SBDC @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation & Octane LaunchPad SBDC

The SBDC @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation is a resource for any high-technology, high-growth, scalable venture from both the Orange County and UCI ecosystem that needs assistance with business planning, business development and funding-readiness. The center hosts several VC and Angel investors on site, as well as various ecosystem partners and industry professionals who work closely with the entrepreneurs.  All services are free to qualified entrepreneurs. Octane LaunchPad SBDC is a business accelerator focusing on tech, medtech, and climate tech.   Startups work with LaunchPad to develop and accelerate their capital funding strategy.   LaunchPad is one of the Top 5 SBDC ranked accelerators in the country, a pro bono service funded by the SBA.


Westcliff University

Westcliff University is an innovative global higher education institution with its finger on the pulse of the international business landscape and the needs of today’s employers. Founded in 1993 and based in Irvine, Calif., it offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees spanning 21 areas of study including business, education, technology, computer science and engineering – and most recently law with the acquisition of Western State College of Law. Westcliff is a California Public Benefit Corporation which affirms its dedication to operating in the best interests of its students and the surrounding community. With more than 4,000 enrolled students, its programs focus on both the hard and soft skills needed to secure quality jobs in high-growth industries; it offers community and business engagement opportunities for the hands-on experience today’s students require; and it provides innovative and affordable programs live online and in classrooms across the globe. Visit www.westcliff.edu and www.wsulaw.edu to learn more; and follow Westcliff on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.


Fish & Richardson

As the market leader in IP litigation, the world’s most innovative companies trust Fish with their important, technically sophisticated matters. Our success is rooted in our deep expertise and experience, fluency in every technology area imaginable, our robust industry knowledge, and our strategic and tenacious problem-solving abilities. Fish’s trial lawyers dominate in every venue – scoring more high-profile wins across the board than any other firm. Contact: Lisa Greenwald-Swire Greenwald-Swire@fr.com



Operating as a boutique within the world’s largest law firm, Dentons Global Venture Technology Group delivers nimble, seasoned counsel to cutting edge tech companies and venture investors from our offices located in the world’s most vibrant tech centers—from San Francisco and New York to Vancouver, London, Berlin, Singapore and beyond. Ranked as a Top 10 global venture law firm in 2020 by PitchBook, we drive global strategic growth from inception to exit, with a focus on capital investment, strategic advisory, IP and regulatory challenges, along with the sector and local market knowledge to deliver the support and service you need. With 400+ venture tech lawyers actively working with 1,500+ startup and emerging growth clients in 15+ sectors, and with access to 500+ investor relationships and 20+ startup centers, our presence and approach are unmatched. www.dentonsventurebeyond.ccom



Sieo is a Startup Studio and Agency. We have deep functional expertise in marketing and creative services and we love working with founders bringing their vision to life through them. Click Here for an overview of our expertise and offerings Contact: Aisling Carlson aisling@sieo.io + Austin Stofer austin@sieo.io



Sintesys: Nearshore Outsourcing Specialists Technology Development and Support – From application development to enterprise solutions services to standard IT help desk and more, we support your technology. Sintesys is an industry leader with over 10 years of experience in nearshore outsourcing. We offer a repeatable, optimized, and simple solution. We provide our clients with access to a large database of lower-cost Mexico-based technology talent. Talent can be placed in our nearshore center in Queretaro, remotely, or on-site at your office. Experienced Tech Talent | Project-based or Long-Term | Lower-Cost | Local Time Zone | Guaranteed Results For More Info: One-Pager Overview Sheet with TCA Special Promotion Contact: Chris May, Business Relationship Manager – chris.may@sintesys.us Website: www.sintesys.us



JLL is a global commercial real estate consulting company with local roots, helping their clients get the right space, for the best value, on the right terms.  From creative tech office, life science or industrial JLL creates value every step of the way. More info here: https://www.us.jll.com/en/locations/west/san-diego


Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank

Ascent Private Capital Management serves individuals and multigenerational families with significant resources who aspire to make an impact with their wealth. Clients can expect highly personalized advisory services that combine traditional wealth planning offerings with cutting-edge wealth impact planning and communication tools. For more information, visit www.ascent.usbank.com


University of California Beall Applied Innovation

Orange County is a region rich in resources for entrepreneurs and businesses and spans a myriad of industries. Through our efforts, we strive to empower innovators, entrepreneurs, faculty researchers and the community to create the ground-breaking ideas and businesses of tomorrow. The Cove @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation 5270 California Ave., Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92617


Orange County Startup Council

The Orange County Startup Council connects new technology and software startup companies to the partners, customers, and investors they need to grow. The Startup Council is a local community service association dedicated to helping diverse Orange County startup founders and their teams build successful new high tech and software companies. Our free directories and services increase the access of all early stage OC tech entrepreneurs and investors to resources, organizations, investors, and events to help accelerate their success.


Rutan & Tucker

Rutan & Tucker’s lawyers are widely known as the best and most effective attorneys in California. Rutan recruits top lawyers from the finest law schools around the country. As a result, Rutan is staffed with attorneys of the highest caliber who provide the most sophisticated legal services available today. Rutan’s commitment to excellence and value set us apart from other top firms, and enable us to meet the challenge of obtaining the desired results for our clients at the best possible cost. Today, Rutan & Tucker’s practice extends nationwide, while maintaining our connection to the fabric of California. Rutan & Tucker continues to distinguish itself as one of California’s largest full-service law firms, as it has for decades, with a significant presence in Orange County, Silicon Valley and San Francisco. 611 Anton Blvd., Ste. 1400 Costa Mesa, CA 92626



It’s time to grow your startup. Countsy provides Accounting and HR to venture backed startups. Through a unique combination of on demand CFOs and streamlined technologies, we free you from back office management and empower you to focus on what matters most. Delighting customers. Perfecting solutions. Accelerating growth. From Payroll and Benefits to GAAP Financials and Board Reporting, you get the support you need to be transaction ready. Efficient. Scalable. Done right. One-Pager Info Sheet Contact: Gavin Block gblock@countsy.com



Nurturing marketing strategists for companies using HubSpot. For more information, please visit: www.remotish.agency


Objective Capital Partners

Objective Capital Partners, LLC is a leading investment banking firm offering M&A Advisory, Valuation Advisory, Capital Formation and Corporate Development Services for privately held and public companies with enterprise values up to $250 million We combine a world-class process with deep industry-specific expertise and an exceptional team of specialized professionals across four practices: Business Services, Consumer, Life Sciences & Healthcare, and Technology We believe that maximizing the value of a business requires a highly personalized and industry specialized approach. We are engineered to secure remarkable outcomes for clients by leveraging our deep industry specific knowledge and extensive relationships with active buyers in our core industries of focus. Since 2006, Objective Capital is tenaciously invested in providing world-class, sector-focused advisory services aligned with its clients’ objectives. Please visit the website for more information: www.objectivecp.com


Hall Private Wealth Advisors

Hall Private Wealth Advisors is a boutique wealth management practice with a national client base.  As a fiduciary, we believe in promoting financial literacy without confusing industry jargon or complex financial packaging. We offer clear explanations and common-sense advice with a low fee structure. The firm operates like a family office integrating planning, portfolio management, retirement, collaboration regarding succession and legacy planning, philanthropic and tax-savings strategies and more. More info here: https://hallpwa.com


Eternal Perspective Productions

At Eternal Perspective Productions our mission is to help you grow your business, increase your sales, and share your unique story through the power of video! We love partnering with Brands, Businesses, and Entrepreneurs to help them succeed and bring their vision to life in a creative and impactful way.We are with you every step of the way during the production process, from start to finish. We help you dream up and create ideas that align with your marketing needs, or help you conceptualize your own ideas. We even offer Video Consultation Services to help you establish your next steps and have a crystal clear vision for your Video Marketing.We specialize in helping you Create, Capture, and Share a variety of videos including: Commercials, Social Media Content, Client Testimonials, Brand Campaigns, Corporate Videos and Meetings, Product & Training Videos,  and Conferences and Live Events.  We also offer outstanding Livestreaming Services for Conferences, Events, or anything you need to share LIVE. Whatever the project may be, we’d love to help!Visit our website to see examples of our work and set up a time for us to connect!www.eppvideo.com



Our Venture Capital practice provides Audit, Tax, and Advisory services to assist you at any stage of your life cycle. We use our knowledge of the Venture Capital ecosystem and global network of KPMG professionals to help entrepreneurial ventures address complex marketplace challenges while staying ahead of the competition. Our passion and mind set match the companies we serve: entrepreneurial, hands-on, proactive, visionary and dedicated. Contact: Ryan Youhan



Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. Cooley has 900+ lawyers across 13 offices in the United States, China and Europe.We represent 6,000+ innovative, high-growth private company clients. Our work with emerging companies often begins prior to company formation and progresses through the full evolution of a startup's life.  We have unparalleled access to the largest and most influential network of venture capital investors in the world.  We handle 1,200+ VC financings annually, with an equal split between investor and company representation.www.cooley.com 


LA CTO Forum

The mission of the LA CTO Forum is to foster the SoCal technology ecosystem. We believe that by helping our members to be more effective CTOs, we can have a positive impact on the ecosystem. The Forum is a vibrant, private, invite-only network of software CTOs who exchange ideas, share experiences, and help each other when needed. We conduct monthly meetings, quarterly roundtables, and discuss different business and technology topics. Contact: Tony Karrer: akarrer@techempower.com


Perkins Coie LLP

With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie LLP represents great companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth—from startups to FORTUNE 500 corporations. We provide a full array of corporate, litigation and intellectual property legal services offering innovative solutions to complex legal issues. Perkins Coie dedicates a holistic approach to life sciences in biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and digital health, from formation and financing, to technology licensing and development, to protecting intellectual property. We provide strategic advice and practical counsel with many attorneys holding advanced degrees in molecular biology, chemistry or biophysics. Our attorneys understand the highly competitive nature of the industry as well as both the law and science behind innovative technology including the convergence of life sciences with other emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and biometrics. www.perkinscoie.com


Coeptus Law

Coeptus Law is inspired by the phrase on the dollar bill “annuit coeptis,” meaning providence favors new ventures.  Amazing serendipities occur once you commit to a new venture.  And we focus on that – new venture startup companies, from formation and equity financing, IP licensing and registration, to nirvana at M&A.  We establish lasting relationships with our clients and provide strategic business and legal advice that is critical to their success.  Clients seek Coeptus Law because of our personable, can-do, practical solution-oriented approach to legal and business issues.  Contact founder Brian Dirkmaat at brian@coeptuslaw.com or 760-685-3893.  Find out more here: https://www.coeptuslaw.com


Marsh & Mclennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) is one of the nation’s leading insurance brokerages, offering a comprehensive line of risk management and employee benefit solutions. The firm specializes in commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, retirement and wealth management, compensation consulting, executive liability, personal lines, and surety. MMA is a subsidiary of Marsh Inc., the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. MMA’s Western Region is headquartered in San Diego and has offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and Anchorage, Alaska. For more information, visit www.mma-west.com.Contact: Erin Chisdak: Erin.Chisdak@marshmma.com



Flock is a faster, more organized way for teams to communicate. Flock provides one-on-one chat and public and private channels. It offers multi-party video and audio calling and screen sharing. It also integrates with over forty third party apps including Google Drive, Github, Trello, Asana and many others and provides a set of business apps including Shared To-dos, Reminders, Polls, Note Sharing, Code Snippet Sharing and so on. Flock is the first team messenger with full multi-lingual support in Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish.


Moss Adams

Moss Adams is a fully integrated professional services firm dedicated to assisting clients with growing, managing, and protecting prosperity. With more than 3,400 professionals across more than 25 locations in the West and beyond, we work with many of the world’s most innovative companies and leaders. Our strength in the middle market enables us to advise clients at all intervals of development—from start-up, to rapid growth and expansion, to transition. Please contact: Kevin Dusi - kevin.dusi@mossadams.com - 858-627-1436


Sayva Solutions

Sayva is derived from the word Seva (pron Say-va), meaning selfless service. It embraces our fundamental belief that long-term relationships are created through teamwork and doing what is in the best interest of others.Sayva is a relationship oriented consulting and recruiting firm that matches the best talent in the market with specialized project, interim, and direct hire needs. Our unique approach, extensive network, and professional backgrounds allow us to work closely with you to develop customized solutions that meet your needs and deliver results.Click here for more details: HERE



TriNet 4747 Executive Drive, Suite 210 San Diego, CA 92121 TriNet provides small and midsize businesses with a full-service HR solution so they can free themselves from the complexities of HR and focus on their goals. As their trusted HR business partner, TriNet assumes many of the responsibilities of being an employer and helps these companies contain HR costs, minimize employer-related risks and relieve the administrative burden of HR. TriNet offers bundled HR products tailored by industry and strategic HR services, resulting in a comprehensive and empowering solution. Contact: Mishima San mishima.san@trinet.com 510.875.7218    


John G. Watson Foundation

 San Diego, CA  The John G. Watson Foundation was established in 2012 by the Tech Coast Angels (TCA) as a memorial fund in honor of John G. Watson. The fund was initiated by a $1 million gift from the family of John G. Watson,who was an active angel investor with the TCA until his untimely death in 2010. The Foundation utilizes investment earnings from the Watson family to fund activities that promote entrepreneurism in Southern California.John G. Watson was an active investor committed to innovation and further development of the prevalent entrepreneurial climate within San Diego. The mission of the Foundation is to honor John G. Watson’s memory and life through continued support of entrepreneurism in the San Diego region. The John G. Watson Foundation works to carry on his legacy and dedication to innovation by backing a variety of entrepreneurial businesses, individuals, as well as events and activities in the area. The John G. Watson Foundation is a non-profit entity, with all monetary support received assigned directly towards continued funding of new and existing entrepreneurial initiatives.Find out more here.


Falcon West Insurance

Falcon West InsuranceWe specialize in placing insurance programs for your business and personal liabilities, property, and worker’s compensation. Over the last 21 years, we’ve gained the trust of several thousand companies and individuals who’ve made us their insurance partner.  We work with clients across the country in seeking out the best balance of coverage, risk retention, and competitive pricing for your program. Our specialty is working with technology firms and high net worth individuals in recommending appropriate coverages including Director’s & Officer’s Liability, Personal Liability, IP Protection and other forms of property & casualty insurance.Contact Mike Tanghe, Partner and Vice President, ph 619 452-1320 and miket@falconwestins.comFind more info here 


Smith Fidler Communications

    865 Tahoe Boulevard, Suite 214 Incline Village, NV 89451 Map & Directions Smith Fidler Communications provides public relations, media relations and online communications for technology and telecommunications companies, category creators and innovators who want to boost their recognition, enhance their reputation and amplify their market share. Smith Fidler started in 1998 as a high-tech PR consultancy based in San Francisco and Sydney. For over 14 years, we have continued to provide PR and outreach services for innovative companies -- and the creative agencies who work with them. Find out more here.



4607 Lakeview Canyon Road, Suite 290 Westlake Village, CA 91361 Phone: (888) 412-6831 FAX: (888) 412-6831 Map & Directions socalTECH.com provides up to date news and information about high tech companies in Southern California, including interviews, a calendar of local events, and a database of technology firms in the region. socalTECH has been dedicated to promoting the technology industry in Southern California since 1998, and provides the most in-depth, up-to-date, and focused view of high tech in the Southern California area. socalTECH provides breaking news coverage of Southern California tech companies, including venture funding, business news, and interviews with local technology entrepreneurs and industry luminaries. The SoCal TechNews is published daily, and is available on the web or delivered via email. The socalTECH.com web site also offers an extensive database of local high tech companies, venture capital and private equity firms, incubators, and service providers, which can be used to find capital, employment, customers, partners, and much much more. Find out more here.


Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

  15260 Ventura Boulevard, 20th Floor Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 Map & Directions Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a corporate, securities and intellectual property law firm focusing on the representation of emerging growth and technology companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, investors, private equity funds, investment bankers and underwriters, and clients in the entertainment industry. Our mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective.  These principles are the hallmarks of our Firm. Find out more info here.


Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

  Orange County Office 660 Newport Center Drive Suite 1600 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone (949) 725-4000 Fax (949) 725-4100 Map & Directions San Diego Office 4365 Executive Drive Suite 1500 San Diego, CA 92121 Phone (858) 926-3000 Fax (858) 926-3001 Map & Directions Santa Monica Office 100 Wilshire Boulevard Fourth Floor Santa Monica, CA 90401 Phone (424) 214-7000 Fax (424) 214-7010 Map & Directions Stradling is the premier law firm for emerging growth companies in Orange County. Having begun in Orange County in 1975, the firm has grown along with the many industries that have flourished in this vibrant part of the country.  The firm is heavily involved in the community, particularly in the growth of its technology and life sciences, retail and distribution companies that are so much a part of the Southern California business climate.  The firm is also among the leading public finance law firms in the state. The firm has developed sophistcated practices to meet the needs of companies who no longer need to venture to Silicon Valley or Wall Street to be sure they have the best trained lawyers. The firm's offices house anywhere from 80 to 100 lawyers at any given time, in its signature building looking out over the coastline and Balboa Peninsula. Find out more here.


Sheppard Mullin

  12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200San Diego, CA 92130 T: 858.720.8900 F: 858.509.3691Map & DirectionsSheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with over 550 attorneys in 11 offices located in California, New York, Washington, D.C. and Shanghai.  The development and expansion of our practice in response to client needs remains the core focus of our leadership. Our attorneys take the time to understand not only the legal needs of our clients but also their business objectives.  Our legal and business acumen, value for fees incurred, commitment to client service, and adherence to the highest ethical standards combine to set Sheppard Mullin apart.  We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss value, as you define it, and find solutions that work. Our clients include 56 of the Fortune 100 companies.  Our ability to attract the world’s most dynamic companies is supported by a truly diverse practice, which includes specific expertise in: Antitrust, Corporate, Entertainment, Media & Technology, Finance, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Government Contracts, Intellectual Property, International, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental, Tax, Employee Benefits & Estate Planning, and white collar defense.Find out more here.


Pivotal Law Firm

  25 Mauchly, Suite 319 Irvine, CA 92618 Phone (949) 287-8015 Fax (949) 287-8187 Map & Directions We are big law firm refugees. After spending decades at law firms with 500 lawyers and above, we’ve unshackled ourselves from the rigid rules and billable rates of big law firms in order to better serve our clients. We are a big law firm experience and service in a small firm environment! We are practical, down-to-earth advisors with an exceptionally good bedside manner. We speak plain-talk and we don’t get hung up on issues for which you don’t want us to be wasting your time and your money. We don’t make decisions for you, but we will empower you with sufficient background and understanding so that you can make an informed, business decision. Find out more here.


Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

  12790 El Camino Real San Diego, CA 92130 Tel: 858-707-4000 Fax: 858-707-4001Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, currently the third largest IP firm nationwide, is a law firm practicing exclusively in the area of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, rights of publicity, unfair competition, and related litigation and licensing.The firm maintains offices in Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Riverside, Washington D.C., and Seattle. Services are provided to clients throughout the United States and the world. At present, the firm is composed of more than 250 lawyers and scientists, nearly all of whom hold undergraduate or graduate degrees in either engineering or the technical sciences.This combination of law and technology makes Knobbe Martens uniquely qualified to represent a diverse array of clients in a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters.Find out more here.


Kleinberg & Lerner, LLP

Kleinberg & Lerner, LLP works with its clients to identify, protect and maximize their intellectual property assets. Our clients include corporations, partnerships, sole proprietors, entrepreneurs, inventors, designers, and authors.  With decades of experience in intellectual property matters of all types, Kleinberg & Lerner, LLP strives to protect and maintain our client’s intellectual property. Since its inception in 1985, our firm has worked to enable our clients to acquire, license, protect and enforce their intellectual property.  Over that time, our firm has acquired a reputation for outstanding work, above-average counseling and for building strong, long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients.  Our attorneys are highly client-focused and strive to provide the best work product and advice to our clients. Contact: Marshall Lerner - Managing Partner - mlerner@kleinberglerner.com - (310) 557-1511 Extension 3015 Find out more here.


Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator

La Kretz Innovation Campus 525 S. Hewitt Street Los Angeles, CA 90013  See map: Google Maps Los Angeles has launched its cleantech business incubator to accelerate development of cleantech start-ups by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching and mentoring, and access to a growing network of experts and capital. LACI is the business equivalent of baseball’s farm system: it identifies local talent, nurtures it, and helps it get to market, resulting in more jobs and a bigger green economy in Los Angeles. Find out more here.


First Republic

1888 Century Park East Los Angeles, CA 90067  See map: Google Maps Contact: Kate McRoskey kmcroskey@firstrepublic.com Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Palm Beach, Boston, Greenwich, and New York City. First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for individuals and businesses, including deposit services, as well as residential, commercial and personal loans. Find out more here.