Angel Summit


Startups - Apply for the chance at a seed investment from Citrus Seeds!

About The Summit

The 2023 Riverside Angel Summit is a program created to foster a thriving angel investment culture in the Riverside region by connecting investors to high-quality, vetted local entrepreneurs. Together we can build a strong local ecosystem where innovation and entrepreneurship can thrive. 

Riverside – a Growing hub for innovation & entrepreneurship

The Angel Summit serves as a way for the City of Riverside to build a strong connection with investors and mentors alike. Our goal is to build a successful entrepreneur ecosystem, and we know that motivated investors and mentors are an essential piece of that puzzle.


In the country for minority entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur 2017


Out of 30 cities where small business owners thrive

MSN Money 2018


Out of 20 cities where small business owners thrive

GoBanking Rates 2019

Top 50

Surge Cities

Inc. Magazine 2020

Strengthening the Pipeline of Opportunities

Through the support of the University of California, Riverside, the City of Riverside and key partners, we are raising essential capital and fueling the growth of innovation and job opportunities in Riverside and the Inland Empire region.

Riverside Angel Summit was Founded by Scott Brovsky, the Director of UCR’s EPIC SBDC (Small Business Development Center) and Martin Kleckner, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UCR’s EPIC SBDC.

Projects Supported

Over 600+ projects/startups supported in Riverside and the larger Inland Empire region

Capital Raised

Over $48M+ of capital has been raised for local ventures

Note: Most if not all the funds have been raised outside Riverside and the Inland Empire

Jobs Supported

Over 400+ local jobs have been created


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