ActSeed is proud to partner with the Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Digital Media Center (DMC).
The DMC business incubator offers a dynamic workspace for 10 to 15 emerging digital media companies accompanied by a wide variety of business support services. Established in August 2006, the DMC is the first facility of its kind in Orange County, California combining education and business in the digital media industry. The center was created to stimulate economic growth in Orange County by attracting emerging businesses to the area and providing educational programs in digital media arts.
The DMC-ActSeed partnership provides entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Santa Ana area with the facility-based resources at the DMC with ActSeed’s online business community and “Entrepreneur’s Toolbox” of resources. Together, the DMC and ActSeed can give emerging companies the best opportunity to compete and succeed.
Entrepreneurs and Service Providers affiliated with the DMC are eligible for special discounts on ActSeed’s premium group memberships. When joining the Entrepreneur Group or Service Provider Group, you can apply the discount code DMC2010A for a 25% discount on annual memberships or DMC2010M for a 10% discount on monthly memberships. These discounts are valid for group registrations through December 31, 2011 and will remain valid through each renewal period as long as you maintain your membership without cancellation.
The 28,000 square-foot, two-story center features a welcome center, business incubator for emerging digital media businesses; classrooms equipped with remote desktop connection software and production facilities that serve as the home of the Santa Ana College TV/Video department and SAC-TV.
The recently launched DMC Affiliate Program is an alternative to tenancy at the DMC facility. The Affiliate Program is available to qualifying early-stage entrepreneurial technology companies that can benefit from some of the DMC’s Business Incubator services without having to lease office space.
To learn more about becoming a DMC business incubator tenant or Affiliate Program member, please visit the DMC website or visit the facility at 1300 South Bristol St. (corner of West Wilshire Ave. and Bristol) in Santa Ana, California.
The Digital Media Center (DMC), an economic development program of Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) and a Santa Ana College (SAC) instructional center, joins technology, business and education under one roof. The DMC was made possible through a $1.6 million U.S. Department of Commerce grant facilitated by the WRJ Group, land donated by the City of Santa Ana and Measure E funds. The DMC features a RSCCD-hosted business incubator nurturing digital media companies and college programs and seminars in the digital media arts, TV/video and business.
The DMC business incubator offers the following specialized business support resources and services:
- Competitive lease rates;
- High-speed network infrastructure, wireless Ethernet and a centralized server room;
- Business mentoring services such as legal consultation, patent specialists, research and development grants and venture capital groups;
- One-on-one counseling in basic business practices, marketing/advertising, human resources, accounting, web and promotional design through resources, including the Orange County Small Business Development Center (OCSBDC) and the TriTech SBDC;
- Networking opportunities with other entrepreneurial technology businesses;
- On-site educational classes and seminars to enhance your working knowledge of business basics;
- Opportunities to work with graphic design students to improve communication media.