After more than a decade of bringing founders and investors together around piles of food and stacks of poker chips, Startup Haven has officially launched in Silicon Valley! It was a great crowd and an impressive array of startups, many of them current or alumni Plug and Play founders.
We couldn’t have asked for a better venue for our inaugural Startup Poker 2.0 event: no one knows more IMG_4751about launching things than Plug and Play. Huge thanks to the Plug and Play team for hosting us and supporting our efforts to build real relationships in the Silicon Valley tech ecosystem.
I’m also excited to introduce you all to our Silicon Valley chapter director, Will Hubbard. Will is founder and COO at ChemiSense and brings with him a wealth of startup experience, a penchant for being helpful and a passion for building community among founders. You will be hear more from him in the months ahead. Thank you, Will.

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Winners:
1st: Rajeev Prasad, Founder/CEO at PayBee
2nd: Bob Crimmins, Chief Instigator at Startup Haven
3rd: Ben Larson, Co-Founder/Mng Prtr at Gateway Incubator
4th: Shahar Rabin, CEO/Co-Founder at Capitalise