Startup Poker 2.0 event recaps, announcements and articles.

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

Event Recap: Portland, July 2017

This was a small but impactful July event hosted by Mat Ellis and his company Cloudability. Things kicked off with some great networking amongst the founders and followed up with a great chat from Rick Turoczy. Rick is known as the godfather of all that is tech startups in Portland and does a fantastic job keeping everyone informed on new things coming to Portland. You [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Portland, July 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

Event Recap: Portland, May 2017

Monthly Blog Posts are officially back and in full swing! I want to take this opportunity to explain my plan for the future of these posts and how our readers can help! To start, I will be reviewing the overall event, and game to include results. Secondly, I want to reach out to our amazing founders to interview and feature your company. Please reach out [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Portland, May 2017

… 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