- Fireside Chat: Women in Tech + Networking!
OCTHHx Event Featuring Women in Tech As we celebrate women in tech, we also celebrate the woman who founded OC Startups Now, Deirdre Newman. OCSN remains the only digital news website covering OC’s start up/innovation ecosystem. March is the one-year anniversary of this website. All content is vetted by Deirdre, a professional journalist. The value of the content is the exclusive news and interviews with CEOs and top officials of companies and organizations that are part of the ecosystem. Deirdre worked with the leaders of the OC Tech Happy Hour meetup group to honor women in tech in March. Deirdre continues to report on the successes, and investigate the trials and tribulations of OC's ecosystem, through this independent news website. This website showcases the energy and vitality of OC's entrepreneurs, and the movers and shakers who are working tirelessly to elevate OC's ecosystem, and to unify it with Los Angeles' and San Diego's ecosystems. You can find out more about OC Startups Now here: https://www.ocstartupsnow.com/ Panelists------- Heidi Golledge Founder of Jobot https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidigolledge/ Melinda Kim Co-founder, Director of PeopleSpace https://www.linkedin.com/in/melindakim/ Ellie K. Vilendrer Vilendrer Law, PC https://www.linkedin.com/in/vilendrer/ Facilitator------- Rick Girard CEO of StrideSearch https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-girard-07722/ Event Host------- Ryan Kooklan VP of Vanguard Electronics https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-k/
- 2019 OCTHH Kickoff!
2019 is going to be a pivotal year for OC Tech Happy Hour. Each month we will be having a social mixer at an exciting venue in Orange County with the usual OC Tech Happy Hour hospitality you've come to expect. Each event will feature 2 startups! Every quarter, we will be having speaking events and interviews in larger gatherings with the spirit and energy that gives Silicon Valley a run for its money! We've formed a new board of directors and will be filing for Non-Profit status in 2019! For those of you who didn't read last year's end of year address, please take a moment to read below. See you at the event! A humble thank you, That first event -- I wasn't sure if anyone was going to show up. We were at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach and we'd booked the Aqua Lounge bar area. At first, a few people to started trickling in. I would shake each person's hand and introduce myself and learn more about who they were. That first night, I maxed out my credit card buying people drinks. We continued to host events at the Aqua Lounge, friendships were formed, business deals were made, startups were funded and we were growing rapidly as a movement and group in Orange County. "Orange County tech and startups are on the rise! Let's give Silicon Valley a run for its money, one beer at a time!" We then started doing pitch competitions and brought in founders from billion dollar companies to speak and drop knowledge. We've had Halloween VR experience parties on The Deck in Laguna Beach, launched viral content networks at the WeWork in the Spectrum Tower, enjoyed ocean surf views at Zimzala in Huntington Beach, and found our Lean Startup Hustle at Eureka Building in Irvine. 7,000 Orange County members strong and over 20,000 members in the National Tech Happy Hour network, let's keep this train going with a new commitment for the community by the community to do even more events, drive even more activity and make Orange County the most badass place to start a company in the world! We're passionate founders, marketers, executives, investors and doers and we're here to make a dent in the world. Let's get together and celebrate over 4 years strong, and cheers to another decade! Let's rock this. Let's make this the best event we've ever done. Share your favorite OCTHH moments with the hashtags #octhh #4years Here's to you, Hunter Lee Decker 🔥 Founder, Chairman of the Board (949) 748 - 0504 - call or text anytime
- Eureka's 4th Annual Tech the Halls
'Tis the season to be nerdy, or well...jolly! *THIS EVENT HAS A $5 DOOR CHARGE + REGISTRATION ON EVENTBRITE! Head to 4thannualtechthehalls.eventbrite.com to register! If you don't register ahead of time, you can pay at the door via cash or card! Grab your friends, family and ugliest holiday sweater and come Tech the Halls with Eureka, WeWork, LearningFuze and Startup Grind Irvine! Join us for an OC Tech holiday party as we bring together developers, aspiring developers, tech companies hiring for desperately needed technical talent and all other things tech and startup related for a fun, holiday-themed evening. There will be an ugly sweater competition, holiday giveaways, pizza, and more! See you then!
- The 4th Annual Timmy Awards
Tech in Motion is proud to present Orange County's 4th Annual Timmy Awards! What are the Timmy Awards? The Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion (https://hubs.ly/H0d3jKJ0) is an awards ceremony recognizing the best places for tech professionals to work in OC. While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those technologists, the companies and managers supporting and driving the innovation. And we want YOU to weigh in. The 2018 OC Timmy Awards (details below): Join us Tuesday, October 23rd at the Irvine Improv to celebrate the winning organizations and individuals at the 4th Annual Timmy Awards Ceremony! We will kick off the evening with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and product demos from some of the best companies in OC tech! The award ceremony will take place mid-evening to reveal the runners up & winners in all 2018 award categories. A celebration will follow exulting the best and the brightest in tech; especially our Timmy’s finalists and recipients! Timmy Award winners are determined by (50%) public voting and (50%) judge's voting. That means, we need YOU to vote! VOTE NOW FOR THE 2018 TIMMY AWARDS: https://hubs.ly/H0dLhmD0 To view the 2018 OC Award Categories & Finalists, see photos below! --- *JUDGE PANEL (See Photos Below): Jonathan Clarke, VP Software Development, BitCentral, Inc https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-clarke-5b8a7889/ Josephine Munis, MBA, President, The VR AR Association https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephinemunis/ Casey Kindiger, CEO, Grok https://www.linkedin.com/in/caseykindiger/ Dalip Jaggi, CEO, Devise Interactive https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalipj/ *HOST (See Photos Below): Ville Houttu, CEO, Vincit https://www.linkedin.com/in/vhouttu/ THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS: Devise Interactive, www.deviseinteractive.com --- Interested in Covering the Timmy Awards? Provide your details here and we will get in touch as soon as possible: https://hubs.ly/H0d3j-50 As always, we would like to thank our creators Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for making the Timmy Awards possible. Interested in partnering with the Timmy's? Contact Us: https://hubs.ly/H0d3jYj0
- Eureka's 5th Annual #TechtoberfestOC ft. Bill Andreozzi (Former CTO Weedmaps)
The 5th annual #TechtoberfestOC is here Join Eureka for a night dedicated to talking tech + other market trends while enjoying tasty brews and brats in October in Eureka's outdoor Park! This year will feature a fireside chat with the former CTO of Weedmaps, Bill (William) Andreozzi. YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH EVENTBRITE TO GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT! RSVP: 5thannualtechtoberfestoc.eventbrite.com About Bill Andreozzi: Former CTO of Weedmaps. Bill is an experienced Chief Technology Officer with strong commercial, strategic, operational and technical leadership capabilities, developed during a rewarding international career within the technology sector spanning over two decades. Natural entrepreneur with extensive business acumen, operates at board level to shape innovative IT strategies aligned with corporate objectives, and analyses global data architectures & business systems to devise alternative approaches that yield multi-million dollar cost efficiencies. Possesses full P&L visibility and controls OPEX & CAPEX, takes technical ownership for new start-ups as well as established brands such as Microsoft, ANC Sports, Dollar Beard Club, and Toolots, to spearhead the delivery of IT strategic roadmaps aligned with Agile (PML) & SCRUM that embed the latest technologies into worldwide corporate landscapes. About Weedmaps: Weedmaps is the technology platform powering the cannabis industry. We help millions of people find, learn and talk about cannabis, and thousands of organizations to empower their employees, serve their customers, and build what’s next for their cannabis business. Whether they are a grower, producer, retailer or consumer, our products are engineered for security, reliability, and scalability, running the full stack from application infrastructure to end user devices. Program: 6:00 - 6:30 | Networking + Registration 6:30 - 7:30 | Fireside Chat with Eureka Founder, Peter Polydor + Bill Andreozzi 7:30 | Eats available from The Viking Truck, Lawn Games, Cash Bar, + more! 9:30 | Event concludes See you there! Check back for more updates!
- Worldz Cultural Marketing Summit
[promo event] use code: Amplify25 for 25% off tickets! http://bit.ly/2OjEFCJ Unlike a traditional business conferences, WORLDZ is mission-driven and a 10-year journey to unite tomorrow’s leaders with CEOs, CMOs and cultural icons designed to connect, educate, and inspire our attendees/members in both their personal and professional lives. WORLDZ is the only summit where you get the top thinkers, leaders, and doers from all major industries together in one place, and the projects & collaborations that happen because of that are the “magic” that makes the difference. We call it the “business of culture.” The WORLDZ community consists of top companies from over 70 major industries with a focus on the “passion” industries driving culture. We will have over 120 billion in media buying in one room. Most conferences focus on a single vertical, industry, or topics. 10-Year Journey - WORLDZ creates a 10-year journey, reinventing what a summit community is. Each chapter is unique experience, and becomes a part of the hero’s journey. Academy for Culture - Our community creates a platform to connect, educate, and inspire our members to excel in their personal and professional lives through the power of culture. “Best Business Friends” - WORLDZ Master Course are all about sharing personal human life stories that make our Masters relatable to WORLDZ members. After attending a WORLDZ summit, our members walk away with new friendships and the tools to excel in their job, get a raise and achieve greatness.
- The Future of OC Tech! 4 year celebration (powered by Integra Ledger)
Introducing one of our special guest, Rockstar speakers, Houston Golden! A musician, surfer, developer and operational leader, Houston drives growth through strategic process and genius-level creativity. Houston Golden is the co-founder of BAMF Media, a company born from growing a community for founders, marketers and growth hackers to help each other by sharing their previously "top secret" hacks. Through relentless commitment to posting valuable content daily, BAMF inspired others to do the same, and the community flourished. Now, BAMF is a collective of more than 20,000 Badass Marketers and Founders, and Mark Zuckerberg himself named BAMF as one of his favorite Facebook groups. Prior to starting BAMF, Houston was the Director of Lead Generation and Marketing at Start Engine, then the Director of Growth Strategy at Hawke Media. ------- A letter from the OCTHH founder: A humble thank you, That first event -- I wasn't sure if anyone was going to show up. We were at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach and we'd booked the Aqua Lounge bar area. At first, a few people to started trickling in. I would shake each person's hand and introduce myself and learn more about who they were. That first night, I maxed out my credit card buying people drinks. We continued to host events at the Aqua Lounge, friendships were formed, business deals were made, startups were funded and we were growing rapidly as a movement and group in Orange County. "Orange County tech and startups are on the rise! Let's give Silicon Valley a run for its money, one beer at a time!" We then started doing pitch competitions and brought in founders from billion dollar companies to speak and drop knowledge. We've had Halloween VR experience parties on The Deck in Laguna Beach, launched viral content networks at the WeWork in the Spectrum Tower, enjoyed ocean surf views at Zimzala in Huntington Beach, and found our Lean Startup Hustle at Eureka Building in Irvine. 7,000 Orange County members strong and over 20,000 members in the National Tech Happy Hour network, let's keep this train going with a new commitment for the community by the community to do even more events, drive even more activity and make Orange County the most badass place to start a company in the world! We're passionate founders, marketers, executives, investors and doers and we're here to make a dent in the world. Let's get together and celebrate 4 years strong, and cheers to another decade! We're going all out and we're here to give back to you. We'll have the usual OC Tech Happy Hour hospitality paired with some special guest speakers and the best networking in Orange County at the newly renovated and refreshed Eureka Building Park Venue! We'll be revealing our plans for the next 2 years and show you how we're going to make the community that much stronger. A very, very special thanks to our co-host, David Fisher from Integra Ledger. A startup that originally pitched at an OC Tech Happy Hour over 3 years ago and now they're the foremost and largest Legal Blockchain in the world! Also a special thanks to BAMF Media -- Badass Marketers and Founders -- the premiere global Growth Hacking group and badass marketing agency. Let's rock this. Let's make this the best event we've ever done. Share your favorite OCTHH moments with the hashtags #octhh #4years Here's to you, Hunter Lee Decker 🔥 Organizer, Executive Director (949) 748 - 0504 - call or text anytime
- [Summer Nights] Eureka
Join us with Eureka Building for the 2nd Annual Eureka Summer Nights! On Wednesday, July 25th, join us for a panel discussion on something we all struggle with in our businesses - "How to work smarter, not harder". In true Eureka-style, we will start the night with networking in our Atrium and then kickoff our panel, to conclude with a summer-themed party outside replete with music, tacos, and more! And then, Zoho's taking their best and brightest on the road in the Zoho Bus to help startups and small business' grow. That's right: They're taking a giant RV on the road across California to help you understand how Zoho One can help you optimize your business. Whether you're moving your business online or looking to try out some new apps, they'll be there to show you how you can enhance your business' productivity and innovation with their cloud-based suite. We'll have fun activities, a *cash* bar, and a taco truck (non-hosted)...YUM! Check out our panel of experts, More to come soon! Mikhail Alfon, Director of Content Development @ Bluelight.Media Mikhail Alfon is the co-founder of Blue Light Media in Orange County, CA. His experience in marketing and leadership has grown into a fast-growing digital marketing agency helping businesses from Fortune 500 brands to real estate developments. Mikhail (@miqk) is passionate about sharing his story of going from a licensed vocational nurse to professional poker player to marketing entrepreneur. His belief is that with a positive mindset, clear vision, and strong work ethic, anything can be accomplished. His writing has been featured on Entrepreneur.com, and his library of videos on Facebook and YouTube has made him one of the most sought-after speakers and presenters on Orange County. His latest project includes A Day in the Life, an interview series that can be found on iTunes
- [Blockchain Future] OC Blockchain Mixer and Summit
We're bringing back the Blockchain Future events series to Orange County! Mix with on the rise Blockchain companies, hear from industry experts, enjoy amazing food and drinks, see demos and pitches, and get plugged into Blockchain! This is an event in collaboration with OC Tech Happy Hour, Ink Digital Networking, SoCal Blockchain, ICOTGE and CryptoMediaX.