This was a small but impactful July event hIMG_6540osted by Mat Ellis and his company Cloudability. Things kicked off with some great networking amongst the founders and followed up with a great chat from Rick Turoczy. Rick is known as the godfather of all that is tech startups in Portland and does a fantastic job keeping everyone informed on new things coming to Portland. You can learn more about his blog at
IMG_6537The Poker game kicked off with a lot of wild all-ins that resulting in plenty of rebuys. When the dust settled and the break started we were left with only 8 players. Cigars and Scotch was provided by Steven Davis with Davis Wright Tremaine and always makes for great break conversations.
In the end, there was only 3 players and the winners were as followed!
1st: Mark Tishenko – Edge Networks
2nd: Darren Buckner – Workfrom
3rd: Elliot Swan – Vadio
August will again be hosted at Cloudability for some more great conversations and of course more great poker.If you’re a full time growth founder and you’d like to get on the invite list, you can apply for membership here.

Till next time,

Brandon Cannady