Affiliated Professional Organizations

Asian Business Association of Orange County  (ABAOC)   

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The Asian Business Association of Orange County was established in 1992.  ABAOC is a non-profit corporation focused on its mission to provide Asian Americans the opportunity to gain access to economic advancement through networking , education, and community representation.visit website

Association for Corporate Growth – Los Angeles  (ACG- LA)        

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The Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth is where Southern California executives, bankers, investors and professionals come together to share information and build relationships.visit website

Blind Start

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Blind Start of America is an award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to help blind and visually impaired persons learn and develop job skills to empower them to ultimately lead lives of independence. BSA is one of the hottest, fastest growing non-profit organizations in the country.visit website

Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County

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The BTC is a project of the Community Development Commission of Los Angeles County.  The Business Technology Center is an innovative organization with a mission of assisting start-up and early stage technology firms to grow and prosper.  The organization offers key business support services to emerging technology organizations, including access to capital, business consulting, and mentoring from an Advisory Committee and Mentoring Committee with a wide range of skills, experience and contacts in Southern California. visit website

Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum        

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Formed in 1984, the Caltech/MIT Enterprise forum is a joint venture of Caltech's Industrial Relations Center,Caltech’s Office of Technology Transfer, the Caltech Alumni Association and the MIT Alumni Association.  The forum’s mission is to encourage the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California. visit website

California Capital Summit        

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California Capital Summit is focused on serving the needs of the continuum of capital from debt through equity. Its monthly meetings are packed with lenders and equity players – from hard money through mezzanine and senior debt, angel investors, venture capital, large private equity and everything in between. CCS is also open to entrepreneurs and business executives who are looking for capital, and to those who are looking for businesses to acquire.visit website

Digital Media Center (DMC)

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The DMC is a unique facility that combines education and business in the digital media industry.  It was created to stimulate economic growth in Orange County by attracting emerging businesses to the area and providing educational programs in digital media arts, TV/video communication, digital music and business seminars.visit website

The Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)

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The FENG is a very senior level "circle of friends." Members have typically been Chief Financial Officers, Controllers, and Vice Presidents of Finance, Treasury, Tax or Mergers & Acquisition, as well as other financial disciplines.  The basic purpose of our organization is to create an opportunity for you as a senior financial professional to network, share job leads and friendship with your peers in the financial community.visit website

Forum for Corporate Directors     

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The Forum for Corporate Directors is a nationally recognized and respected authority on corporate governance.  The FCD mission is to help directors, C-level executives and others who support boards set the highest standards in corporate governance through peer relationships, education and thought leadership. visit website

Growth Capital Conference        

The Growth Capital Conference brings together capital sources, entrepreneurs seeking capital and advisors and deal makers. If you seek growth capital, strategic partners or advisors, or if you provide early stage funding or advice, this conference is for you.visit website

International Trade Education Programs (ITEP)

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International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) introduces high school students to careers in international trade, transportation and logistics. ITEP unites business people and educators to prepare students for a meaningful place in the world of tomorrow. Through the work of our academies, we help meet the needs of the international trade community while providing exceptional opportunities to ITEP graduates.visit website


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Larta Institute is a leading “innovation hub” based in the U.S.  We represent a new breed of companies, referred to as “networked organizations,” which are central to the movement of ideas and technologies in an interconnected world.  Our mission is to vastly improve the transition of scientific and technological breakthroughs from the laboratory to the marketplace, where they can solve problems, enhance economic opportunities and better people's lives.visit website

National Association of MBA Women (NAWMBA)

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The National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women MBAs in order to propel more women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance the diversity of the nation's workforce.  The organization focuses on the four keys areas of education, professional development, networking and collaboration.visit website

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Los Angeles and Orange County Chapters         

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NAWBO is the unified voice of America's more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.
NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and boasts over 7000 members and 80 chapters across the country. It is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. visit website


OCMBA is an alliance of the Orange County alumni organizations of the nations' most prestigious graduate MBA programs. The group holds regular Happy Hour and networking sessions and supports many of the professional and social events of the various member alumni groups.


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OCTANe fuels the Orange County technology eco-system enabling connections, content, entrepreneurship, and local investment. Our goal is to help new companies get started, help existing companies grow, and create new jobs.visit website

Opus Connect

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Paul Merage School of Business, University of California Irvine

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The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers four dynamic MBA programs – plus PhD and undergraduate business degrees – that deliver its thematic approach to business education: sustained growth through strategic innovation.  The School has earned Top 10 rankings both nationally and internationally for its executive MBA program, faculty, curriculum components such as IT and marketing, recruitment services and overall value.visit website


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ProVisors is a community of professionals who serve their clients as trusted advisors and share the highest standards of integrity, performance and accountability. ProVisors promotes and enables relationship building, information sharing and collaboration among its members for the benefit of their clients and one another. visit website

Southern California Venture Network (SCVN)

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The Mission of the Southern California Venture Network (SCVN) is to increase the entrepreneurial velocity of both start-up and emerging growth companies by encouraging entrepreneurs to take advantage of our network of skilled professionals, high-level business contacts, and on occasion funding sources to help navigate the many road blocks that often prevent early stage and late stage entrepreneurial companies from reaching their full potential in a timely manner.visit website

Stay Connected OC

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Stay Connected OC-Emerging Markets Network reaches out to over 6,000 people, businesses and organizations through a weekly electronic newsletter.  It incorporates the activities of various Minority business organizations in one convenient source.

Tech Coast Angels

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Tech Coast Angels is the largest angel network in the United States, with over 300 members from virtually every background and industry. Tech-Coast Angels invests exclusively in Southern California-based companies, which have now received over $1 Billion in total investment capital. The membership of Tech Coast Angels includes some of SoCal's most successful and respected entrepreneurs and executives.visit website

Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN)

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The Tech Coast Venture Network is dedicated to educating and assisting entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies, and connecting them with capital and value-added resources to help their businesses grow.  Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, TCVN bring together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and startup landscape.  In today’s quickly evolving global economy, technology startups need every bit of support to emerge from the confusion and thrive. visit website

TriTech Small Business Development Center (TriTech SMDC)

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Funded by federal and state grants, the TriTech SBDC Mission is to make a measurable economic impact for the business community by increasing the profitability of enterprises. TriTech maintains a valuable network of high-level contacts throughout the community who provide critical business support and information to help businesses through the critical early phases of their formation. They are a strategic partner for entrepreneurs.   visit website

Vanderbilt MBA Alumni and Entrepreneurial Network

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CityOwen California is the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University's MBA alumni organization representing individuals from both Northern and Southern California.  Our purpose is to not only provide networking opportunities and resources for alums to help them continue to grow professionally and personally, but also maintain an active relationship with the business school, the Vanderbilt/Nashville community, and the larger business community at-large which involves other business schools and their alums. visit website

We Are Orange County

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We Are Orange County! is a networking group that successfully convinced LinkedIn to give Orange County its own location code. The group’s main focus is to help foster networking, grow business, as well as supporting non profit groups that help Orange County residents. The group believes and lives the mission of “paying it forward” to the Orange County business community.  visit website

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