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Event Recap: San Diego, November 2017

Startup Poker 2.0 went off without a hitch this November at the Portfolium Headquarters. Wine, Beer, and Thai food were flowing along side some really fun poker. It was really good to see some new faces this past month at the event, and we're planning a really big 2018 kick off at the University Club, with a special guest (more to come in the invite). Congratulations [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: San Diego, November 2017

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, November 2017

Hacker Dojo hosted our Silicon Valley game this month. As a former Dojo member myself, it was great to see the hacker spirit going strong at the awesome new space in Santa Clara. We appreciate the Dojo's hospitality, and the support of all our sponsors - we couldn't do this without you. The downpour and resulting traffic made this game an intimate affair with only [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Silicon Valley, November 2017

Event Recap: San Francisco, November 2017

This month, we were back at 500 Startups. Ariya put his DJ skills to use with the sound system, and several folks broke out the ping pong paddles at the breaks. A big "Thank You" to @500 and all our sponsors for the venue, food & drink, and prizes! We were treated to a guest speaker this month. Puon Penn heads up Wells Fargo's Venture Group, [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: San Francisco, November 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

Event Recap: San Francisco, October 2017

Thanks to Geli for hosting us this month!  In addition to a great space, good food, free beer and wine and fantastic game of poker, we had a awesome group of founders and investors in attendance. The theme of the night was "who can win the most with the Ace high!"  One of our fearless chapter directors, Will Hubbard, almost got to the top of the winner's podium [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: San Francisco, October 2017

Event Recap: San Francisco, September 2017

This month we were at the Heuristic Capital Venture Fund. It was great event with everyone from a wide range of backgrounds - we got a chance to learn about cryptocurrencies, new auto tech, some biomedical devices, and learned a few insights from investors! It was a great game, and even better atmosphere!  Can't wait for the next one.... Ariya Rebecca Lin (1st, Center, TheraNova) [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: San Francisco, September 2017

Event Recap: Silicon Valley Official Launch

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 [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Silicon Valley Official Launch

Event Recap: Portland, August 2017

As always Cloudability has an amazing space to host this event. We had 18 local founders that came together. This end of summer event didn't have a quest speaker, but we sure enjoyed some amazing thai food with our conversations. The event ended as always with a Poker game. Our winners were:, 1st: Loren Castillo 2nd: Lloyd Benadict 3rd: Ryan Blackwood Looking forward to the next [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Portland, August 2017

Event Recap: San Francisco, August 2017

This month we were at medical device incubator, TheraNova. With all the high-tech innovation percolating around the space, it was a great environment and a great vibe for a gathering of startups founders. Unusually, the winners circle this month is decidedly stacked toward the folks who make these events possible: an organizer, a sponsor and a host. Can't remember another time where that happened, but [...]

By | August 5th, 2017|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: San Francisco, August 2017

Event Recap: San Diego, July 2017

It was one of the larger outings we've had in San Diego in a while, hosted by the fantastic University Club. There were some special guests in the house, invited guests (entrepreneurs, not founders, but Chick-fil-A franchise guys), so it was fun to hear same problems as a business owner but a different perspective. We also had the most big-money people in a while! First place [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: San Diego, July 2017