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Startup Grind Orange County is dedicated to helping our local entrepreneurial ecosystem thrive. We host events that help educate, inspire, and connect local startup founders, service providers, entrepreneurs, and those who love them. Please join our mailing list, connect with us on Meetup.com, and contact us if you'd like to be involved, too!

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Past Events

Fireside Chat with Andy Nguyen, Afters Ice Cream

Fireside Chat with Andy Nguyen, Afters Ice Cream

OC MasterMinds Group Coaching Strategy Meeting

OC MasterMinds Group Coaching Strategy Meeting

Lane Rankin (Illuminate Education)

Lane Rankin (Illuminate Education)

Tina Aldatz (Savvy Travelers)

Tina Aldatz (Savvy Travelers)

Sean Ellis (GrowthHackers)

Sean Ellis (GrowthHackers)

Justin Choi (Nativo)

Justin Choi (Nativo)

STARTUP GRIND HOLIDAY PARTY (STARTUP GRIND OC)

STARTUP GRIND HOLIDAY PARTY (STARTUP GRIND OC)

Chris Avellone (Video Game Designer)

Chris Avellone (Video Game Designer)

Andrew Bermudez (Digsy)

Andrew Bermudez (Digsy)

Chef Shirley Chung (TWENTY EIGHT Restaurant)

Chef Shirley Chung (TWENTY EIGHT Restaurant)

Jeff Jackel (BuzzMob)

Jeff Jackel (BuzzMob)

Nikki Barua (BeyondCurious)

Nikki Barua (BeyondCurious)

Grant Brown (Rant, Inc.)

Grant Brown (Rant, Inc.)

Olenka & Adam Polak (myLINGO)

Olenka & Adam Polak (myLINGO)

Joseph McCarthy (iPourIt)

Joseph McCarthy (iPourIt)

Giancarlo Maniaci (Tapit & Smoji)

Giancarlo Maniaci (Tapit & Smoji)

Damien Steel (OMERS Ventures)

Damien Steel (OMERS Ventures)

Jeff Cruttenden (Acorns)

Jeff Cruttenden (Acorns)

Danny Sullivan (Search Engine Land)

Danny Sullivan (Search Engine Land)

Doug Francis (weedmaps.com)

Doug Francis (weedmaps.com)

Tom Leahy (ONEHOPE Wine)

Tom Leahy (ONEHOPE Wine)

Hayes Drumwright (Trace3)

Hayes Drumwright (Trace3)

Travis Rosser | Kenny Rueter (Kajabi)

Travis Rosser | Kenny Rueter (Kajabi)

Christian Scheder (XPAL Power)

Christian Scheder (XPAL Power)

Marc Averitt (Okapi Venture Capital)

Marc Averitt (Okapi Venture Capital)

Winnie Sun (Sun Group Wealth Partners)

Winnie Sun (Sun Group Wealth Partners)

Cory Hudson Jones (Cryptozoic Entertainment)

Cory Hudson Jones (Cryptozoic Entertainment)

Feyzi Fatehi (Corent Technology)

Feyzi Fatehi (Corent Technology)

Peter Polydor (ERGO Capital Partners)

Peter Polydor (ERGO Capital Partners)

Chris Hawkins (SignNow)

Chris Hawkins (SignNow)

Team

From the Blog

SG Orange County: OMERS Ventures On The Difference Between Angel Investors and VC’s

“It’s not every day that you can glimpse into the mind of someone who is actively transforming the Canadian investment landscape. Startup Grind OC was privileged to have guest speaker Damien Steel, Director of OMERS Ventures, to share some incredible business perspective and personal philosophies with our community.
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SG Orange County: Acorns Founder Help You Invest From Your Piggybank

Do you remember back when the EasyBake oven was coolest toy ever? It kept kids productive for hours, familiarizing them with the basic processes of cooking while eliminating the risk of failure, confusion, or burnt children. So when it came time to use the big kid ovens, they could cook some pretty awesome stuff without blinking twice because they’d done it a million times before.
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Joseph McCarthy of iPourIt: Mastering Your Audience and Pain Points

Everybody has moments of frustration every day where they think, “God, I wish there was a machine that does *insert excruciating task here*!” And most of the time, that’s usually the end of the idea. Joseph McCarthy had one of those moments with colleague Brett Jones—but unlike most, he turned his idea into a reality. The pair were sitting in a Yard House grabbing a drink one night and waited upwards of 30 minutes to receive their first beer. Frustrated, Jones wondered, “Why can’t I just pour it myself?”
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