Master Minds Group Orange County Milestone: 

MasterMinds OC: 1 Year Anniversary of Accelerating Orange County Entrepreneurs

Local “Master Minds Group” community service celebrates its first year of helping Orange County startups accelerate their success through peer coaching and mentoring workshops.

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – April 23, 2018:  The MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshop series is pleased to be celebrating its first birthday!  

The leading startup peer coaching service in Orange County, Scott Fox’s Master Minds group for startups has helped hundreds of local entrepreneurs to accelerate their new ventures since its launch last spring. 

Dedicated to sharing practical advice and experience among local startup talent and investors, the free monthly “Startup Accelerator” workshops have quickly emerged as a valued community-building contributor to the Orange County startup ecosystem. 

The group is celebrating its first anniversary with a 1st Birthday Party & Pitch Contest.  In addition to MasterMinds group discussion of startup topics, there will also be birthday cake and a Startup Pitch Practice Contest (including $$$ of prizes).  The event will be held Wednesday, April 25 at 530pm at the WeWork offices at the Irvine Spectrum. 

Founded by best-selling entrepreneurship author and serial entrepreneur, Scott Fox, Orange County startups have welcomed the rapidly growing group: 

“I started MasterMinds OC last year to help more local startup Founders meet each other face to face.  I hoped to increase the sense of community among startups in Orange County with a few free meetups,” said Fox.  “It’s been great to see the community respond so strongly with increased attendance at every workshop, selling out 12 of them in a row.  Best of all, we’re seeing the network develop among our MasterMinds group attendees.  Every meeting now brings success stories from local entrepreneurs working with each other, hiring each other, and finding services, investors, and advice that help grow their early stage businesses.  Thanks to our hundreds of supportive attendees and sponsors for supporting this community service.”

“We were really pleased to find a friendly entrepreneur community like Scott’s MasterMinds OC group to support our cyber-security startup’s growth in Orange County”, says Bjoern Zinssmeister, Founder of TemplarBit.  “The working sessions for local startup founders and their friends are a great community service.  Happy Birthday, MasterMinds OC!”

Regular workshop attendee, H.D. Vo, the Founder of added:  “I am a four-time serial entrepreneur and I wish that there had been a forum like Masterminds OC when I started.  I still learn something new at every session and always meet new people who are helpful to other entrepreneurs.  Happy birthday to MasterMinds OC and congratulations to Scott for creating a helpful, productive environment that supports entrepreneurs of all levels.”  

“We are excited to partner with Scott Fox and such a great organization that is equally committed to our mission of growing the OC startup community and assisting entrepreneurs to develop their businesses,” added Pace McCaskill of the Baker Hostetler law firm

In addition to serving hundreds of local entrepreneurs, friends of the new service over the past year have included top local startup law firms including Stradling, Rutan & Tucker, and Baker Hostetler, as well as local entrepreneurship supporters Silicon Valley Bank, Cox Communications, TriNet, and WeWork. 

MasterMinds OC looks forward to more events to mentor Orange County entrepreneurs and help them succeed.  Upcoming workshop dates include April 25, May 30, June 28, and July 26. 

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The MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator hosts free peer mentoring and coaching Q&A workshops for Southern California entrepreneurs. 

Professionally-moderated by veteran entrepreneur and best-selling author Scott Fox, the Master Minds group discussions topics focus on the challenges shared by early stage startup Founders.  These often include new product ideation, business model planning, legal issues, technical and engineering projects, raising capital from angel investors and venture capital firms, minimum viable product development (MVP), social media marketing, staffing, lifestyle challenges, design, PR, audience-building, and related issues. 

Startup founders, employees, early stage investors, and service providers are all welcome.  Attendance is FREE for anyone who contributes a question or startup pitch for group discussion. 

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