WHY: Head of Orange County’s largest business accelerator. Aims to help create 55,000 new high-paying jobs for the area in the near future.
IN THE NEWS: Group, now in its 20th year of operations, is seeking private investors for the new Octane Impact Fund. Capital campaign plans to raise $5M by the end of 2023. Planning collaboration with city of Irvine.
QUOTABLE: “Creating jobs without talent is a losing proposition. Creating talent with no jobs moves it elsewhere.”