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# 🎉OC Tech is back! It's the best place for, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, innovators, investors, the technologically inclined and the creatively inspired. Since 2014 we've imagined a future where we can all get together, support the local technology community and foster innovation here in Orange County. We’ve had some of the world’s foremost founders and thought leaders, prominent investors and game changers

# 👉 With a network of over 8,000+ strong, OC Tech is a 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.

# 👉 Our events will be both in-person and streamed virtually. 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:


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MASTERPIECE: The Emotional Journey to Creating Tech Giant - with Dean Stoecker

Data is at the core of today's economy, and businesses must learn to harness it to innovate and survive. Dean Stoecker created Alteryx before the Internet was mainstream and before the cloud existed. As a public company worth more than $7 billion, he now provides data-driven analysis and insights.

But his path to that success was not linear or logical or without its deep swamps of despair. Dean had many entrepreneurial false starts before he finally found his path.

In this candid, engaging OC Tech Book talk, Dean will describe the emotional journey that inevitably accompanies any success in life. We all want to create something great—a great marriage, a great friendship, a great career, a great family, and if you’re as fortunate as Dean, a great tech business.

But building any masterpiece is as difficult as it is rewarding. People give up. They lose confidence. They can’t get through the tough parts. But, as Dean’s own story shows, most failures are not failures of vision or talent, but of belief and will. In fact, they’re not even failures at all. If you can learn to navigate the often overwhelming obstacles and dark moments, your efforts will be rewarded.

About the speaker:
Dean Stoecker, cofounded Alteryx in 1997 when data analytics was barely considered a category and waited slowly for the market to catch up, going public two decades later. He is now the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors to Alteryx and on many other boards in tech.

7:00pm - 7:15pm - Networking
7:15pm - 8:00pm - Keynote by Dean Stoecker + Q and A
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Networking

Food and beverages will be provided!

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