What we're about

Our brunch for 8 events are here to cultivate a private, members-only like, and safe environment for high caliber professionals to meet.

G8 Acquainted is a screened social group for professionals in tech, medical, life science and other categories to gather.

Attendees are filtered for relevant background by committee so everyone will have engaging conversations with like-minded members.

Who should join:
Experienced professionals who like to expand their circle in their chosen sector.
Each event will have at least 1 host to lead and guide conversation.

  • Attendee - guests who are screened and approved by our committee to attend events but haven't become a member yet.
  • Member - guests who have attended 2 events without flaking or cancelling.
  • Committee - members are are contributing to our community and have attended at least 2 events without flaking and cancelling
  • Host - members who are leading events

How do you apply to be an attendee for an event?
Please fill out this form https://forms.gle/HjdbnR6s85akRJa3A
Our committee will do our best to match attendees with relevant and similar caliber experience.

Not Qualified yet?
Try our other open events at
#OCTechGals www.meetup.com/oc-tech-gals/
#OCTechies www.meetup.com/oc-techies/

How do you apply to be a committee member?
Members who have attended at least 2 events without flaking and cancelling can contact hosts or founder for more information.

Brand Story
G8's format is inspired by UCLA alumni's dinner for 12 strangers.
Founder Ruth previously was burned out at actuary at AAA auto insurance.
After attending an event with UCLA's dinner for 12 strangers, she met a Business Operation Manager at Yahoo! and was recruited by Yahoo! the next day. She switch her career as an actuary to Project lead for Search at a startup Overture.com (acquired by Yahoo!) with the help of fellow alumni.

Due to event quality, we attracted Asia Uber GM, ex GM of Honeywell, Tech leads from Disney & Kaiser, Product leads from Amazon and other startup founders.

To join us, please complete our new member's questions and min requirements.

Past events (6)