Tonight was remarkable for several reasons.
First, we had more first-time players than we’ve had at one event in a long while. By show of hands, I’d estimate at least 25% of the crowd. New players means more new relationships… and that’s what Startup Poker 2.0 is all about.
Second, we were hosted in the new SURF Cabana event space. It’s really a great space. The official grand opening is tomorrow night but we got to test drive the space in advance. The SURF Incubator team of Seaton, Neil and Brandy have been tremendous supporters of Startup Poker 2.0 and we’re all very grateful.
Third, there was a LOT of action! The pot was one of the biggest ever (not a new record but probably in the top three.) The high-roller structure worked well again and now that the kinks are worked out we’ll make it an option in the other Poker 2.0 cities.
Here’s how it turned out for the winners:
1st Place: Just Soliz, CEO, Seconds
2nd Place: Tim Getsch, CEO, CheckOutMyCards.com
3rd Place: Kevin Croy, Founder, 9-Mile Labs
4th Place: Geoff Simons, CTO, iHearNetwork
5th Place: Tony Macias, Founder, MyPriceApp
6th Place: Richard Wood, Parter, First Hill Partners
7th Place: Myster Man, Founder, MysteryStartup
Our good friend and sponsor, Jimmy Kwan, from Turnstone Furniture was traveling and couldn’t make it tonight; but his stand-in, Matt Chung from Vital Source Staffing, did a great job representing for Jimmy.