What we're about

Welcome to Startup Founders & Investors Orange County! Do you have startup ideas or want to start your own business? Maybe you’re a serial entrepreneur, a skilled developer, or a marketer looking to go out on your own, or corporate life simply isn’t for you?

We bring together startup co-founders, advisors, and partners to help you to get your business off the ground or to take it to the next level for OC entrepreneurs with software, hardware, and technology-related ideas and growth companies.

We are local entrepreneurs from Irvine, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Tustin, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, and across Orange County who want to succeed and share our success as entrepreneurs. Please join us!

We regularly help our members with questions about finding profitable niches, web development, new product creation, internet marketing, SEO, raising venture capital, business plans, social media marketing, blogging, email systems, domain names, mobile app development, staffing/recruiting/outsourcing, UI/UX, legal issues, angel investors, e-commerce, PPC advertising, Amazon fulfillment, joint ventures, affiliate marketing, graphic design, crowdfunding, and more.

A service of the OC Startup Council (OCSC) (https://ocstartupcouncil.org/), our events are dedicated to supporting early stage venture founders and accelerating high tech entrepreneurship in Orange County. https://OCstartupcouncil.org (https://ocstartupcouncil.org/)

This Meetup is an extension of Scott Fox's MasterMinds Startup Entrepreneur Coaching Forum (http://www.mastermindsforum.com) - the friendliest, most helpful online resource for solopreneurs, startup founders, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

These in-person Meetups complement the online platform by bringing together entrepreneurs looking for co-founders with those people looking to join someone else's startup as a core team member.

Anything you may be facing in your own entrepreneur adventures, someone in the group will be able to help you.

While you're here, JOIN THE FREE EMAIL LIST FOR EVENT UPDATES & DISCOUNTS: https://www.MasterMindsOC.org (https://www.mastermindsoc.com/)

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p.s. Interested in a MasterMinds Group but don't want to wait for our next meeting? Click here to learn more about joining the private MasterMinds Startup Founder Coaching Forum (http://www.mastermindsforum.com/) for friendly ONLINE business coaching - available 24/7 online!

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Upcoming events (3)

MasterMinds PITCH PRACTICE Tech Startup Accelerator #41

ENTREPRENEURS: It's PITCH PRACTICE night! Come network and learn how to raise money for your startup at MasterMinds Pitch Practice Startup Accelerator Workshop #41. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: http://masterminds41.eventbrite.com Learn how to grow and fund your startup, get your fundraising questions answered, and get valuable expert feedback that can help you raise money from angel investors and venture capitalists, too. Founders: Bring your investor pitch to practice and get friendly feedback from fellow tech startup founders, experts, and investors. Each startup will get 5 minutes to share its pitch with the group, followed by helpful Q&A and expert advice for improvement in our friendly peer coaching workshop format. FREE PITCH TICKETS ONLY TO THE FIRST 8 FOUNDERS WHO SHARE THEIR STARTUP PITCH FOR FRIENDLY INVESTOR FEEDBACK. Just use this quick form to submit: https://bit.ly/MMSpitches OR you're invited to buy a ticket just to watch, network, share your feedback, and learn how it's done: http://masterminds41.eventbrite.com ABOUT MASTERMINDS The Startup Council's virtual MasterMinds meetings offer software and technology entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, service providers, and investors a place to help each other benefit from shared growth company challenges, expertise, and experience. MasterMinds is perfect for anyone with a tech startup company or idea who would like to share experiences or challenges in a friendly, problem-solving format. Our goal is to help everyone in the startup community learn how to found, raise money for, and succeed with high growth startup ideas. [FREE TICKETS for MEMBERS: If you are a Member of the MasterMinds Online Coaching Forum or Tech Coast Angels, or your company is an Executive or higher member of the OC Startup Council, you can attend FREE. Just email us for the comp code!] SPONSORS Azad Virk of Stradling, Attorneys at Law Azad Virk is a shareholder in Stradling’s corporate and technology transactions practice groups. His practice focuses on corporate, commercial, and intellectual property transactions, including the formation of startups, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances across multiple industries. 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 $200 million invested in more than 400 companies. Startup Council These workshops are a service of the Startup Council. Based in Orange County, California, the Startup Council is dedicated to supporting early stage venture founders and accelerating high tech entrepreneurship. Learn more and join for free to list your startup company or service provider in the OC Startup Ecosystem Directory at: https://OCStartupCouncil.org MODERATOR Scott Fox, CEO of the Startup Council 4x Best-selling Entrepreneurship Author, Serial Internet Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor, Business Strategist, MasterMinds Leader, Community Builder, Deal-maker, Angel Investor, Nice Guy. Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Fox_(author) Books: http://www.ScottFoxBooks.com Forum: https://www.MasterMindsForum.com Contact: https://www.ScottFox.com CAN'T MAKE THIS ONE? JOIN THE FREE MAILING LIST FOR FUTURE EVENTS AT https://OCStartupCouncil.org By attending all attendees agree to release, indemnify, hold harmless, defend, and pay defense costs for all organizers from any and all liability or claims and consent to use and sharing of any photos or videos taken in any media. THESE PAID PRIVATE EVENTS ARE LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE. THEY SELL OUT EVERY TIME - SO PLEASE REGISTER ASAP ! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: http://masterminds41.eventbrite.com

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OC Entrepreneurs Unite! Join us to start or grow your business!

Building a business in Orange County? Our friendly group of local entrepreneurs can help you. We're well-informed, friendly, and looking to work together to improve the startup ecosystem around here. Come to our monthly workshops for valuable business coaching and strategy advice. Until our next Meetup, join the FREE email list at http://www.MasterMindsOC.com for the latest startup events news!

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