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David Ochi

Advisor Orange County, California Area, US

Executive Director, UC Irvine ANTrepreneur Center and Partner, Alpha Sprouts.

Executive Director, UC Irvine ANTrepreneur Center and Partner, Alpha Sprouts.

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Alpha Sprouts


UC Irvine ANTrepreneur Center


Executive Director Blackstone LaunchPad at UC Irvine October 2013 - present
Adjunct Faculty UC Irvine January 2014 - present
Partner Alpha Sprouts May 2006 - present
Adjunct Faculty South Orange County Community College District August 2014 - present
CMO/CFO Disney Consumer Products Viet Nam March 2007 - July 2007
President Websonic May 2002 - October 2006
President Strevda 2000 - 2005


University of California, Irvine - The Paul Merage School of Business 1997 - 1999
Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University Project Management 1997 - 2008
University of California, Irvine Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1993 - 1997
Laguna Hills High School 1989 - 1993

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Healthcare
  • • Education
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Sports
  • • Robotics
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Green
  • • Financial Services
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Events
  • • Local
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Video
  • • Smart Home
  • • Transportation

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Larry Kutcher
We worked together  •  President and COO, theAdvantage. Previously Chief Operating Officer, Cognition Technologies, Inc.. University of Iowa grad.
David has a rare combination of creativity, problem-solving, analytic ability and extraordinary communication and presentation skills. I fi ... nd I am always energized and have gained fresh insight when we talk and work together. David is one of the strongest entrepreneurial advocates I know.
David Fridley
Founder of Synaccord, an online platform that disrupts political polarization by engaging us in the pursuit of solutions that unite us.
David took the time to meet with me on more than on occasion and listen to what I'm working on and give me his perspective, and he is very a ... ctive in the startup community - contributing to many entrepreneurial events and organizations.
Aron Spencer
We worked together  •  Advisor, SmartWIZ and Business Advisor, BGS Venture.
David is one of the best entrepreneurial leaders in Southern California.
Kevin Somes
They're my school  •  President, Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Vice President, Snow Valley, LLC. University of California, Irvine grad.
David is a driven, extremely intelligent, logical and trustworthy individual. He makes informed decisions and always has been an excellent ... communicator. He has been a trusted friend and advisor for many years.

Aron Spencer
They're my school  •  Advisor, SmartWIZ and Business Advisor, BGS Venture.
Aron has a wealth of knowledge he brings with practical experience for bridging the gap between ideas and execution. His strategic mind is i ... deal for bringing an analytical and in-depth perspective to the optimistic nature of entrepreneurs. Aron is an excellent addition to start-ups in need of solid, experienced tutelage.

Anna PapiĆ³ Toda
We worked together  •  Founder, Beacon Assisted Technologies LLC and Graduate Student Researcher, UC Irvine.
Anna brings her inquisitive, scientific mind to her entrepreneurial ventures. She believes in the market, data and following the results whe ... re they take you. She is tenacious and gracious at the same time.

Dave Berkus
Dave Berkus is a super angel, speaker, author, governance expert.
Dave has a wealth of experience and knowledge as an early stage investor. More importantly, he is approachable and open to supporting entrep ... reneurs and their ventures. Dave is a diamond in the rough among angel investors.