Orange County is a highly diverse community. As a result, it is often too easy to work in silos without a common endpoint in mind. CEOs have the power and resources to bring the right people together to work on the big issues that require cross-sector collaboration, but the entire community is needed to make change happen.
We will only achieve our vision with an ecosystem approach that engages leaders across our region.
We seek local business leaders passionate about leveraging their financial, political, and networking capital to drive meaningful change and progress across OC. We also seek community leaders, investors, foundations, and philanthropists focused on funding models of scalable change for underrepresented communities that can be shared across the nation.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform our world. With AI estimated to be worth $22.17tn to the global economy by 2030, the United States is a global leader on the research, commercialization and use of AI. But competition is high. No single region within the US can rest on its laurels. In order for the United States to continue to be a leader in AI, winning the race for a world-class talent pool, from K-12 to higher education, to reskilling and upskilling, is imperative for success.
The SC Master Fund is SoCal’s first Fund of Funds supporting local innovation, entrepreneurs, and venture funds. We are working with a few of the largest and most successful corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, universities, and executives in Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
Southern California is primed for entrepreneurial growth and innovation as an undervalued region. We are the number two ranked region in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and number one in PhD graduates, hold key startup growth advantages throughout our region, and have the access to leverage our SoCal cluster strengths.