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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill Carpou. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill Carpou, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill Carpou. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill Carpou, often where they are interviewed.

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Special Episode - with Bill Carpou, CEO of Octane

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Bill Carpou, CEO of Octane joined me again on Accelerate OC for a special show, to discuss what Octane is doing to help businesses here navigate the challenges presented by COVID19, updating us on how the Octane team is doing at this time, and what he's seeing and hearing from our business community.  Bill sits in the middle of innovative startups, many of the professional services providers, and a number of large life sciences and technology companies here, as well as investors locally and around the country.  So he gets perspective from a number of places.

Octane holds several prominent events each year for the innovation community - Technology Innovation Forum, Ophthalmology Technology Summit, and High Tech Awards, to name a few.  Those will all be squeezed into the late summertime this year in a schedule adjustment, and we should all look to support them. 

Bill also shared the good news of the 2019 Impact Report, which showed the jobs and economic impact that Octane is helping to drive here through its innovative programs like LaunchPad.  Octane plays a key role in our community as we all continue to strengthen support for innovation here and build bridges between the many initiatives underway.

Apr 06 2020 · 31mins
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Bill Carpou, OCTANe

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Bill has held many key positions at technology companies such as Xerox and IKON, and created distribution channels and customer solutions for products manufactured by Canon, Ricoh, and H-P. Both companies also provided an opportunity for Bill to lead distressed operations back to profitability and interact with investors, including several Wall Street investment banks. Additionally, he led several acquisitions and the creation of strategic partnerships. Bill was with Merrill Lynch earlier in his career, and more recently, held an executive position within The Blackstone Group, one of the leading global private equity firms. In that role Bill led the successful growth and transformation of a key portfolio company. He has broad sales and marketing experience and during 2014, worked with several startups to provide advisory services focused to revenue growth, and increasing both profitability and overall enterprise value.

Nov 23 2019 · 47mins

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1689: Bill Carpou, OCTANe

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Nov 23 2019 · 47mins
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Bill Carpou - CEO, OCTANe

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One of the leading cheerleaders for the innovation ecosystem in Orange County is Bill Carpou. He is CEO of OCTANe, the leading organization in Orange County for the technology and medical technology business ecosystems, by connecting people, resources and capital.  During Bill’s 4½ year tenure at OCTANe, I’ve had the pleasure of serving with him on OCTANe's Board and seeing his great leadership propel OCTANe to heights never seen in its 16 year history. 

Bill has expanded OCTANe’s flagship annual events, expanded capital and growth services to companies here, and increased the organization’s job creation impact goals to 55,000 by 2030.  Through OCTANe he was responsible for launching a unique ophthalmology-focused venture fund, Visionary Ventures, that has garnered global attention. 

Before OCTANe Bill was a partner at 2 firms that helped businesses with growth and profitability, he was a senior executive for prominent private equity firm, Blackstone Group, portfolio company, and he was a senior executive for Ikon Office Solutions. 

Like me, Bill is a transplant to Orange County but has deeply committed to making it an awesome community.  He's involved in or supporting many of the great things happening here in our tech and medical communities.  He had great encouragement on here for folks to get involved.  Thanks, Bill!

Sep 09 2019 · 33mins
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Beyond the Boardroom - #8: Bill Carpou Part 2

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This week our guest is Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe, the leading connector of medical and technology companies in Orange County, CA. Prior to joining OCTANe as CEO, Mr. Carpou was the Managing Partner for The Grey Group which he founded, focusing on revenue growth and operational improvement for early-stage companies.
Apr 30 2019 · 24mins
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Beyond the Boardroom - #7: Bill Carpou Part 1

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This week our guest is Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe, the leading connector of medical and technology companies in Orange County, CA. Prior to joining OCTANe as CEO, Mr. Carpou was the Managing Partner for The Grey Group which he founded, focusing on revenue growth and operational improvement for early-stage companies.

Apr 19 2019 · 22mins