On Tuesday, January 7th, OCTANe held its inaugural Coffee @ The Cove event, bringing the entrepreneur community together to network and explore new opportunities to collaborate with one another. Focused on driving innovation by connecting ideas and people with resources and capital, OCTANe provides numerous resources and programs through their Connect, Launchpad, Growth Services, and Capital initiatives.
Austin Wilemon from OCTANe started the event by providing an overview of the organization, introducing the new event series as a way to "connect the innovation happening at the Cove" with OCTANe's "experienced member demographic." Looking toward a productive 2017, Wilemon shared the organization's goals to increase access to both capital and expertise for their members and the greater Orange County ecosystem.
The next Coffee @ The Cove will take place on February 7th at 7:00am. To learn more about OCTANe, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to RSVP for the next event.
Hai contributes to the Cove as a content writer for both the Currents newsletter and blog. As an alumnus of UCI with a degree in English and a co-founder of a local creative agency, Hai's focus is centered on spotlighting events, stories, and startups within the Orange County community. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and has participated in fast-pitch competitions through the UCI Antrepreneur Center and has co-organized local business and startup groups such as 1 Million Cups and Orange County Young Entrepreneurs.