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EnvisionOC: Working For a Better Future. Showcasing the opportunities that are available in Orange County for your career, enterprise, and lifestyle.
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Welcome to this month's newsletter. EnvisionOC is a resource designed to showcase the incredible diversity of career, enterprise and lifestyle opportunities Orange County has to offer.

Whether you're a professional in Orange County, considering OC as a professional destination, or working in the human resources field, we hope you will find value in this bi-monthly publication. Our goal is to promote the connectivity of our business ecosystem for the benefit of growth and sustainability for our county's workforce.

In this month's edition, we spotlight Orange County's focus on innovation investment and how our community of business leaders are helping to develop a SoCal AI Superhub, creating over 50,000 new high-paying technology jobs in OC, and investing in local student-entrepreneurs. We are also excited to announce that Orange Fellowship is now accepting applications for their 2021-2023 class, and more community updates. Read on!


The EnvisionOC Team
Orange County Business Community Sets the Bar for Leadership and Innovation in 2021

Stephen Ibaraki, global AI futurist and member of the AI Executive Working Group of CLA-OC, highlighted Orange County in a recent IT World Canada article, citing its responsible leadership combined with innovation (RLI) in developing an AI SuperHub in SoCal along with other regional collaborators.

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Technology Opportunity Swelling in Orange County

Octane is a local organization focused on connecting people, resources and capital, in order to create 55,000 new high-paying technology jobs in OC by 2030. Watch a recording of their recent Partner Summit to learn more about what Octane is doing for OC's innovation system and share how you can get involved.

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New Student-led Venture Fund Fosters SoCal Student Innovation

California Crescent Fund, a student-led and founded venture fund, is filling a critical need for local innovation capital for OC's student-entrepreneurs. They have partnered with Operate, a venture studio in Costa Mesa, to build a network of resources and capital for local students. Learn more about them and their first investment, a TikTok-style dating app, below.

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Orange Fellowship Program Accepting Applications for 2021 - 2023 Class

Recent college graduates (2019-2021) working full-time in an OC company are invited to apply to join the next class of fellows. The Orange Fellowship is a program for leaders and opportunity seekers to gain invaluable growth opportunities and increase your social capital. See the Flyer here for more information!

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Community Roundup
As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we wanted to feature some Black-owned businesses to support in OC! Click here to find some new places to try.

Economic recovery expected seen by Chapman economic forecast.

OC Together launches diversity, equity and inclusion initiative addressing "Where do we go from here?" Learn more about upcoming reStructure cohorts.

Looking to hire interns, PT or FT employees? Register for:
• Chapman University's (Virtual!) Spring Career Fair 2021
• Cal State University, Fullerton (CSUF) Virtual Internship and Career Expo

Anduril Debuts New OC Headquarters - LA Times

SoCal Venture Pipeline to Connect Local Startups with Growth Stage Venture Funding - View the blog
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