDaily — pandodaily.comTechCrunch — techcrunch.comHacker News — news.ycombinator.comGeneral Assembly — generalassemb.ly/blog
  35. 35. 35GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I GO TO – TEDx EVENTS
  36. 36. WORKSHOP &MENTORINGRESOURCESGENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I WORKSHOP 27
  37. 37. 37GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I GO - EDUCATIONEDUCATION& PROGRAMSTCVN WorkshopsTech Coast Angels Education sessionsK5 Insight SeriesGeneral Assembly – generalassemb.ly
  38. 38. COWORKINGAND INCUBATION SPACESGENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I COWORKINGROC – realofficecenters.comCoport – coport.orgCollab –collaboc.comCoworking Fullerton– coworkingfullerton.comTechspace – techspace.comFastStartStudio – faststartstudio.com32
  39. 39. 39GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I INCUBATORSINCUBATORSFrostvp.com | San Juan Capistranodmc-works.com | Santa Anacalit2.uci.edu/calit2-techportal| Irvinecalit2.uci.edu| Irvine
  40. 40. 40GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I ACCELERATORSACCELERATORSK5 Launch.comNewport BeachOrangeIrvine
  41. 41. 41GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I WHAT YOU THINKCOMMON MISCONCEPTIONS
  42. 42. HOW DO I GETSTARTED?ASK YOURSELF (BE HONEST):GENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I FIRST STEPS• What am I passionate about?• What types of environments suit me?• What am I good at?• What part of the tech community best matches up tomy passions and skills?• How do I best hone these skills and communicatethem to others?42
  43. 43. DOGENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I DO THIS• Learn the lexicon and how to best position yourskillset• Make it easy for people to help you• Think long and hard about what kinds ofenvironments best suit you and seek those out• Roll up your sleeves and learn new skills• Remain humble and figure out ways to give back tothe community even when you’re a giant success43
  44. 44. DON’TGENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES I DON’T DO THIS• Think everyone knows something you don’t• Be afraid to ask for help, guidance, and introductions• Hesitate to offer whatever it is that YOU do best• Get discouraged44
  45. 45. 45GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE LOS ANGELES STARTUP COMMUNITY I GOGENERALASSEMBLY
  46. 46. 46THANK YOUGENERAL ASSEMBLY I K5 VENTURES | INTRODUCTION TO THE ORANGE COUNTY STARTUP COMMUNITY

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