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Event Recap: San Francisco, November 2017

This month, we were back at 500 Startups. Ariya put his DJ skills to use with the sound system, and several folks broke out the ping pong paddles at the breaks. A big "Thank You" to @500 and all our sponsors for the venue, food & drink, and prizes! We were treated to a guest speaker this month. Puon Penn heads up Wells Fargo's Venture Group, [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: San Francisco, November 2017

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: 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

… 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

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….

December 2015 San Francisco Recap

San Francisco's Poker 2.0 returned to one of our favorite locations... 500 Startups, ​​where we enjoyed Poker 2.0 Holiday style,complete with Eggnog! Huge shout out to Meghan from 500 Startups who worked with the Startup Have Logistics Team to insure a flawless event! Our SF hosts were all busy with their plans for world domination so I (Bob) got to fly down to host the event. [...]

By | December 14th, 2015|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on December 2015 San Francisco Recap

November 2015 San Francisco Recap

The competition at November's Poker 2.0 in San Francisco was fierce! We had a blast hanging out with some of the top tech entrepreneurs in the area -- fierce at startups... fierce at poker. Not only did Mattermark host our offices this month, our team made a hell of a showing -- capturing 2 of the 3 overall winners! Poker 2.0 would not be possible without the support of our faithful [...]

By | November 16th, 2015|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on November 2015 San Francisco Recap

San Francisco, June 2014 Event Recap

Thanks to the team at 500 Startups for hosting us in their new SF offices.  They're still unpacking boxes but it's not hard to imagine the great vibe that will be flowing once the first cohort moves in later this summer. It was a great crowd with plenty of regulars and some new faces as well.   The big winner - of pretty much everything [...]

By | June 24th, 2014|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on San Francisco, June 2014 Event 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?