JC Ruffalo

JC Ruffalo joined the OCTANe team in June 2014 and is the Director of LaunchPad SBDC and Investor Relations. OCTANe has created one of the nation’s most dynamic ecosystems to drive technology industry growth in Southern California by connecting ideas and people with resources, expertise and capital.  OCTANe LaunchPad focuses on helping later staged startups with their investor deck presentations and capital funding strategies. Alumni companies that have graduated from the OCTANe LaunchPad program have gone on to raise over one billion in capital and produced over ten thousand new jobs. JC Ruffalo has been recognized as an active, young entrepreneur filled with high energy, passion, and new ideas. JC kicked off his entrepreneurial career at the age of nine founding an action sports clothing company. Following the clothing line, he later cofounded an email marketing company as well as a global truck supply company. JC graduated from Chapman University Argyros School of Business in 2011 with a business administration degree with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Economics.