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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

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, More Poker in San Diego!

It was another great night of Startup Poker in San Diego this January, as we enjoyed Thai, start-up chatting and placing bets! The highlight of the evening was watching our threepeat winner Jeremy from Lawn Love FINALLY be defeated! Congrats to our winners of the evening: Chris from NuLeds Ken from Churn Buster Tim from Lab Fellows

By | February 7th, 2016|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on New Year, More Poker in San Diego!

San Diego Poker 2.0 December 2015 Recap

It was another epic night of Poker 2.0 in San Diego, as founders and investors in the tech community came together for a "friendly" game of Poker... Startup Haven style! Jeremy Yamaguchi From Lawn Love took 1st again for the 2nd time in 3 showings (he got 2nd last time). Jeremy, we love you, but you better watch out... You are officially a target! Of course Poker 2.0 [...]

By | December 31st, 2015|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on San Diego Poker 2.0 December 2015 Recap

San Diego October 2015 Recap

Startup Poker 2.0 was back in San Diego in October for a crazy night of high stakes playing! Jeremy Yamaguchi (black shirt in photo) was the winner of the previous game, and he fought hard to come out on top for a second time in a row, however was beat by Tim Ryan (green shirt). Jeremy played with a single buy in (+ add on) and [...]

By | November 15th, 2015|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on San Diego October 2015 Recap

San Diego June 2014 Poker 2.0 Recap

June was the first month that we had a Big Money option at Poker 2.0, and half our players chose to play for the Big Money! We had a regular pot that everyone competed for, and a side "Big Money" pot that people who bought in at twice the buy-in price were competing for. All of our June Poker 2.0 players The first [...]

By | June 30th, 2014|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on San Diego June 2014 Poker 2.0 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?

San Diego May 2014 Poker 2.0 Recap

Poker 2.0 last week was a blast!   We had a great turnout:   Players goaded each other into going all in:   Plus we got other kinds of crazy:   The final table was stacked full:     Here's how it turned out for the winners: 1st Place: Danny Shepherd of Titan SEO and local angel investor 2nd Place: Levi Kanwischer of MOGL 3rd [...]

By | June 3rd, 2014|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on San Diego May 2014 Poker 2.0 Recap

San Diego April, March, and February 2014 Recap

We've been remiss in updating the San Diego Poker 2.0 blog since we revamped the website, so we have three months of events to report on. This week's Poker 2.0 event was a family affair, with the first place winner from March, John Lynch of Kaleo, taking first place again; and our sponsor Dan Koeppen of Wilson Sonsini taking second place. The pot was extra [...]

By | April 23rd, 2014|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on San Diego April, March, and February 2014 Recap

San Diego January Poker 2.0 recap

With a pot size approaching $1,000 and the biggest attendance so far, January's Poker 2.0 in San Diego was a blast. We also welcomed nine newcomers!  As always, we welcomed our sponsors, Damon Melda of Jones Lang LaSalle, and Dan Koeppen of Wilson Sonsini law firm, by putting bounties on their heads. This time, it took more than five rounds to felt them. Several players have [...]

By | January 27th, 2014|Events, San Diego, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on San Diego January Poker 2.0 recap