What we're about

Entrepreneurship is hard. OC Tech Happy Hour is not. It's the best place for investors, entrepreneurs, engineers, the technologically inclined and the creatively inspired. Over the past 3 years we've imagined a future where we can all get together, enjoy craft beer / music / networking and enjoy talks from $Billion Company CEOs, Bootstrapped Founders, & Global Technology Leaders.

With a network now over 7,200 members strong, OC Tech Happy Hour is the fun place to embrace the startup culture, make new friends, find investors, invest in companies, learn about cutting edge technology and generally be a good human being.

We have both social and more formal tech events and everything in between. There's something for everyone whether you're just getting started or are a seasoned serial tech entrepreneur.

Our startups have raised 10s of millions of dollars, our speakers have come from virtually every industry including Virtual Reality, Blockchain (Bitcoin), Nutrition, Information Technology, SaaS, and even Wine Making!

Check out our Feature in Entrepreneur Magazine for more info:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/286871

Upcoming events (2)

2019 OCTHH Kickoff!

AC Hotel Irvine

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

5th Annual Eureka FEST

Eureka Building

$24.99

Eureka FEST turns 5! **Head to EUREKAON.COM/TICKETS* to reserve your seat! Eureka FEST is the BIGGEST startup festival in Orange County and it is our largest event of the year! We're celebrating entrepreneurship with music, parties, pitches, and innovative content from speakers you won't want to miss. Come hear from our distinguished lineup of speakers, network with industry influencer's, hear new companies pitch and demo their products + startup + companies...and most importantly, have a good time and get inspired! Eureka FEST turns 5! We're back for the 5th Eureka FEST and we're excited to bring you our preliminary speaker lineup for next year! Eureka FEST is the BIGGEST startup festival in Orange County and it is our largest event of the year! We're celebrating entrepreneurship with music, parties, pitches, and innovative content from speakers you won't want to miss. Come hear from our distinguished lineup of speakers, network with industry influencers, hear new companies pitch and demo their products + startup + companies...and most importantly, have a good time and get inspired! 2019 CONFIRMED SPEAKERS - Stellen Volandes, Editor in Chief - Town and Country Magazine - Billy Zane, Actor + CEO, Caltech Media Lab - Rasha Khajawa, CEO, Toucan Ventures - Niko Bonatsos, Managing Partner, General Catalyst - Ana Gojia, Actress + Musician - Laura Evans Manatos, Emmy Winning Journalist - Chronis Tsianakis, President, Pulse + Opinion - Jessica Warren, Partner, TechSmart Venture Partners - Shayna Haddon, President + Creative Director, True - Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President + CEO, Earth Friendly Products 2019 PROSPECTIVE SCHEDULE @ Atrium Stage (Indoor) 10:00 AM Registration + Networking 11:00 AM Keynote 11:30 AM Eureka Award Presentation - Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President + CEO, Earth Friendly Products 12:30 PM Lunch - *Box lunch will be provided + is included with purchase of FULL FEST ticket 1:00 PM Panel 2:00 PM Network + Chill 2:15 PM Panel 2:45 PM Network + Chill 3:00 PM Panel 3:45 PM Network + Chill 4:00 PM - 5th Annual FEST Pitch Contest @ Atrium Stage (Indoor) 10:00 AM Registration 11:00 AM Panel 11:30 AM Panel 12:30 PM Lunch - *Box lunch will be provided and is included with 'Full FEST' ticket purchase 1:30 PM Panel 3:00 PM Panel 4:00 PM 5th Annual FEST Startup Pitch Contest, ATRIUM STAGE @ The Concourse (On Eureka Lot) 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Demo Showcase 5:30 - 9:00 PM - After-Party FEST-IVITIES Keynote Speakers Expert Panels Lunch Annual Eureka FEST Pitch Contest Demo Showcase Annual Eureka Award Presentation After-Party Live Performance(s) Food Trucks Bars Networking + Connecting

Past events (83)

Eureka's 4th Annual Tech the Halls

Eureka Building

$5.00

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