Startup Game Changer
Summit 4.0

Tuesday | February 20, 2024 | 12:30-7:00 pm

11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840


Startup Game Changer 4.0 is where founders meet investors. With dozens of angel investors and venture capital firms confirmed to attend, startup entrepreneurs can learn, meet, and mingle to build the relationships that lead to startup growth and investment capital. The 3rd in our highly popular event series helping founders to succeed, don’t miss the opportunity to join us F2F in Garden Grove!


Tuesday, February 20, 2024 | 12:30-7:00pm

11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840


Scott Fox

CEO, OC Startup Council
Angel Investor
Entrepreneurship Author & Speaker

Registration & Networking

  • Come join us in-person for startup expertise, networking, and fun.
  • No lunch will be provided, refreshments will be there during the networking session.

Opening Remarks

  • Welcome back to the vibrant and growing Orange County startup ecosystem.

Anshuman Sinha

Co-Founder & CEO
Startup Steroid

Stephanie Klopfenstein

City Council Member
Garden Grove


A panel of successful local startup (co)founders tells us how they did it!

Abhi Mukherjee

Operating Partner
CerraCap Ventures

Matt Sand

Avalon Mfg.

Victor Macias

Santana Snacks

Startup Pitching

  • Six pre-selected startup founders will get the opportunity to pitch to investors and attendees
  • 3 minutes to pitch, 5 minutes for Q&A
  • Audience feedback and voting provided by the Demo Day app from Startup Steroid.

Ashutosh Kumar - Jha

Expert Dojo Venture Accelerator

Vishal Arora

Managing Partner
VDOSH Venture Capital

Amy Wood

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Most Fundable Companies

Maeesha Merchant

Colburn School

Allen Goh

Technology and Emerging Growth Services

Snacks & Networking Break

  • Visit the Exhibit Booths
  • Mingle with the Speakers, Investors, and Founders

Partners & Sponsors Showcase

  • Sponsor Showcase

Ashish Saboo

Co-Founder and CTO
Startup Steroid

Startup Pitching

  • Six pre-selected startup founders will get the opportunity to pitch to investors and attendees
  • 3 minutes to pitch, 5 minutes for Q&A
  • Audience feedback and voting provided by the Demo Day app from Startup Steroid.

Jasmine Jiang

Director of Investment
Sunstone Management

Glenn Rogers

Hangar 75 Venture Capital

Brenda A. McCabe

Next Act Advisors
Angel Investor

David Friedman

Tech Coast Angels


  • Bring your important startup legal questions for free Q&A!

Hayk Mamajanyan

Rimon PC

Interactive Pitch Workshop

  • Hear feedback on today’s startup pitches and strategies from our investor panel.

Vote of Thanks & What's Next

Jerry Heikens

JTH Strategies

Networking Happy Hour

  • Don’t leave early! Meet more friendly founders and investors at the “After Party”. Join us at the outdoor SteelCraft Garden Grove venue nearby for more fun and conversation. Cash bar.

Event Sponsors

Confirmed Investors At SGC 3.0


David Friedman

Chairman, TechCoastAngels
Managing Director, C-Level Partners

Joshua Y. Lee

Founder & CEO, Ardius
(Acquired by Gusto)

Keith Yoder

Business Operations & Investment Manager
Innovent Capital Group

Edmond Wong

Angel Investor

Steve Jones

Mayor of Garden Grove

Scott Fox

CEO, OC Startup Council
Entrepreneurship Author & Speaker, Angel Investor

Jerry Heikens

Executive Director, TiE SoCal
Founder/CEO, JTH Strategies

Ashish Saboo

President, TiE SoCal
Co-Founder & CTO, Startup Steroid

Anshuman Sinha

Chair, TiE SoCal Angels
Co-Founder & CEO, Startup Steroid

Janice Orlando

Pasadena Angels

Himanshu Vikram Singh

Senior Financial Analyst
CerraCap Ventures

Angel Investors & VCs Attending SGC 3.0

Tech Coast Angels Sunstone Management TiE Socal Angels Stanford Angels Wealth Capital Network
Okapi Venture Capital Wefunder First Rays Slalom Ventures Title 3 Funds
FP Ventures Pismo Ventures Genesis Bank Cerracap Ventures Cove Fund
Elante Capital GEX Ventures Coulomb Technology Fractional Founders Trust Card
Metz Capital LLC Hangar 75 Ventures CLAOC 2468 Ventures Alleyway Capital
Wolf and Snow Antha Prerna Foundation Aura Investment Partners Next Act Advisors VDOSH
Realty ONE Group OC Startup Council Pasadena Angels Vanture Starter Investors Institute
VC Engine Capstone Partners Financial and Insurance Services Expert Dojo Home Alliance MEDA Angels
Octane OC Portola Valley Partners Internet of Trust Shield M&D Ventures Ardius
Companyon Ventures Everest GoAhead Ventures Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth Long beach Accelerator



Get to the venue


Garden Grove Community Meeting Center

11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840


Investor Application

Application/ Registration doesn’t guarantee tickets. The SGC Summit team will verify your investor status. Once you are verified, you’ll get a confirmed ticket for the upcoming summit.