The #1 technology startup accelerator coaching service in Orange County is MasterMinds OC. 

MasterMinds OC meetups and startup peer coaching workshops are a community service for early stage technology and software entrepreneurs in Southern California's Orange County.

Our startup events serve growth company startup founders and entrepreneurs from Irvine, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, Anaheim, Mission Viejo, Orange, Lake Forest, Fullerton, and more. 

Our 3 hour startup incubator and accelerator workshops are a community service of the OC Startup Council and facilitated by best-selling author, serial Internet startup founder, angel investor, and nice guy, Scott Fox.  There are NO sales pitches and everyone has a good time.

Startup MasterMinds Group in Orange County California

Our Mission:

To help Orange County entrepreneurs and investors help each other so our entire community can benefit from more innovation, more creativity, more jobs, and more profits.  #MasterMindsOC members mentor, share expertise, and make friends to make Orange County stronger.

Who We Help:

Our friendly group helps incubate and accelerate startup founders, early stage entrepreneurs, experienced executives, and anyone interested in starting or growing high tech or software-based entrepreneurial ventures in Orange County and around Southern California.

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  Don't Miss Out!  For updates on new startup events in and around Orange County, please join our email list.
Plus, get a Free Ticket to our next #MasterMindsOC event when you sign up!

Master Minds Group Meeting Tickets

Next MasterMinds OC Workshop:

Wednesday, November 20

WeWork, 200 Spectrum Center Drive, 3rd Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
{Free Parking across Spectrum Center Drive in the Spectrum shopping mall structure.}


These workshops sell out every time.  Grab your ticket now before it sells out again!



Rutan Tucker Attorneys Orange County

Thanks to Rutan & Tucker, Attorneys at Law

For over 100 years Rutan & Tucker's lawyers have been great supporters of Orange County start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures. The firm provides legal services to public and private companies, including representation in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial finance transactions, tax planning, and intellectual property matters.


Thanks to the Tech Coast Angels (TCA)

TCA is the largest angel investor group in the U.S. Since 1997, TCA members have been fueling the growth of innovative companies and entrepreneurs in Southern California with over $180 million invested in more than 300 companies.


Thanks to the Orange County Startup Council (OCSC)

These workshops are a service of Orange County's Startup Council.  The OCSC is dedicated to supporting early stage venture founders and accelerating high tech entrepreneurship in Orange County, California.  

Learn more and join for free to list your startup company or service provider in the OC Startup Ecosystem Directory at:



Orange County needs more entrepreneurs and startup companies to help support your business, right?  How about helping our #GrowthOC community-building service by sponsoring a meeting or two?  Get details of how you can benefit by sponsoring our Startup Events here.


Are you an Orange County Entrepreneur working on a software, hardware, or related high tech venture?
What Would YOU Like to Discuss?
OR - Want to Practice your Startup Pitch?

Let us know what issues or challenges you and your startup are facing. 

We'll be happy to help you work through them with the help of our friendly MasterMinds Group.  (Plus you can get a FREE TICKET!)

Typical workshop Q&A discussions include topics like these: 

  • Incorporation

  • New Idea Brainstorming

  • Mobile App Development

  • SEO

  • Raising Money

  • Product Development

  • Content Marketing

  • Cyber-security

  • Website Development

  • Facebook marketing

  • PPC Advertising

  • Outsourcing

  • Graphic Design

  • Hiring / Recruiting

  • Sales

  • Instagram

  • Finding Co-Founders

  • Publicity Strategies

  • Blogging

  • Seed Financing

  • Finding Your Niche

  • Email List-Building

  • Automation

  • Productivity

  • How to Find Angel Investors

  • Affiliate Marketing

  • Growth Hacking

AND, any other topics that are helpful to you, fellow entrepreneurs, or your early stage venture.

OR - If you'd like to practice your Startup Investor Pitch, our group of fellow entrepreneurs can help you perfect it with friendly feedback. 

Share your Question OR STARTUP PITCH
for the MasterMinds Group Discussion here.

(and get a free ticket!)


MasterMinds Meetings Startup Events Calendar

(Get more details here if you can help us by sponsoring any of these events.)

#21 Thursday, January 24, 2019 - SOLD OUT

#22 Thursday, February 21, 2019 - SOLD OUT

#23 Thursday, March 28 - SOLD OUT

#24 Thursday, April 18 - SOLD OUT

#25 Thursday, May 23- SOLD OUT

#26 Wednesday, June 19 - SOLD OUT

#27 Wednesday, July 17 - SOLD OUT

#28 Thursday, August 22 - SOLD OUT

#29 Thursday, September 12 - SOLD OUT

#30 Thursday, October 17 - SOLD OUT

#31 Wednesday, November 20

 No December Meeting – Happy Holidays!

Join the free email list to be notified when discounted Early Bird tickets go on sale!


All workshops start at 530pm at the WeWork offices at the Irvine Spectrum.

Be sure to join our email list now to be notified when tickets are available for these future events.



Past Partner Startup Events

Stanford Alumni Association

Stanford Alumni Association Orange County

MasterMinds Workshop

Entrepreneurship mentoring workshop for Stanford alumni interested in startups.  (In partnership with the Stanford University, Stanford Law School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and UCLA Anderson School Alumni Associations.)

The new WeWork offices, Costa Mesa, CA
(Stanford Alumni and Guests Only.)


Startup Grind

Fireside Chat

With Afters Ice Cream Co-Founder Andy Nguyen

The new AC Hotel - Irvine, CA



Thanks to these Sponsors

These firms believe in the potential of Orange County’s startup ecosystem.  Thanks to them for their support of our community service for local startup entrepreneurs.

These are REAL photos of a REAL MasterMinds Group Meeting. No MasterMinds were hurt in the production of this image.

These are REAL photos of a REAL MasterMinds Group Meeting. No MasterMinds were hurt in the production of this image.

What is a "MasterMinds Group" anyway?

As Napoleon Hill recommended, participate in a MasterMinds Group if you want friendly advice from fellow entrepreneurs and business owners.  Members take turns offering questions for group discussion in a workshop format.  The feedback and advice helps them accelerate their businesses.

How Can I Participate?

There are 2 easy steps you can take right now:

1. Sign up for the email list to be notified of future startup events in Southern California.

2. Register now for our next MasterMinds group coaching workshop in Orange County.

3. Sponsor or host an event.  Details here.

p.s.  If you are NOT in Southern California, check out Scott's original online MasterMinds Coaching Forum here.


How can I Benefit?

A MasterMinds Group is a tremendous, proven resource.  It can help:

  • Accelerate your startup to greater success

  • Incubate your ideas to develop realistic, cost-effective plans

  • Hold you accountable for achieving your goals

  • Improve your strategy and cost-efficiency by learning from others who have "been there, done that".

  • Enjoy your work more by sharing your experiences with friendly fellow entrepreneurs who get it...

Join us LIVE for a face-to-face MasterMinds Meeting soon!  It's world class coaching at an affordable price.

Learn more about our Founder at

Learn more about our Founder at

Who is scott fox?

The Host of the MasterMinds OC entrepreneur strategy coaching startup accelerator workshops is the CEO of the Orange County Startup Council, Scott Fox.  Scott is a serial internet entrepreneur, best-selling Author of 3 books about entrepreneurship, an angel investor, startup CEO advisor, and nice guy. 

He is dedicated to helping more entrepreneurs get their share of the digital business revolution worldwide through his books and online MasterMinds Startup Founder Coaching Forum

Visit for more here...

If you don't live in Southern California or would prefer online coaching, this is for you.

If you don't live in Southern California or would prefer online coaching, this is for you.

Don't Live in Southern California? Or PREFER TO WORK ONLINE?

Join the original online version of Scott Fox's MasterMinds Startup Founders Forum.  Going strong since 2009, this virtual community offers you a private social network exclusively for entrepreneurs, digital marketers, and aspiring startup founders from all over the world.  Personally moderated by Scott Fox, this is the fun, educational group of supportive online experts you've been looking for!

Learn More about the friendly online MasterMinds Forum for Startup Founders...


Sponsors, Venues, and Volunteers Wanted

If you agree with the mission of MasterMinds OC, we'd appreciate your help with our efforts to incubate and accelerate more Orange County startup ventures.

Please contact us here if you can help our startup events with sponsorships, promotions, venues, or by volunteering.  Thanks!