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July 30, 2015 4:39 PM ET

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Company Overview of OCTANe LLC

Company Overview

OCTANe LLC connects people and ideas with capital and resources for technology growth in Orange County. It stimulates technology job growth and wealth creation; helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into successful businesses; helps companies connect with funding and growth resources; helps senior executives access intelligence, new technologies, and talent; helps develop technology business leaders; and creates a forum for technology company leaders to have an impact on the future. The company offers LaunchPad, a pro-bono accelerator for startup companies in the technology, life science, and clean tech industries. Its LaunchPad helps in preparation, evaluation, and acceleration phases; entrepreneu...

65 Enterprise

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

United States

Founded in 2002





Key Executives for OCTANe LLC

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 53
Vice President of Development
Vice President of Entrepreneurship
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

OCTANe LLC Key Developments

OCTANe and the Southern California Center of Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics Announce Partnership

OCTANe has partnered with the Southern California Center of Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) to support product development and commercialization of innovative pediatric healthcare technologies, with the expressed goal of providing greater access to the CTIP's life-saving innovations for a wider patient population. Under the terms of the agreement, OCTANe will establish operations at CHLA, offering its LaunchPad process of predictive analytics-based acceleration to innovators who are working with CTIP and seeking to commercialize pediatric medical devices.

OCTANe Announces Executive Appointments

OCTANe announced four new additions to the organization's Board of Directors. Newly elected members include Kim Kovacs, serial entrepreneur and ex-CEO of OptionEase; Christine McCauley, corporate vice president, Edwards Lifesciences Human Resources; and Juli Stone Moran, director for Deloitte Services LP; and Marc Samuels, CEO of ADVI. As newly elected members of the board, all will help guide OCTANe's vision to provide technology business leaders with a forum to make a lasting impact on the future of the technology and life sciences industries in Orange County. Kovacs' latest venture was as founder and CEO of OptionEase. Currently, Samuels provides senior relationship management for ADVI.

OCTANe Announces Board Changes

OCTANe announced the appointment of James McCluney as non-executive chairman of the board for the organization. As chairman of the board, McCluney will help guide OCTANe's vision to provide technology business leaders with a forum to make a lasting impact on the future of the technology and life science industries in Orange County. McCluney leads OCTANe after serving in various leadership roles at Emulex Corporation, including Chief Executive Officer until July of 2013. McCluney also has extensive experience in non-profit organizations, including being heavily involved with Project Tomorrow, a business and education non-profit collaborative dedicated to enhancing K-12 science education in Orange County schools. He is also serves on the board of the Mind Research Institute, a non-profit focused on improving K-12 math education in America. McCluney replaces Robert E. Grant, who served as chairman since January of 2011.

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