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Innovating for Women Business Challenge

Friday, May 19, 2017

The U.S. Small Business Administration is looking for innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. Our workforce looks...
$17 Million Available to Spur Regional Innovation

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today published the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its 2017 Regional Innovations Strategies (RIS) program. The...
Greater Irvine Chamber Goes to Washington, D.C.

Friday, May 05, 2017

The Greater Irvine Chamber’s Director of Government Affairs, Whit Peterson, joined a group of more than 30 representatives from organizations and businesses throughout Orange County...
California Leads the Way in Innovation

Friday, April 21, 2017

Policymakers are constantly searching for the source of the jobs of the future, and a crystal ball would certainly help them plan ahead to support...
Allergan acquires Irvine-based Chase Pharmaceuticals for $125M

Thursday, December 01, 2016

(Source: Orange County Register)  Allergan has acquired Irvine-based Chase Pharmaceuticals for $125 million, the company announced last week. Chase is a clinical stage company focusing on drugs to combat Alzheimer’s...
Edwards in $340M Mitral Device Deal

Thursday, December 01, 2016

(Source: Orange County Business Journal)   Edwards Lifesciences Corp. in Irvine will buy Valtech Cardio Ltd in Or Yehuda, Israel, for $340 million in cash and...
Test Market Opportunity in Hong Kong

Thursday, December 01, 2016

California Corner at Yue Hwa HKG Test Market Program California STEP (State Trade Expansion Program), in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service and the Yue Hwa Chinese...
119 OC Firms Make Inc. 5000

Friday, August 26, 2016

(Source: Orange County Business Journal) Orange County placed 119 companies on the Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest-growing U.S. private companies. A dozen of the firms made...
Irvine-based Lantronix Narrows Loss

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

(Source: Orange County Business Journal)  Irvine-based Lantronix Inc. reported lower net losses in its most recent quarter and year; shares rose 15% after-hours Tuesday but declined...
OCTANe’s Accelerator Program Shows its Chops

Monday, August 22, 2016

(Source: MedCity News) Startups have a burning need to raise money; investors want the best possible returns. The trick is connecting these two groups. In Orange...