2017 Finalists

Finalists were chosen from over 100 companies in the Orange County Area.  OCTANe is excited to present you with this year's finalists. 


11 Health

11 Health and Technologies Limited is a connected medical device company, where all of our patented devices use Bluetooth® wireless technology to send secure real-time data to most mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and watches. Data is stored on a HIPAA compliant cloud server and then shared with physicians, clinicians, nurses and family members who care for you. Our engineering teams work closely with patients, nurses and physicians to create the most elegant and seamless end user experience across all of our ostomy solutions.


Allegro Ophthalmics

Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC is establishing integrin peptide therapy as the next-generation pharmaceutical category for the treatment of vitreoretinal diseases.  Allegro’s lead investigational drug, Luminate®, has successfully met the endpoints for its first two Phase 2 studies and has the potential to significantly reduce the current burden of intravitreal injections and be a new treatment option for patients with diabetic macular edema and age-related macular degeneration.  By quickly, safely and cost-effectively bringing to market new and improved treatment options for leading causes of blindness, Allegro is committed to offering patients an improved quality of life sustained by self-sufficient, functional vision. For more information, visit www.allegroeye.com.



Alteryx, Inc. is a rapidly growing leader in data cataloging, prep, blending and advanced analytics that is breaking the barriers and democratizing the analytics process -  empowering hundreds of employees within a single enterprise to become “citizen data scientists.” We provide line-of-business analysts across multiple functions and industries with a code-free and code-friendly workflow that leads to impactful business outcomes, saving weeks and months of mundane prep, resulting in analysts truly loving their jobs again. This is how our customers describe how they feel when using Alteryx.  More than 2,500 customers from world-class leading brands worldwide rely on Alteryx daily.


Arbitech was founded in 2000 and has become the world’s leading independent distributor of IT and data center products. By listening to our customers, we have built a reputation for delivering quality products on time, earning us loyalty and producing profits for our partners.

Arbitech has developed the industry’s most extensive global network of supply sources to build an inventory of server, storage, networking and mobile computing products. We carry an extensive inventory in our distribution center and we offer complete configuration services. In addition, the company offers traditional distributor services, such as financing, same day shipping and technical support.



BioLargo, Inc. makes life better by delivering cutting-edge products that help solve some of the world's most important problems that threaten our water, our air, and healthcare. More information can be found about the company and its subsidiaries at www.BioLargo.com. The subsidiary BioLargo Water, Inc. (www.BioLargoWater.ca) showcases the Advanced Oxidation System, a product in development specifically designed to eliminate common, troublesome, and toxic contaminants in water in a fraction of the time and cost of current technologies.



BioPhotas, Inc. is a FDA-registered medical device manufacturer, producing Light Energy devices which use proprietary technology to treat skin, muscle and joint conditions. Unique in design, the award winning Celluma Series is widely used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, estheticians and pain management specialists and is FDA-cleared to treat eight separate indications-for-use. In three short years, BioPhotas’ flagship product, the Celluma PRO has gained the distinction of market leader in aesthetic light therapy devices.  The Celluma is also CE-Certified as a Dermal Wound Healing device in the European Union, the first device of its kind to achieve such status.  BioPhotas’ products can be found in more than 40 countries around the globe.



Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, BirchStreet Systems, Inc. provides global enterprises with a complete Procure-to-Pay business (P2P) solution deploying a SaaS model using cloud technology.  Over the past 15 years, BirchStreet has partnered with the largest multi-national Hospitality enterprises in the world to become the leading provider of P2P software in the industry. Today, BirchStreet is contracted with more than 14,000 properties in over 100 countries and has over 400,000 suppliers transacting through BirchStreet’s B2B Business network. The BirchStreet software is supported in 13 languages and transacts in 56 different currencies.  The company also has offices in Denver, India, China, Singapore and London.


cie digital labs

Cie Digital Labs (CDL) is a hybrid interactive development firm and technology startup studio. CDL creates leading digital solutions, serves as an innovation lab for a variety of prominent global brands, and acts as a platform to develop and turn ground-breaking ideas into new technology ventures.

CDL blends Silicon Valley know-how, startup dynamism and speed with the business maturity of serial entrepreneurs, seasoned venture capitalists, and Fortune 500 executives. This proven combination drives cutting edge solutions for top enterprises’ strategic and operational business challenges. CDL’s leadership team has served key roles at various successful startups including Amazon, Yahoo!, Overture, Nativo and Internet Brands.



Compellon is a prescriptive analytics company that delivers actionable insights in seconds or minutes.  Powered by a breakthrough approach to artificial intelligence, Compellon automatically finds exactly where to focus and precisely how to optimize outcomes.  Unlike traditional data science approaches, Compellon is a force multiplier for organizations challenged with dynamic competitive environments, complex data, limited data science resources, or requirements for time-sensitive responses.  Focused on the Financial Services and Omnichannel Customer Engagement markets, the Company is on pace to triple its number of customers in calendar year 2017.  Customers include market-leading companies in insurance, securities, CPG, subscription services and automotive.



Across the world, D-Link connecting millions of people in their daily lives, in 100 countries – from powering hospital networks so that life-saving operations can be carried out, to supporting vast knowledge centers in the heart of universities and research centers to enable critical scientific breakthroughs. D-Link is committed to helping small businesses grow through a complete line of Wi-Fi networking and camera surveillance solutions and helping families of millions of homes around the world enjoy rich, fast digital lifestyles. For more information, visit us.dlink.com.



Enevate Corporation, headquartered in Irvine, is an advanced Li-ion battery technology company focused on next-generation electric vehicles and mobile devices. Enevate's pioneering work on silicon-dominant anodes has resulted in its breakthrough HD-Energy® technology featuring ultrafast charging with high energy density, excellent low-temperature operation, and safety advantages over conventional graphite Li-ion batteries. Investors include Mission Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tsing Capital, Infinite Potential Technologies, Presidio Ventures – a Sumitomo Corporation company, CEC Capital, and several strategic investors. To learn more about Enevate’s industry-defining battery technology, visit www.enevate.com


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Lake Forest based weight loss company BarioSurg was acquired by Minnesota based Enteromedics, Inc.  BarioSurg is the developer of the minimally invasive laparoscopic device, called the Gastric Vest System (GVS). The GVS encompasses the stomach, giving feeling of fullness without cutting or removing the stomach which can help with morbid obesity and can reduce dependence on diabetes medication. The clinical trial showed excellent patient outcomes with an average of 86% excess weight loss at 12 months on patients with an average starting BMI of 39 (11.8 BMI drop), 38 cm waist circumference decrease, and a 2.1 point drop in HBA1c. 


Geo commerce

Headquartered in Irvine, California, INCIRCL, a division of GeoCommerce, designs, develops and distributes software that enhance and enable mobile payments. 

INCIRCL is an innovator in mobile payments solutions, differentiated by an integrated merchant payment, proximity marketing, and consumer intelligence platform. INCIRCL provides a unified suite of merchant tools combining software, marketing, loyalty, analytics, and hardware into a single platform. 



Glaukos Corporation is an ophthalmic medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of breakthrough products and procedures to transform the treatment of glaucoma.   Glaukos has developed the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent, which is designed to reduce IOP and dependence on ocular hypotensive medications in patients with mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma.  The iStent is CE marked with availability in selected markets in Europe, has a Medical Device License in Canada and is FDA approved in the USA.  Glaukos has also developed the iStent inject® and iStent supra® technologies, which are currently under clinical evaluation. For more information, visit www.glaukos.com.



The GlobeChat vision is to provide a single unified global communication platform instantly connecting people throughout the world regardless of language or distance.  We enable people to communicate with others with automated real-time translated messages on Android, Apple and Windows mobile devices, as well as tablets, laptops and desktops, allowing for seamless interaction - each person receives messages in their native language regardless of the language of the sender.  GlobeChat also offers an innovative search feature allowing a user to easily filter others globally based on thousands of specific criteria such as age, gender, orientation, religion, political affiliation, education, career, interests, commonalities, with the results immediately displayed on a colorful map of the world.    


Harbor Med Tech

Harbor MedTech, Inc. is a fully integrated, commercial stage tissue regeneration company.  Our patented BriDGE® technology platform enables us to create an array of biologic products that regenerate tissue by using the patient’s own growth factors and immune system to accelerate healing while preventing infection and scar formation, leading to more natural, convenient and cost effective outcomes.  Our first products are FDA approved for the treatment of patients with chronic skin wounds and our next series of products will accelerate the healing of hernias, breast reconstruction, Achilles tendon, ligaments, and many other surgical repairs beginning in 2018.  Founded by medtech veteran Jerry Mezger, Harbor has a fully staffed and experienced management team.



Started in 2002, HyperX began with one line of high-performance memory and has grown over the years to encompass multiple product lines of memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, and mouse pads. Featuring best-in-class components that deliver superior performance, quality and aesthetic design, HyperX products are the choice of top-rated gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide. From setting memory world records to achieving the highest product standards, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer.



Your smartphone, laptop, and smart toaster contain so much software that it is virtually guaranteed to contain latent security issues putting your sensitive information at risk. Immunant's technology places additional safeguards into the most vulnerable layers of the software stack. Specifically, our protections change the attack surface of programs as they launch. This is fully transparent to software developers and end users alike. Adversaries, on the other hand, are presented with a moving target that is far harder to reliably compromise. Immunant is a science-based spinoff from the University of California, Irvine and releases core parts of its technology as open source software. 



Founded by entrepreneur and industry icon Anthony Hsieh, loanDepot has launched mello™, an $80-million proprietary “ecosystem of the future” that delivers the first fully-digital home loan origination platform. As America’s lender, the company is reshaping consumer perceptions of modern lending, disrupting the financial status quo by dissolving lines between mortgage and non-mortgage credit, and enabling borrowers to pursue their own American dream. loanDepot is the fifth-largest nonbank lender in the nation and leads the industry’s vision for a tech-enabled lending landscape.


Me U Care

MeU CARE is the mobile digital health communications company that helps keep people healthy. The Company’s solution is the proprietary HIPAA compliant “camera is the new keyboard” communication and care management platform that enables creating and sharing personalized multidirectional multimedia messages among anyone, anywhere on the continuum of health. The cloud solution offers real-time intervention analytics data and integrates with EHRs and Care Management software. Leading health enterprises use MeU CARE for patient engagement through complex care management.



NarrativeWave is the first intelligence platform to provide Data-to-Decision analytics for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The company’s software combines operational data with your engineers’ expertise to auto-generate actionable business insights and recommendations. As a result, the system provides real-time decisions and reports on critical industrial assets to ensure immediate impact on business operations. Additionally, the platform’s intuitive interface allows users to create analytic models that drive business decisions, without the need of developers or data scientists. NarrativeWave has proven multi-million dollar savings per year for industrial manufacturers and their clients (Utilities, Airlines, and Oil & Gas operators) by reducing unplanned downtime, boosting productivity, and increasing diagnostic accuracy.


ncompass trac

NCompassTrac was formed in 2012 by repurposing the underlying technology of Ncompass Marketing, and packaging it for client consumption.  This required adding features, enhancing the tech stack and changing the business pricing to a subscription model.   

The company directives are focused on providing the best customer relationship and retention programs in the industry while ensuring the cleanest and easiest to use technology experience possible. Whether we’re designing a web landing page or an iOS or Android Application, we take great care to ensure that they will ultimately serve our clients, rather than our own internal goals or bottom line.  In short, our solutions are as simple as can be without being simpler than they need to be.



RapidScale is a global provider of managed cloud computing and application solutions for the SMB and Enterprise markets. RapidScale offers a unique managed cloud approach that complements any organization’s current IT efforts. With a global presence, enterprise-grade infrastructure, and a team of highly knowledgeable cloud experts, RapidScale provides the most comprehensive cloud solutions available in the industry. RapidScale’s team of experts is available at every stage of the process, from designing a custom cloud road map to complete account management. Our white-glove service is second to none.



Sonendo®, Inc. is a privately held, venture-backed company developing disruptive technologies to transform dentistry by Saving Teeth Through Sound Science®. The first commercially available product, the GentleWave® System shows significant improvements in clinical efficacy, and treatment efficiency when compared to standard root canal techniques. The GentleWave®  Procedure uses a combination of chemistry and proprietary Multisonic UltracleaningTM technology, to remove tissue, debris, and bacteria from complex anatomies such as microscopic tubules and porous surfaces where bacteria can hide and multiply. The GentleWave Procedure also helps preserve the integrity of the dentin structure of the tooth. For more information, please visit www.sonendo.com


Swift Engineering 

Swift Engineering is a product development and manufacturing services company with over 30 years of experience designing and building high-performance vehicles, specializing in unmanned systems, autonomy, robotics, and advanced composites.  Swift was founded in 1983 and has designed and fabricated over 500 race cars in its 60,000 sq. ft. facility.  Since 2000, Swift has worked on space, aerospace, aeronautical, terrestrial, and underwater, manned and unmanned, defense and commercial systems. Success within these markets requires innovative design and cutting-edge technologies to produce next generation performance-oriented products.



SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device. SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, expertise in a range of industries, and a commitment to future-proofing customer and partner success.

SYSPRO has more than 15,000 licensed companies in over 60 countries across six continents. For more information, visit www.syspro.com.

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veracity industrial networks

Veracity delivers a resilient, secure industrial network that provides an on-premises, centralized configuration, control, and monitoring solution that tracks all connected devices and their communications. The Veracity platform is a secure-by-default network that moves beyond the detection and alerting of cyber events into a resilient network that reduces the attack surface by design. 

The Veracity Industrial SDN network massively reduces the complexity of the network by repurposing the switch infrastructure to ensure communication between devices is determined by the system’s design. Veracity provides an innovative and comprehensive platform for critical networks that enables your business mission. For more information, visit www.veracity.io


Velox Biosystems

Velox Biosystems was founded in 2014 by UC Irvine scientists. We have created an exciting technology for rapid detection of rare biological targets quickly and accurately. While traditional methods may take days or weeks and require multiple sample preparation steps, our IC3D digital droplet technology offers key benefits such as: (a) culture-free detection, (b) single target sensitivity, (c) sample-to-answer in less than 2 hours. We are actively developing products for rapid detection of blood stream infection/sepsis and for liquid biopsy application for early detection/cancer treatment monitoring. Our technology may also be used for other diagnostic applications, pharmaceutical/biotech production, and food safety.


vertos medical

Vertos Medical Inc. is a medical device company committed to developing innovative, minimally invasive treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Its proprietary technologies include mild®, which offers a safe, outpatient, minimally invasive, fluoroscopically guided therapeutic LSS treatment that requires no general anesthesia, no implants, and no stitches. LSS is primarily a degenerative, age-related narrowing of the lower spinal canal that causes symptoms of pain and numbness in the lower back, legs, or buttocks. mild® treats this condition by restoring space in the spinal canal using specialized mild® devices to remove hypertrophic ligamentum flavum through a 5.1 mm treatment portal. Clinical trials show that mild® can help LSS patients stand longer and walk farther with less pain1, and no major device-related complications have been reported.2 Vertos Medical headquarters, physician training and device manufacturing facility is located in Aliso Viejo, CA.