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  • Wess Gates: Thanks Rick. I guess? I do not really see a difference betwe...
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Welcome to OCWorx

OC Worx is a consortium of local technology and education groups in Orange County, who are interested in the development of physical products in the Southern California area.  Check our joint event calendar or Meetup group to find all sorts of amazing seminars and meetings of interest to...

Innovation Clusters

Historic Innovation Clusters Throughout history there have been groups of individuals who have formed innovation clusters.  These clusters were comprised of people who hung out together, debated issues, held shows or symposiums, and cross promoted their events and efforts. They happen in...

Why make a “Made in The...

I’ve heard almost every criticism in the book, when I tell people that Edtric Corp. is making a “Made in The USA” Arduino® UNO R3 clone in partnership with Cascade Systems Technology. You can find the USAduino® on our edtrication website. Let us visit three of my favorite...

America Unleashed

I have a manufacturing background, so this subject is dear to my heart. I’ve personally witnessed, and been impacted by, the ebb of America’s production capabilities and decline in our competitiveness as a manufacturing powerhouse over these last 15 or so years. The following article...

2 Irvine Companies Rais...

Original information from tha OCBJ (The Orange County Business Journal) Irvine-based eye device makerAqueSys Inc. said recently that it has raised $43.6 million in a fourth round of funding. AqueSys plans to use the money to “accelerate the execution and attainment of our clinical,...

Hardware is Back in Vog...

Tucked into the tiniest of corners of the gargantuan Consumer Electronics Show one night this week was Sonny Vu, the founder of Misfit. The Redwood City, Calif., company did not have an elaborately constructed trade booth with flashing lights or blaring dance music. It just had Vu,...

Brad Feld on The Boulde...

Recently in the MIT Technology Review, an Article called “The Next Silicon Valley” took a look at the factors that go into creating entrepreneurial clusters: high growth, innovation areas. It referenced a concept by Brad Feld, called the Boulder Thesis, which outlines four...

You Have an Idea, Now W...

You Have an Idea, Now What? If you’re the creative type, you have a head full of ideas and no clue what to do with them.  Perhaps you have asked a friend or two if they think it is a good idea, and everyone you know has been very positive and supportive, but you still don’t know what...