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Event Recap: San Diego, June 2018

This month we were back at the Vine! They moved to UTC and are located equally inconveniently for both North County and Downtown founders, however, it’s worth it. The Vine has a tremendous space for founders both for poker or to work out of! We were lucky to have one of the top accelerators in the country in attendance. We almost didn’t make it out [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Startup Haven is Growing Up

Startup Haven was founded in 2006. Almost 12 years later, we have grown to over 1,600 members in six cities and hosting more than 70 events a year. That's almost 40,000 emailed invitation and reminders each year -- a lot to keep track of! Eventbrite invites has served this purpose for years but the deliverability of Eventbrite email invitations stinks. We constantly hear from members who say [...]

By | June 7th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Startup Haven is Growing Up

Event Recap: San Francisco, May 2018

Once again, we had an incredible time as 500 Startups hosted us in their amazing San Francisco office. Additionally, without WSGR and Colliers continued support of startup founders, we wouldn’t be able to do this without them! Thank you everyone for your support! Our sponsors ran the tables this evening while everyone watched the Warriors play the Rockets for the NBA Western Conference Finals. With [...]

By | June 2nd, 2018|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Portland, May 2018

  The weather was hot and so was the action at Cloudability this month. Founder CEO Mat Ellis continued his hot streak with a strong second place finish, but in the end, the night belonged to the ladies. Monica Borrell, self proclaimed card shark, brought home the coveted first place coin.     1. Monica Borrell, Cardsmith 2. Mat Ellis, Cloudability 3. Lloyd Benedict, Bruly's

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

Event Recap: Los Angeles, May 2018

Another super fun and super productive event this month. We were sorry to hear from our scheduled special guest, Annie Luchsinger from Anthos Capital, that she fell under the weather and couldn't make it. We missed her awesomeness but we will get Annie rescheduled for a future event. Luckily, I ran into Martin Tobias a few hours before the event and he agreed to join [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|Events, Los Angeles, Startup Poker 2.0|1 Comment

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, May 2018

Armory hosted our May edition of Startup Poker in downtown San Mateo. Armory helps software teams ship better software, faster. Learn more at http://go.Armory.io/Manifesto A big "thank you" as always to WSGR and Colliers for their continued support of startup founders! We couldn’t do this without you. We might start calling Ben, "The Borg," because starting with the very first hand, he just assimilated everyone’s [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: San Diego, May 2018

Ladies for the Win! This month we were at 101 W Broadway, graciously hosted by GoShare. We started with some big wins this month for our founders, including one founder’s transitions to the other side of the table post acquisition to angel investor, product launches, panelist for San Diego Startup Week, and rounds closing. It set the stage for a fun night! Male or Female [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Seattle, April 2018

In the game of poker, a "full house" is powerful. The same is true for Poker 2.0: last night was a full house... and that was powerful. The energy came both from the sheer number of attendees (~65) and the fact that our special guest was one of the premier VCs in Seattle, Jason Stoffer from Maveron. Jason's prezo was perfect, with lots of real-world [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Seattle, April 2018

Event Recap: Los Angeles, April 2018

April marks our third official Startup Haven Founders Dinner and Poker 2.0 event. At 12 attendees, the event was still 'intimate'. But 12 represents a 3x increase over our launch event in January... a great result and a sign that we are fulfilling our mission. What mission? Well, 12 attendees means 12 x 12 opportunities to make a valuable connection -- get help, give help, [...]

By | May 7th, 2018|Events, Los Angeles, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Los Angeles, April 2018

Event Recap: Silicon Valley, April 2018

Fun, random things always happen at our events, and this month was no exception. Our host, DROdio, treated us to an auditory journey through some EDM tunes, and after taking down the win (and with the slightest bit of cajoling), Roman showed off his EDM shuffle on the dance floor! We may need to institute a new tradition: the winner’s dance ?     Congratulations to [...]

By | May 3rd, 2018|Events, Silicon Valley, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Silicon Valley, April 2018