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Column Five Gets Growing at The Vine Orange County

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“Do good work.” “Value our partners.” “Be good to each other.” These are just a few of the core values that makes Column Five tick. Based in Irvine, California and Brooklyn, New York, Column Five has managed to establish a purposeful brand driven by partnership, mutual respect and an overall desire to bring a little more good into the world. 

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  • Customer suite photography of EvoNexus at 101 West Broadway, San Diego, Ca

    Bring Your Innovative Ideas to EvoNexus Irvine

    November 29, 2017

    Calling all Orange County disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs – Southern California’s leading startup technology incubator is now accepting applications for its Fall 2017 session! EvoNexus is a non-profit technology incubator and hub designed to accelerate the growth, staying power and marketability of startups through a variety of dynamic resources.Typically lasting from 18 to 24-months, this one-of-a-kind program puts startups on the path to long-term growth, sustainability and success through a multitude of resources and mentorship opportunities.

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    Crafting the Perfect Startup Pitch Deck

    November 06, 2017

    One of the most important (and sometimes most dreaded) elements of the startup business model is pitching. It’s common knowledge that no startup is an island – execs must develop and deliver a strong strategy that appeals to potential investors, partners and clients. Pitching is an integral part of this process – communicating an effective, forward-thinking plan gets people excited and can be that deciding factor that pushes your startup into the big leagues. To start, you will need a killer pitch deck that will not only start the conversation, but keep your backers talking. Community members at The Vine have achieved ongoing growth through a variety of resources, including access to an extensive network of executives and startup professionals.

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    Why Shared Workspaces are the Future of Office Culture

    October 09, 2017

    It may be time to open up your workplace to a collaborative, coworking experience. As research continues to shed light on ergonomics and office design, shared work environments have proven to greatly benefit businesses.

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    Coding and Beyond: 7 Trending Startup Careers

    September 13, 2017

    One of the best parts of working at a startup is the endless list of career paths it can offer. From marketing to sales, user experience to software development, startups lead the way in innovative career opportunities. To ensure companies attract the brightest talent, The Vine provides all the resources seed-stage businesses need to thrive, including vibrant professional networks and versatile coworking spaces.

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    TechCrunch SF 2017: Here's What to Expect

    August 28, 2017

    Have you gotten your tickets for TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017? If not, you probably should. The tech conference of the year is set to be one of the biggest yet, featuring celebrities like Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environmental Initiatives, Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen, co-founders of Houzz, and Ben Silbermann, Pinterest’s co-founder and CEO. With innovative events like the Startup Battlefield, lectures hosted by tech leaders and so much more, TechCrunch Disrupt is an excellent opportunity to learn and network.

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    The Great Startup Naming Debate

    August 11, 2017

    What’s in a name? When you think of Google, Apple or Facebook, tech leadership and amazing products immediately come to mind. These brands have names that are so powerful, they need no introduction

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    Thinking about Building a Startup? Follow These 5 Tips.

    July 31, 2017

    So you want to turn your bright idea into a business. But what’s your game plan? Founding a startup involves much more than having a lightbulb moment—you also need a strategy to bring the big picture to life. Here at The Vine, strategy, networking and innovation are part of our daily routine. Our industry experience gives us a unique perspective on what it takes to turn great ideas into successful startups. If you’re ready to kickstart your startup journey, check out our list of business savvy tips.


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    4 Tips for Effective Office Design

    July 12, 2017

    Offices are a direct reflection of a company’s culture. An open concept space without traditional cubicles hints at core values like communication and collaboration. A location with a lot of quiet space may indicate a head-down, hyper-focused work ethic. So, what kind of office do you want to run? A space rife with brainstorming sessions and industry leading ideas, or a spot for go-getters who consistently churn out high-quality work? Well, the answer falls somewhere in the middle.


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  • Shark Tank - Southern California Open Call - March 30th, 2017

    March 24, 2017

    Where: Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa – Morongo ballroom. 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, Ca 92230

    When: March 30th, 2017. Start time – 9:00 am

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  • What Would it Take for Your Grandma to Buy a 3D Printer?

    March 24, 2017

    3D Printing may not yet be ubiquitous in consumer homes, but that day is approaching fast.

    However, we have a bit of a problem with mass adoption of 3D Printing: it’s not such a pleasant experience for the average non-techie consumer.

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  • What's Driving Incubator Space in San Diego

    February 22, 2017

    The region’s attractiveness as a vibrant place to live and do business is one of the main reasons why incubator spaces like the Vine SD.

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  • Rock My World Grows Through The Vine - So Can You!

    February 21, 2017

    Coworking space at The Vine, starting at $200/month. Reach out to us today to schedule a tour and apply for a free week at our downtown location.

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  • Best Apps of 2016

    December 04, 2016

    At The Vine, a number of our members are working on disrupting the mobile app economy. Whether it be a well known startup such as Postmates, an on-demand auto maintenance service such as Loil or even a service that helps deliver larger items like Bringpro, The Vine has some awesome companies changing the app game!


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  • How The Vine & Orange County’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem are Powering Startup Success

    September 16, 2016

    Get inspired by another success story fresh off The Vine! We spoke with Vojin Zivojnovic, CEO and Co-Founder of AGGIOS to learn how Irvine Company and Orange County's vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem is fueling innovation. 

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  • Obtaining Venture Capital When Launching a Business

    September 08, 2016

    Raising capital is always on an entrepreneurs’ mind. While there is no scientific method to raising capital, there are definitely ways to make the process less grueling and more likely to occur.


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  • Top 5 OC Lunch Spots for Entrepreneurs

    May 30, 2016

    As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to work through the day with no thought of a lunch break. Fueled by adrenaline, our bodies suppress civilian style hunger pangs as we tirelessly slap our fingers onto our keyboards. We at The Vine think it’s time we put a stop to this madness and go out for lunch! Not only does Orange County has some of the best restaurants in the world, you may also want to consider taking out clients to these hip lunch spots, a power lunch is sure to impress and you just may close that deal…no promises, but it’s kind of a proven theory! Below are 5 lunch spots to check out next time you’re looking for a nosh during business hours.

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    Best Outdoor Workplaces in Orange County

    May 30, 2016

    Real Estate is expensive in Orange County. There are even certain zip codes within the county that are year-after-year ranked as some of the most expensive in the US. One of the main reasons for this? Location, location, location… and demand. People want to live, work, and play in the OC and who could blame us! Lucky for Orange County’s entrepreneurs, our great weather is the perfect backdrop for even greater outdoor workplaces. Sometimes a little Vitamin D can be just the medicine needed when the need for inspiration strikes! The VineOC is proud to be featured on this list of the best outdoor workplaces in Orange County. Come see us and check out some of the others as well!

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  • Winner of The VineOC’s Inaugural Pitch Competition

    May 09, 2016

    On May 3rd The VineOC hosted a pitch competition and the turnout was incredible. More than 30 companies from all over Southern California and across all industries applied to pitch but ultimately only 12 were chosen to pitch in front of the judges and compete for the awesome prizes. Each startup had 3 minutes to talk about their company and to prove to the judges that they were the best by conveying their traction, passion and overall viability. While the many companies that pitched all have promising futures…there could only be one winner! 

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  • You could have owned 10% of Airbnb for $150k

    March 30, 2016

    Fundraising for a startup can seem like a full time job. From countless phone calls to meetings with skeptical investors, the necessary process of fundraising is painful at best. Need some inspiration to stay at it? Back in 2008 the three co-founders of Airbnb were on a mission to change the hospitality and travel industry. They knocked on the doors of dozens of investors but no one seemed to buy into their idea. Just 8 years later, Airbnb is not only going strong but worth a staggering $25B. Now Cofounder and CEO Brian Chesky is sharing rejection letters from investors who passed on Airbnb in 2008 and are no doubt kicking themselves now. These prove that perseverance and believing in your idea in the face of doubt is the key to your startup’s success. Read more here, and make sure to save those rejection emails!

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  • Could Advertising Make Uber Free?

    February 25, 2016

    Earning it’s spot as one of the most successful startups of our time, Uber has now raised over $8.8 Billion in funding. While all startups and the entrepreneurs running them aim to be as successful, a steep growth curve can be a blessing and a curse. 

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  • The Vine Featured Founder of the Month – Adam Markowitz, Portfolium Founder & CEO

    February 12, 2016

    Adam Markowitz is a rocket scientist on a mission, but not the one you might imagine. This month, The Vine is excited to feature a founder on a mission to empower a group Newsweek 

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  • Top 10 Apps for the Grinding Entrepreneur in 2016

    February 11, 2016

    For entrepreneurs constantly on the grind, each day is a battle for improved efficiency. The right mobile apps have the power to make your daily grind that much more productive, giving you back valuable time and helping you do more with less. 

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  • Startup or Small Business? The Vine Orange County’s Zack Martin shares insights from Quora

    January 10, 2016

    We live in a world today where the word “startup” gets thrown around all too often. What exactly is a startup? When does a startup stop being a startup and become something else? Is Uber a startup? 

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