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Event Recap: Seattle, January 2018

What a night! Despite an historic traffic jam in Seattle that left us with a record number of no-shows, we still had a full house... and then some. Every seat was filled and the overflow crowd enjoyed the awesome Thai food, brilliant Hand of God wines and a stellar group of the best and brightest of the Seattle startup ecosystem. Special thanks to our special [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Seattle, January 2018

Event Recap: Los Angeles, January 2018

It's official -- Los Angeles has a Startup Haven chapter! The launch event was an intimate affair but what a great start! Having spent the last decade running events of 30 - 60 founders and investors in Seattle, I forgot how great it was to tuck in with a small group. Big thanks to WSGR for sponsoring all the food and drink and to The [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Events, Los Angeles, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Los Angeles, January 2018

Event Recap: San Francisco, December 2017

  Pulling off a 40-person poker event requiring a 5-hour commitment during the holiday party season in a city swimming in holiday parties is tough. So we tried something different this year in the Bay Area -- pub night. And it was a blast. Not quite a full pitcher of beer each, but not far from it. Turns out that great conversations on a beautiful [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: San Francisco, December 2017

Event Recap: Seattle, December 2017

I can never predict in advance whether a holiday event will be a full house or an 'intimate' gathering. This year it was full house -- every poker seat was filled and then some. Adding to the festivities, we had Rounders streaming in the background. One word: Oreos. We also debuted the new Poker 2.0 tshirts, giving one away to anyone who hit a high [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Seattle, December 2017

Event Recap: Seattle, October 2017

Congratulations are in order. Bryan Trussel has been a Startup Haven member since he first founded Glympse back in 2008. Like most startups, Glympse started from Bryan's kitchen table; but he and his have grown Glympse into one of the great Seattle startup stories. Bryan recently took on the Board Chair role and recruited a new CEO to carry on Glympse's growth. 2017-10-26 16.17.21 Far [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Seattle, October 2017

May 2017, Special Guest: Nick Huzar

Last week’s event was big!   Not only did we have a capacity crowd, but a wait list of 20 poor souls who didn't even make it in! (We're working on fixing that.) It was a spectacular event with views from the top of the tallest building in the Northwest.   Our special guest for the night was Nick Huzar, founder and CEO of Offer-Up.  Offer-Up [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Events, Past Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on May 2017, Special Guest: Nick Huzar

… and we’re back! October, 2016 San Francisco Recap

After a long hiatus from writing recaps, I' a little rusty... I gotta remember to take more pictures... and write down the names of the winners. Doh!  In fact, the only picture I have of the event is the one that Wissam Tabbara (founder/CEO of Clever Nudge) took when he arrived for the event.  Thanks Wissam! We were back at 500 Startups this month. This [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|Events, Past Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on … and we’re back! October, 2016 San Francisco Recap

We’re taking a break on event recaps….

Phew!  It takes more effort than you'd think to write 50 blog posts per year.  Not to worry... they'll be back... just let us catch our breath.  In the mean time, if you're here to see what happens at these Startup Haven events then I think you'll find plenty of evidence in these posts to prove that our events are worth your time. If these posts [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Events, Seattle|Comments Off on We’re taking a break on event recaps….

Seattle Poker 2.0 December 2015

It was a BIG night -- really big hands, really big pot and some really bad beats.  Three four of a kinds in one night is unheard of -- t's rare to have even one.  And two of the we're quad jacks.  I always hear the stories of bad beats when folks come over to rebuy.  My ears were bleeding more than usual this time.  [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Seattle Poker 2.0 December 2015

New Year Poker 2.0 in Seattle

2016 is off to a fantastic start with a capacity crowd and the biggest pot ever for a regular monthly event. We also had a solid turnout of women entrepreneurs and investors, representing ~13% of the players. Let's grow that number. The Glympse office space is truly awesome and a great layout for big poker games.  Glypmse CEO, Bryan Trussel, was kind to host us [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on New Year Poker 2.0 in Seattle