What we're about

Welcome to Startup Founders 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 & partners to help you to get your business off the ground or to take it to the next level for OC entrepreneurs.

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.

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/)

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!

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.

Upcoming events (3)

MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop #21

WeWork Irvine Spectrum

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

Startup Grind Global Conference – Discount and Free Tickets!

Join us at the next Startup Grind Global Conference - Feb 12-13 in Silicon Valley! http://bit.ly/2UsO3EE 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, and of course - parties. Learn the latest tech startup trends from 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 Captial), 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 or 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/2UsO3EE Win Free Conference Tickets Of course, tickets cost $$$ but you can win yours FREE! We have FIVE FREE PASSES to give away. Do YOU want one? Easily enter to win one just by subscribing to the new OC Startup News emails here: https://www.OCstartups.org Later this month we’ll do a random drawing from all our email subscribers to pick winners. If your name is drawn, you’ll get to join us at Startup Grind Global for FREE! (The blog is new without many subscribers yet, so your chance to win is very good if you subscribe now at https://www.OCstartups.org.) And for more details on the Startup Grind Global Conference, check out this post on the new blog: https://www.ocstartups.org/2018/12/startup-grind-global-conference-ticket-giveaway.html (Read that blog post to the end to find an easy way to DOUBLE your chances of winning a conference pass, too…) 10% Off Discounted Tickets Of course, you can simply buy a discounted ticket here, too: http://bit.ly/2UsO3EE Ticket prices increase every few weeks as the event approaches, so use this link now to save 10% off your conference pass: http://bit.ly/2UsO3EE Hope to see you there!

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!

Past events (29)

MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop #20

WeWork Irvine Spectrum

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