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Event Recap: San Diego, December 2018

December is the month of holiday parties, traveling and running around, so we typically do not host a game. However over the last 11 months we realized just how many small startups are thriving in San Diego, some with remote teams, or teams of 1 and 2, so we decided to host a holiday game! Thank you to our GoShare Hosts for the space at [...]

By | December 31st, 2018|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: San Diego, November 2018

This month's game was early this month! Held by Zipdev over at DeskHub, and it’s quickly becoming a favorite location with over 25 people signing and 17 playing poker! We love having you come for drinks and dinner so even if the game itself isn’t your thing the people and conversation are the real reason to come! So keep coming! This month we had some [...]

By | December 31st, 2018|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Portland, December 2018

Portland, OR was truly a winter wonderland for poker night. Unfortunately in the Pacific Northwest, that means downpours and whipping gusts of wind. That didn't stop our cavalier cohort of card sharks from getting together for the holiday edition of Startup Poker. With everyone in the giving mood, we had one of our biggest pots of the year, and in the end it was Christa [...]

By | December 31st, 2018|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Portland, November 2018

As a warm up to gathering around the table with loved ones to be thankful, the Portland squad gathered around the poker table with fellow cutthroats and complained about their 2 - 7 off suit hand. In the end it was Alex Z. who took home the pot with his patented "bet big because I need to get out of here right now" betting strategy. [...]

By | December 31st, 2018|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

A Founders Roadmap to Poker (3 of 3)

In the first two posts in this series, I tried to explain why Why Every Startup Founder Should Play Poker and how, beyond just building relationships, Poker is “Wax On, Wax Off” for Startup Founders.  For those persuaded, this post is meant to provide some guidance for founders who now understand that poker, (played right and with the right people) is a value use of time for [...]

By | December 16th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Poker is “Wax On, Wax Off” for Startup Founders (2 of 3)

In the first post of this series, I explained why every startup founder should play poker. That post focused on the unique power of poker to build strong and valuable relationships. In this post, I will explain how founders improve their startup skills as they improve their poker skills -- i.e., how poker can make you a better founder and improve the chances of success for [...]

By | December 16th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Why Every Startup Founder Should Play Poker (1 of 3)

In this series, I’m want to persuade startup founders (all startup founders) that playing poker is no just something you could do but rather that poker is something that you should do. I know -- a bold claim. In this first post, I intend to clear the air and set the record straight about just what poker really is and its power to build relationships [...]

By | December 16th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Event Recap: San Diego, October 2018

We missed a lot of you this month at Founders Poker, but a committed bunch made the trek up to Carlsbad for a North County game. We host a game in North County once a quarter to ensure we are including the entire community. If you're in the downtown area we highly suggest finding some car pool buddies and joining us for the next one. [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Portland, October 2018

The Halloween edition of Startup Poker was a monstrously good time! A group of almost twenty got together to talk cards and startups. Special thanks to Cliff DeGroot from Davis Wright Tremaine for sharing some truly spooky stories about double trigger vesting and acquisitions. At the end of the day former chapter director Brandon Cannady took home his first silver chip since handing over the reigns.   [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Seattle, September 2018

We were back at the Columbia Tower Club for another great Startup Poker event on a beautiful sunny evening. We kicked off by having Grant Goodale, Founder and CEO of Convoy, share many lessons into how he and his founders focused tremendously on validation. Bob introduced a new concept in which he provided poker tips and drawing similarities to startup lessons.   1st: Zac Cohn, [...]

By | October 13th, 2018|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments