• Startup Grind Global Conference – 20% Discount!

    Join us at the Startup Grind 2019 Global Conference for 20% off! http://bit.ly/2RHZjPK Feb 12-13 in Silicon Valley, the Startup Grind Global Conference invites you to join 8,000+ innovators, entrepreneurs, startups, partners, investors, and thought leaders for 2 days of invaluable educational content, impactful networking opportunities, investor meetings, and of course - parties! Learn the latest tech startup trends from world famous thought leaders like: Reid Hoffman (Partner, Greylock Partners & Co-founder of LinkedIn), Michael Seibel (CEO, Y Combinator), Joe Gabbia (Co-founder, Airbnb), Arlan Hamilton (Founder, Backstage Capital), Aaron Levie (Co-founder, Box), John Collison (Co-founder, Stripe), Payal Kadakia (Founder, ClassPass), Greg Brockman (Co-founder, OpenAI) and many more. Whether you are looking for a co-founder, joining a startup, have just started your own new venture, or are grinding and scaling your startup, there’s something for you at Startup Grind 2019. http://bit.ly/2RHZjPK SAVE BIG: 20% Off Discounted Tickets As a supporter of the OC Startup Council, you can get 20% OFF discounted tickets with the Promo Code "scottfox20" or just by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2RHZjPK For more details on the Startup Grind Global Conference, check out this post on the new OC Startups blog: https://www.ocstartups.org/2019/01/startup-grind-global-conference-20-discount.html Ticket prices increase every few weeks as the event approaches, so use this link ASAP to save 20% off your Startup Grind 2019 conference pass: http://bit.ly/2RHZjPK Hope to see you there! p.s. While you're at the OC Startups blog, be sure to sign up for the FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER. You’ll get useful local startup news, deals, and more discounts on future Orange County startup events, too: https://www.OCstartups.org

  • MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop #21 - SOLD OUT!

    WeWork Irvine Spectrum, 3RD FLOOR

    OC ENTREPRENEURS: Join us for another MasterMinds Startup Q&A Workshop! GET YOUR TICKET HERE BEFORE THIS ONE SELLS OUT, TOO: https://mastermindsoc21.eventbrite.com Bring your startup ideas and business strategy questions so our friendly group of local entrepreneurs and business owners can help you accelerate your startup farther, faster! The MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator offers local entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, and friends a place to share their challenges and expertise F2F to help each other grow their businesses faster. With these private peer group coaching workshops we aim to accelerate the OC entrepreneurship community by sharing business strategy, marketing, IT, legal, design, staffing, product development, financing, and growth hacking problems in order to help incubate better solutions together. MasterMinds OC is a friendly NO SALES PITCH environment. It's perfect for anyone with startup ideas or businesses who wants to share experiences or challenges in a friendly, problem-solving format that can help everyone in the community learn and succeed. Hosted by best-selling author, Scott Fox, a serial Internet entrepreneur and local angel investor, our MasterMinds sessions are the F2F extension of the popular MasterMinds Startup Founders Forum (http://www.MasterMindsForum.com) he’s been running online since 2009. THIS PAID PRIVATE EVENT IS LIMITED TO 40 PEOPLE. PLEASE REGISTER TODAY HERE - THESE EVENTS SELL OUT EVERY TIME! https://mastermindsoc21.eventbrite.com {Click through to EventBrite to check actual attendance that is much higher than shown here...} ** FREE TICKETS - TO THE FIRST 12 PEOPLE WHO SHARE A GOOD QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION or STARTUP PITCH for FEEDBACK. Just use this quick form to submit yours: http://bit.ly/MMQuestion ** AGENDA 5:30pm Making Friends - Arrive on time so you don't miss the introductions! 6:00pm MasterMinds Moderated Q&A Group Discussion 6:45pm Brag Box & Startup Pitches Practice 7:15pm MasterMinds Moderated Q&A Group Discussion (cont.) 7:45pm More Making Friends SPONSORS Azad Virk of Stradling, Attorneys at Law Azad Virk's corporate and technology transactions practices focus on a corporate, commercial, and intellectual property transactions. This includes formation of startups, equity and debt financings, M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, intellectual property, and technology transactions across multiple industries. Cox Business Whether you're well-established or a start-up, leading-edge technology from Cox Business can help keep your business moving in the right direction with fast, reliable Internet, TV, and phone services. Tech Coast Angels (TCA) TCA is the largest angel investor group in the U.S. Since 1997, TCA members have been fueling the growth of innovative companies and entrepreneurs in Southern California with over $180 million invested in more than 300 companies. MODERATOR Scott Fox (http://www.ScottFox.com) 4x Best-selling Author, Serial Internet Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor, Business Strategy Ninja, MasterMinds Leader, Ang*l Investor, Nice Guy. My books: http://www.ScottFoxBooks.com JOIN THE FREE MAILING LIST FOR FUTURE EVENTS AT http://www.MasterMindsOC.org PARKING: Arrive BEFORE the 530pm start time to park free across Spectrum Center Drive in the Irvine Spectrum shopping mall parking structures. Then walk thru the mall to join us on the 3rd floor at WeWork by 530pm. Parking in the ticketed structure immediately across the street is NOT validated. By attending attendees agree to release, indemnify, hold harmless, defend, and pay defense costs for the organizers from any and all liability or claims and consent to use and sharing in any media of any photos or videos taken. NOTE: A free RSVP on Meetup is NOT enough to attend. Please click through to visit EventBrite to register to attend this paid, private event: http://mastermindsoc.eventbrite.com

  • MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop #20

    WeWork Spectrum Center

    OC ENTREPRENEURS: Join us for another MasterMinds Startup Q&A Workshop! GET YOUR TICKET HERE BEFORE THIS ONE SELLS OUT, TOO: https://mastermindsoc20.eventbrite.com Bring your startup ideas and business strategy questions so our friendly group of local entrepreneurs and business owners can help you accelerate your startup farther, faster! The MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator offers a place for hard-working local entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, and friends to share their challenges and expertise F2F to help each other grow their businesses faster. With these private peer group coaching workshops we aim to accelerate the OC entrepreneurship community by sharing business strategy, marketing, IT, legal, design, staffing, product development, financing, and growth hacking problems in order to help incubate better solutions together. MasterMinds OC is a NO SALES PITCHES environment. It's perfect for anyone with new startup ideas or an operating business who wants to share experiences or challenges in a friendly, problem-solving format that can help everyone in the community learn and succeed. Hosted by best-selling author, Scott Fox, a serial Internet entrepreneur and local angel investor, our MasterMinds sessions are the F2F extension of the popular MasterMinds Startup Founders Forum (http://www.MasterMindsForum.com) he’s been running online since 2009. THIS PAID PRIVATE EVENT IS LIMITED TO 40 PEOPLE. PLEASE REGISTER TODAY HERE - THESE EVENTS SELL OUT EVERY TIME! https://mastermindsoc20.eventbrite.com {Click through to EventBrite to check actual attendance that is much higher than shown here...} ** FREE TICKETS - TO THE FIRST 12 PEOPLE ONLY WHO SHARE A GOOD QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION or STARTUP PITCH for FEEDBACK. Just use this quick form to submit yours: http://bit.ly/MMQuestion ** AGENDA 5:30 pm Making Friends - Arrive on time so you don't miss the introductions! 6:00pm MasterMinds Moderated Q&A Group Discussion 6:45 pm Brag Box & Startup Pitches Practice 7:15 pm MasterMinds Moderated Q&A Group Discussion (cont.) 7:45 pm More Making Friends SPONSORS Azad Virk of Stradling, Attorneys at Law Azad Virk's corporate and technology transactions practices focus on a corporate, commercial, and intellectual property transactions. This includes the formation of startups, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, intellectual property and technology transactions across multiple industries. Cox Business Whether you're well-established or a start-up, leading-edge technology from Cox Business can help keep your business moving in the right direction with fast, reliable Internet, TV, and phone services. 24 Hour Designs A mobile app design & rapid-prototyping agency that gets app ideas designed and prototyped within 24 working hours or less. MODERATOR Scott Fox 3x Best-selling Author, Serial Internet Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor, Business Strategy Ninja, MasterMinds Leader, Ang*l Investor, Nice Guy. Join the MasterMinds Startup Founders Forum: https://www.MasterMindsForum.com My books: http://www.ScottFoxBooks.com Come say hello at http://www.ScottFox.com JOIN THE FREE MAILING LIST FOR FUTURE EVENTS AT http://www.MasterMindsOC.org PARKING: Free parking available across Spectrum Center Drive in the Irvine Spectrum shopping mall parking structures. Arrive BEFORE the 530pm start time to park free in the Spectrum garage. Then walk across the street to join us on the 3rd floor at WeWork by 530pm. Parking in the ticketed structure immediately across the street is NOT validated. By attending attendees agree to release, indemnify, hold harmless, defend, and pay defense costs for the organizers from any and all liability or claims and consent to use and sharing in any media of any photos or videos taken.

  • MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop #19 - SOLD OUT AGAIN!

    OC ENTREPRENEURS: Join us for another LIVE MasterMinds Startup Q&A Workshop! GET YOUR TICKET HERE BEFORE THIS ONE SELLS OUT, TOO: https://mastermindsoc19.eventbrite.com Bring your startup ideas and business strategy questions so our friendly group of local entrepreneurs and business owners can help you accelerate your startup farther, faster! The MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator offers a place for hard-working local entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, and friends to share their challenges and expertise F2F to help each other grow their businesses faster. With these private peer group coaching workshops we aim to accelerate the OC entrepreneurship community by sharing business strategy, marketing, IT, legal, design, staffing, product development, financing, and growth hacking problems in order to help incubate better solutions together. MasterMinds OC is a NO SALES PITCHES environment. It's perfect for anyone with new startup ideas or an operating business who wants to share experiences or challenges in a friendly, problem-solving format that can help everyone in the community learn and succeed. Hosted by best-selling author, Scott Fox, a serial Internet entrepreneur and local angel investor, our MasterMinds sessions are the F2F extension of the popular MasterMinds Startup Founders Forum (http://www.MasterMindsForum.com) he’s been running online since 2009. THIS PAID PRIVATE EVENT IS LIMITED TO 40 PEOPLE. PLEASE REGISTER TODAY HERE - THESE EVENTS SELL OUT EVERY TIME! https://mastermindsoc19.eventbrite.com {Click through to EventBrite to check actual attendance that is much higher than shown here...} ** FREE TICKETS - TO THE FIRST 12 PEOPLE ONLY WHO SHARE A GOOD QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION or STARTUP PITCH for FEEDBACK. Just use this quick form to submit yours: http://bit.ly/MMQuestion ** AGENDA 5:30 pm Making Friends - Arrive on time so you don't miss the introductions! 6:00pm MasterMinds Moderated Q&A Group Discussion 6:45 pm Brag Box & Startup Pitches Practice 7:15 pm MasterMinds Moderated Q&A Group Discussion (cont.) 8:00 pm More Making Friends SPONSORS Azad Virk of Stradling, Attorneys at Law Azad Virk's corporate and technology transactions practices focus on a corporate, commercial, and intellectual property transactions. This includes the formation of startups, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, intellectual property and technology transactions across multiple industries. Cox Business Whether you're well-established or a start-up, leading-edge technology from Cox Business can help keep your business moving in the right direction with fast, reliable Internet, TV, and phone services. MODERATOR Scott Fox 3x Best-selling Author, Serial Internet Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor, Business Strategy Ninja, MasterMinds Leader, Ang*l Investor, Nice Guy. Join the MasterMinds Startup Founders Forum: https://www.MasterMindsForum.com My books: http://www.ScottFoxBooks.com Come say hello at http://www.ScottFox.com JOIN THE FREE MAILING LIST FOR FUTURE EVENTS AT http://www.MasterMindsOC.org PARKING: Free parking available across Spectrum Center Drive in the Irvine Spectrum shopping mall parking structures. Arrive BEFORE the 530pm start time to park free in the Spectrum garage. Then walk across the street to join us on the 3rd floor at WeWork by 530pm. Parking in the ticketed structure immediately across the street is NOT validated. By attending attendees agree to release, indemnify, hold harmless, defend, and pay defense costs for the organizers from any and all liability or claims and consent to use and sharing in any media of any photos or videos taken.

  • MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop #18 - SOLD OUT!

    WeWork Spectrum Center

    OC STARTUPS: Join us for another LIVE MasterMinds Startup Q&A Workshop! GET YOUR TICKET HERE BEFORE THIS ONE SELLS OUT, TOO: https://mastermindsoc18.eventbrite.com Bring your startup ideas and business strategy questions so our friendly group of local entrepreneurs and business owners can help you accelerate your startup farther, faster! The MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator offers a place for hard-working local entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, and friends to share their challenges and expertise F2F to help each other grow their businesses faster. With these private peer group coaching workshops we aim to accelerate the OC entrepreneurship community by sharing business strategy, marketing, IT, legal, design, staffing, product development, financing, and growth hacking problems in order to help incubate better solutions together. MasterMinds OC is a NO SALES PITCHES environment. It's perfect for anyone with new startup ideas or an operating business who wants to share experiences or challenges in a friendly, problem-solving format that can help everyone in the community learn and succeed. Hosted by best-selling author, Scott Fox, a serial Internet entrepreneur and local angel investor, our MasterMinds sessions are the F2F extension of the popular MasterMinds Startup Founders Forum (http://www.MasterMindsForum.com) he’s been running online since 2009. THIS PAID PRIVATE EVENT IS LIMITED TO 40 PEOPLE. PLEASE REGISTER TODAY HERE - THESE EVENTS SELL OUT EVERY TIME! https://mastermindsoc18.eventbrite.com {Click through to EventBrite to check actual attendance that is much higher than shown here...} ** FREE TICKETS - TO THE FIRST 12 PEOPLE ONLY WHO SHARE A GOOD QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION or STARTUP PITCH for FEEDBACK. Just use this quick form to submit yours: http://bit.ly/MMQuestion ** AGENDA 5:30 pm Making Friends - Arrive on time so you don't miss the introductions! 6:00pm MasterMinds Moderated Q&A Group Discussion 6:45 pm Brag Box & Startup Pitches Practice 7:15 pm MasterMinds Moderated Q&A Group Discussion (cont.) 8:00 pm More Making Friends SPONSORS Azad Virk of Stradling, Attorneys at Law Azad Virk's corporate and technology transactions practices focus on a corporate, commercial, and intellectual property transactions. This includes the formation of startups, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, intellectual property and technology transactions across multiple industries. Cox Business Whether you're well-established or a start-up, leading-edge technology from Cox Business can help keep your business moving in the right direction with fast, reliable Internet, TV, and phone services. MODERATOR Scott Fox Popular Author, Serial Internet Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor, Business Strategy Ninja, MasterMinds Leader, Ang*l Investor, Nice Guy. My books: http://www.ScottFoxBooks.com Come say hello at http://www.ScottFox.com JOIN THE FREE MAILING LIST FOR FUTURE EVENTS AT http://www.MasterMindsOC.org PARKING: Free parking available across Spectrum Center Drive in the Irvine Spectrum shopping mall parking structures. Arrive BEFORE the 530pm start time to park free in the Spectrum garage. Then walk across the street to join us on the 3rd floor at WeWork by 530pm. Parking in the ticketed structure immediately across the street is NOT validated. By attending attendees agree to release, indemnify, hold harmless, defend, and pay defense costs for the organizers from any and all liability or claims and consent to use and sharing of any photos or videos taken in any media.

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  • Nuri Halperin@LA C# :: What’s an Application? The answers may surprise you

    What’s an Application? I have answers (and some of them will stretch your comfort zone) Things used to be clear: remember when an application was an executable? It’s rarely the case anymore. What is an application today? Is it an executable? A web farm? A global network of evil robots? From an architectural perspective, we need to wrap our minds around new concepts and new lines being drawn around what constitutes an “app” and what doesn’t. This discussion will include micro services, service fabric, and hopefully some ideas that will challenge the way we think of creating applications. Speaker: Nuri Halperin Nuri Halperin helps companies makes the right software choices. His company advises, designs and builds scalable systems, websites, and business applications. He’s been turning projects into success stories for a variety clients for over 2 decades. From founding CTO of JDate.com to international e-commerce multilingual websites, to social photo sharing – he gets things done. Nuri is a frequent speaker at tech events, and author of several online courses. His instructional videos can be found on at Pluralsight.com. He is a strong supporter of the developer community, helping people expand their knowledge and capabilities. Nuri Halperin Plus N Consulting, Inc. @nurih Linkedin.com/in/nurih www.plusnconsulting.com

  • No LA C# meeting in October 2017.

    Parsons Corporation