How to List Your Startup in the OC Startups Directory

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The OCSC is the #1 resource for everyone interested in new technology and software startups in Orange County, CA.

Add your startup to our OC Startups Directory to attract attention from customers, partners, and investors in Orange County!

We are a community service membership-based association dedicated to helping accelerate Orange County's startup ecosystem. 

#GrowthOC is both our hashtag and our mission!

Benefits of OCSC Membership for Startups

Becoming a Startup Member of our association will get your early stage technology company listed in our OC Startups Directory. 

By adding your venture to its industry category, you'll benefit from publicity to our rapidly growing, highly targeted audience of Orange County startup professionals, entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capital firms, service providers, job seekers, and executives.

Membership can help your company:

  • Increase mind share for your services with a valuable demographic

  • Increase visibility to new customers and investors

  • Learn about new business opportunities, financings, deals, and people

  • Save big with Special Offers for FREE legal services, accounting, cloud hosting, customer service, and more!

  • See (or post) high tech startup job listings

  • Win free tickets to local startup events

  • Add powerful SEO value to your website to improve Google search rankings

  • Demonstrate to the community your commitment to OC

  • Support the growth of Orange County startups to create more jobs, revenue, and customers for everyone

If you’d like your new tech company included in the OC Startup Council startup directory listings, we’d be happy to have you.  You can choose from many industry and specialty-specific categories to promote your company and services.

Please consider the membership options below and then just click to complete the New Member Intake form!

 

STARTUP COMPANY MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

(These options are reserved for early stage startup technology companies to be listed in the OC Startups Directory.  Service providers, agencies, community organizations, and other ecosystem partners join here instead.)

Criteria for Startup Membership:  Technology-based companies with any reasonable combination of fewer than 3 years in business, fewer than 150 employees, and/or less than $25MM raised from investors.  No agencies, consulting firms, or medical device companies - even if they are startups.

 
Bootstrap Startup Association Membership

Basic “BOOTSTRAPPING” startup Listing - FREE

  • One line company name listed at bottom of one category page in the Startups Driectory.

  • Listed alphabetically and linked to website.

  • No contact information included.


 

General Startup Company Membership

  • $25 Annually

Pre Seed Startup Association Membership
  • Company included alphabetically in lower page Members section in TWO industry categories in the Startups Directory with one sentence summary text description

  • Company name linked to website

  • Add company logo

  • Inclusion in the OC Startups Ecosystem Map

  • Inclusion in the “Startups Seeking Funding” category on the OCSC Startups Directory and Blog, if desired

  • Invitation to OCSC Members-Only OC Startups Slack Channel

  • Early notice for OCSC events

  • Discounted attendance at OC startup ecosystem events

  • All general member benefits

    And, more coming soon with your help….

 

Bronze Level Startup Company Membership

  • $99 Annually

Seed Startup Association Membership
  • 3rd section BRONZE page placement in TWO industry categories in the Startups Directory

  • 2 sentence company description both listing categories

  • One contact name, title, and contact info in both listing categories

  • 1 Website link in both listing categories

  • Company logo in both listing categories

  • Inclusion in the “Startups Seeking Funding” category on the OCSC Startups Directory and Blog, if desired

  • Inclusion in the OC Startups Ecosystem Map

  • Announcement of your membership on the OCSC website and in newsletters

  • Social Media promotion to our highly targeted audiences on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

  • Invitation to OCSC Members-Only OC Startups Slack Channel

  • Membership in the VIP Startup Founders Leadership Circle 

  • Eligibility for business referrals from the Welcome Wagon service

  • Free attendance at OCSC events for 2 people

  • All general member benefits

    And, more coming soon with your help….


Silver Level Startup Company Membership

  • $499 Annually

Series A Startup Membership
  • 2nd section SILVER page placement in TWO industry categories in the Startups Directory

  • 3 sentence company description in both listing categories

  • One contact name, title, and contact info in both listing categories

  • 1 Website or social media link in both listing categories

  • Large company logo or photo in both listing categories

  • Ability to offer Special Deals in listing in both listing categories

  • Inclusion in the “Startups Seeking Funding” category on the OCSC Startups Directory and Blog, if desired

  • Inclusion in the OC Startups Ecosystem Map

  • Announcement of your membership on the OCSC website and in newsletters

  • Social Media promotion to our highly targeted audiences on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

  • Invitation to OCSC Members-Only OC Startups Slack Channel

  • Membership in the VIP Startup Founders Leadership Circle 

  • Priority eligibility for business referrals from the Welcome Wagon service

  • Free attendance at OCSC events for up to 3 people

  • All general member benefits

    And, more coming soon with your help….

 

Gold Level Startup Company Membership

  • $899 Annually

Funded Startup Membership
  • A press release announcing your company’s support of OCSC and the OC startup ecosystem

  • Top GOLD section page placement in TWO industry categories in the Startups Directory

    • 5 sentence paragraph company description in two listing categories

    • Two contact names, titles, and contact info in both listing categories

    • 1-2 Website or social media links in both listing categories

    • Biggest company logo or photo in both listing categories in top page section

    • Eligibility to offer Special Deals in listing in both listing categories

  • Inclusion in the “Startups Seeking Funding” category on the OCSC Startups Directory and Blog, if desired

  • Inclusion in the OC Startups Ecosystem Map

  • Announcement of your membership on the OCSC website and in newsletters

  • Social Media promotion to our highly targeted audiences on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

  • Invitation to OCSC Members-Only OC Startups Slack Channel

  • Preferred Membership in the VIP Startup Founders Leadership Circle 

  • Top priority eligibility for business referrals from the Welcome Wagon service

  • Free attendance at OCSC events for up to 4 people

  • All general member benefits

    And, more coming soon with your help….

 

Join Us Now!

Please choose your preferred membership option from above and click the orange button for the application form.

You’ll be able to choose the options best for you, including to pay online now or submitting your info for us to send you an invoice.

Join us as a New Startup Company Member here now!

Thanks for supporting our #GrowthOC mission by listing your early stage startup venture in our Startup Directory!


Specifics of each membership level are subject to change, especially during our beta period.

Placement: Startup member display order is first-come, first-served in the Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories. Startups that are also Sponsors or list in multiple categories may get priority above that. Display is alphabetical in the General and Free listings categories.

Make Money from Referrals:  We're happy to share 35% of any new sponsor's first payment with the referring party.  Referrals must be noted on the new member’s application form to receive credit. Learn More Here.

Questions or Suggestions? Contact us here.


 

Want to Do More? Learn about our Sponsorships!

The memberships above will get your company listed in its ONE most appropriate category in our OC Startups Directory. 

If you'd like more publicity read about SPONSORING our association here. Sponsors receive all the benefits listed above plus MUCH MORE. We'd love to hear from you. 

Please learn more about Association Sponsorships here.