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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: 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

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

We’re taking a break on event recaps….

Phew!  It takes more effort than you'd think to write 50 blog posts per year.  Not to worry... they'll be back... just let us catch our breath.  In the mean time, if you're here to see what happens at these Startup Haven events then I think you'll find plenty of evidence in these posts to prove that our events are worth your time. If these posts [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Events, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle|Comments Off on We’re taking a break on event recaps….

New Year Poker 2.0 in Portland

To kick off the new year we held Startup Poker in Treehouse's BRAND NEW office!​ This stunning building in North Portland looked like if you tipped it on it's side you could ride a skateboard on it. At the break we got to take a tour, see their video and audio production studios, and the rest of their multi-floor headquarters. Needless to say, we will [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on New Year Poker 2.0 in Portland

Holiday Poker 2.0 in Portland

Mat Ellis and the team at Cloudability hosted Poker 2.0 for the 2nd month in a row, as our crew of founders and investors converged to celebrate the holidays the best way we know how... Poker 2.0! Everyone was full of festive cheer as they fought for #1! In the end the winner could only be one person... Congrats to Erik Gordon! Phil Taylor and [...]

By | December 31st, 2015|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Holiday Poker 2.0 in Portland

Portland November 2015 Recap

It was a fantastic experience to be back at Cloudability and to have the inoperable ​Mat Elis, CEO of Cloudability, there and participating in the tournament. They were showing off their new space which they have recently expanded into, taking over the 2nd floor of their long-standing headquarters in Downtown Portland. At this months event we had a very special prize for the winner. In [...]

By | December 9th, 2015|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Portland November 2015 Recap

Portland October 2015 Recap

This month we were back at Venture Business Centers. As the game moves to different offices we welcome their community and team members to network with our event regulars which was definitely the case this month. Brandon, the owner and operator, is offering free flex-desks for the month of October so we got to meet a number of folks testing out his space. We were [...]

By | November 12th, 2015|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Portland October 2015 Recap

Why should women founders come to Poker 2.0?

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 [...]

By | June 18th, 2014|Events, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Why should women founders come to Poker 2.0?

Portland Holiday Party Recap

Annalore representing CRESA paying up the bounty As usual, we had a great group of entrepreneurs and investors for the official Poker 2.0 holiday party.  Thanks to our sponsor ISITE Design for hosting us at their offices. In an interesting turn of events, two players won the same pot that happened to knock out Annalore Rodman who was there representing CRESA -- that [...]

By | December 15th, 2013|Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Portland Holiday Party Recap