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Poker 2.0 Launches in Portland in 2013

2013 is going to be a big year for Startup Haven and Startup Poker 2.0.  Startup Poker 2.0 events have been running in Seattle for nearly six years.  You can check out the definitive infographic to see what that's meant for Seattle entrepreneurs.  I'm humbled to share with you that in 2013 Startup Haven is expanding.  The first stop on the World Domination Tour is [...]

By | January 3rd, 2013|Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|2 Comments

Poker 2.0 Celebrates TechStars

Last night was special.  Poker 2.o teamed up with TechStars, Red Russak and StartupSeattle.com to help celebrate this year's TechStars teams with a blowout Demo Day After Party. As a TechStars mentor myself, it's was honor to help celebrate the success of the TechStars teams.  It was also gratifying to see so many past TechStars alum having a blast.  Thanks to Andy Sack for the [...]

By | November 2nd, 2012|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|3 Comments

Poker 2.0… the Infographic

Huge thanks to Nick Grant and his team at KillerInfographics for graphically capturing the awesome highlights of Startup Poker 2.0. I'll let the picture speak for itself. Startup Poker 2.0 Infographic by KillerInfographics

By | April 25th, 2012|Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Poker 2.0… by the Numbers

Last month, StartupCity and Startup Weekend hosted a startup summit, bring together the folks who strive to support the startup ecosystem in Seattle.  The organizer, Red Russak, ask me to put together some stats on what Startup Poker 2.0 has accomplished and what it needs help with going forward.  Here's the highlights: Since its founding in 2007.... 400+ invitees, almost all are startup founders, execs [...]

By | April 10th, 2012|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|1 Comment

February Event Recap

What a thrill it was to have Phil Gordon join us this month for Poker 2.0.  I've been a huge fan of Phil ever since I first took up poker back in 2002.  Thank you, Phil!  Thanks also to Geoff and Paul Simons from iHear Network who originally told Phil about Poker 2.0. I had read some years ago that Phil was formerly [...]

By | March 1st, 2012|Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Phil Gordon is in the House

Poker 2.0 is pleased to announce that renowned poker pro, poker author and ESPN poker analyst Phil Gordon will be participating in February's event.  Phil himself is a long-time technologist, tech entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist.  As employee number one of NetSys back in the mid 90's, Phil got a taste of the tech startup world; after NetSys was acquired by Cisco, Phil went on to focus [...]

By | February 10th, 2012|Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0, Uncategorized|0 Comments

November Event is Set

This month's Poker 2.o event is Wednesday, November 30.  Invites are so if you didn't receive yours, check your junk mail folder and ping me if you didn't get it.  If you're an entrepreneur or investor and are not yet on the invitee list but want to be, check out these two links and then ping me. http://startuppoker20.com/who-can-play/ http://startuppoker20.com/code-of-conduct/ Shuffle up and deal!

By | November 22nd, 2011|Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Startup Spirits, Cigars & Startups

These two new events are close to my heart.  Both are organized by startup phenom and GeekWire community manager Red Russak.  If you are an entrepreneur or investor with a taste for either fine spirits or fine cigars then you should definitely check them out.  Poker 2.0 is a sponsor and will be supplying select consumables from time to time... and whenever my calendar permits [...]

By | November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Startups Play Poker, Big Companies Play Chess

Don Dodge wrote a piece back in November on the analogies between the startup entrepreneur's mentality and the poker player's mentality.  I think it's especially relevant when you consider that most successful entrepreneurs end up being serial entrepreneurs.  As I wrote for GeekWire last month, I believe it's useful to think like a serial entrepreneur... even if you aren't one yet.  In this light, each [...]

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