Orange County Startup Council Association for Entrepreneurs


The Orange County Startup Council connects new technology and software startup companies to the partners, customers, and investors they need to grow. 

We are a local community service association dedicated to helping Orange County startup founders and their teams build successful new high tech and software companies.  Our free directories and free services connect early stage OC tech entrepreneurs and investors with local resources, organizations, investors, and events to help accelerate their success.

Join our association as a new member HERE to list your company and celebrate our local Orange County startup ecosystem!

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How can we help you and your business grow?

The OC Startup Council is here to help more OC founders start more businesses, more quickly, more cost-effectively, with more inclusive workforces, have more fun, and to improve our community through supporting local high tech entrepreneurship and investing.

Learn about our #GrowthOC Mission here.


Orange County Tech Startup Companies Ecosystem Directory

OC Startup Companies List

Looking for startup companies or early stage venture resources in the Orange County entrepreneur ecosystem?  OCSC member volunteers have compiled these lists of local technology startup ventures, growth companies, services, VC firms, angel investors, and community organizations to help you accelerate your startup, too.




Startup Member Benefits

OCSC Members get great discounts and free services!

Orange County startups benefit from our association’s partnerships with top services helping tech startups grow.

Join the OC Startup Council for Members-Only discounts on valuable legal services, free cloud hosting and compute credits, free bookkeeping and customer service support, local startup event ticket giveaways, and much more.

Learn more about OCSC Member Benefits here.


Map of the Orange County Tech Startup Ecosystem

Explore what Orange County has to offer! Check out our exclusive OC Startups Ecosystem Map to find the locations of OC’s best startup companies of all types, investor offices, service providers, schools, community organizations that support entrepreneurs, and more.

Become a Member of the OC Startup Council to get your firm added! Learn more… 

Startup Events Calendar in Orange County

Free Calendar for Startup Events in Orange County, California

Find events for high tech startups, entrepreneurs and founders, local venture capital and angel investors, and community organizations that are building the OC startup ecosystem.


MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshops

The OCSC is pleased to offer monthly “startup accelerator” workshops to support local founders and help accelerate Orange County-based software and technology startup ventures.

Come join us for friendly problem-solving, investor pitch practice, networking, and community. We’ve helped hundreds of local founders advance their tech ventures. Let us help you, too!

{These workshops sell out every month.  Grab your ticket now!}

Free Welcome Wagon Services

Welcome!  The OCSC Welcome Wagon services offer introductions and resources to help founders and investors in early stage, venture capital-backed companies in the OC. 

OC Startups Ecosystem Welcome Wagon Service

Orange County, California is big with widespread population and no real "center", so we know that it can be difficult to find the right people or startup resources.   

That's why we offer three free "Welcome Wagon" services to assist the growth of early stage technology companies in our community. Just ask us and we'll point you in the right direction!

Our volunteer "Ambassadors" can help answer your questions about doing business in OC. They can offer free introductions to startup veterans, investors, attorneys, recruiters, engineers, real estate execs, venture capital firms, agencies, academics, government officials, and more.

  1. New to Orange County?  Welcome!

If you or your software company are new in town, let us introduce you to people who can help your transition!

2. Starting a New Company?  Welcome!

If you're starting a new high tech company in Orange County and want some help, we're here for you, so let us know!

3. Researching OC?  Welcome!

Are you considering relocating your company or opening an office in Orange County?  We can help you find the people and info you need.  

How to get involved?

We welcome your participation, listing suggestions, and especially your membership and sponsorship support!  Please consider these options for helping the #GrowthOC movement: 

Join the Startup Council Association

Join the Association

Learn more about how your startup or organization can benefit by joining the OC Startup Council.

OC Startup Council Sponsors

Sponsor the OCSC

Can your company support our association's work to accelerate the OC tech startup ecosystem?

Free Startups Email Newsletter

Get Free Email Updates

Join our free email list to get news of the latest Orange County startup company announcements, events, and job listings.


Thanks to these Sponsors for Supporting Orange County Startups



Rutan Tucker LLP
Tech Coast Angels


Stradling Attorneys at Law
Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce




TAG Outsourced Accounting for Startups
OC Startup Council Association Entrepreneurs

About Us

The OC Startup Council is a community effort! Entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers across the Southern California region are supporting our work to help everyone in Orange County succeed.


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