Los Angeles content.
The June event was a great time. Many continued thanks to Startup Haven member, Amanda Szabo, for generously continuing to host us at the offices of ResortPast. It's a great space and, with the patio door wide open, the coastal breeze drifting through is fantastic. Most of the attendees were first timers and several Mucker companies were among them. That's a big deal for a [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
The word is getting out among Mucker Labs founders and two of them finished 1st and 3rd this month. Since 1st, 2nd and 3rd place all get trophy medallions, that means there are two medallions floating around Mucker HQ -- and one of them is made of two ounces of solid .999 silver. I predict an internal rivalry will hatch among Mucker founders to see [...]
It's official -- Los Angeles has a Startup Haven chapter! The launch event was an intimate affair but what a great start! Having spent the last decade running events of 30 - 60 founders and investors in Seattle, I forgot how great it was to tuck in with a small group. Big thanks to WSGR for sponsoring all the food and drink and to The [...]
This is a question I've thought a lot about almost since the very beginning of Startup Poker 2.0 more than eight years ago. I have heard it from many, many women. To be clear, the essence of the question is not "why should I come play a game with other founders?" The essence of the question I hear is "why should I come play a [...]