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OCTANe Taps Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe to Keynote Technology Investor Forum

Iribe to Provide Insight Into $2 Billion Facebook Deal at Southern California's Largest Investment, High Growth and Innovation Conference

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- OCTANe, the Orange County startup accelerator dedicated to connecting people and ideas with capital and resources to fuel technology growth, is pleased to announce CEO of Oculus VR, Brendan Iribe, will keynote the Technology Investor Forum on May 22, 2014. The forum -- previously known as "VC in the OC"-- attracts nearly 1,000 attendees every year as leaders in the technology, life science and clean tech industries gather to discuss the most relevant issues in the Southern California technology economy.

"The Technology Investor Forum is the perfect venue for those working in the information technology, clean technology, and life science industries to connect with other leaders in the industries," said Matthew Jenusaitis, president and CEO of OCTANe. "Having Brendan join us again this year after his recent success at Oculus VR will help showcase how fruitful the high tech ecosystem is in Southern California."

OCTANe's annual event gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with investors from all over the country. Attendees will have access to investment panel discussions, a "speed dating" session with prominent investors, and an innovation showcase demo day highlighting technologies from Southern California's top innovation companies. Industry experts will also be presenting on important innovation trends. Brant Cooper, co-author of "The Lean Entrepreneur," Barry Uphoff of Capricorn Investment Group, and David Coats of Correlation Ventures will join Iribe as keynotes of the forum.

The Technology Investor Forum will be hosted at The Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA. For a full agenda and event registration, go to http://tif2014.com.

About OCTANe:

OCTANe connects people and ideas with capital and resources to fuel technology growth in Orange County. Its members represent Orange County technology executive leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, academicians, and strategic advisors, all working together to fuel innovation in the OC. The organization has helped more than 800 companies via the LaunchPad™ SBDC accelerator. LaunchPad™ companies have received more than $494 million in investment and equity exits. OCTANe annually welcomes more than 7,000 people to its programs and events. More than 2,000 business leaders throughout the Orange County region are OCTANe members. For more information, visit www.octaneoc.org.

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