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Event Recap: San Francisco, March 2019

Our March Founders Poker event was hosted at Node’s beautifully nerdy space at the intersection of SF’s vibrant North Beach, Chinatown, and Jackson Square neighborhoods. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality, Node! And a huge thank you, as always, to our sponsors Colliers and WSGR - we couldn’t do this without you! I think we gave SXSW a run for its money, tonight! We had [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: San Francisco, February 2019

Our February game was so popular, it was almost like we had a poker celebrity headlining the event. And we did! Chatbox founder and former poker pro, Phil Gordon, swung by on his way to SaaSter, and gave an awesome talk about how to apply lessons from poker to startups and vice versa. And for everyone who showed up for their shot at the crown, [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: San Francisco, January 2019

Our first SF Startup Poker of 2019 was hosted by 500 Startups. A big thank you to 500, and our sponsors WSGR and Colliers, for everything they do for founders. We couldn't do this without you. We had the great fortune to start the new year with special guest, Ben Narasin of NEA. As a serial entrepreneur turned VC, Ben's career sort of spans the [...]

By | May 31st, 2019|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

2018 Poker 2.0 League Winners – San Francisco

The San Francisco chapter results for the 2018 Startup Poker 2.0 League Championship are in. This year's SF member winner is Cory Bray with 39 points. Technically, Cory placed second behind our stalwart sponsor, Kellam Nelson from Colliers International. Lucky for Cory that our sponsors are not eligible to win the members' league championship medallion. And lucky for Kellam that his score qualifies as the [...]

By | April 29th, 2019|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: San Francisco, July 2018

We had a wonderful time at 500 Startups! Thanks to our Sponsors, we had another great event! The game was founders vs. investors vs. sponsors - all dueling it out for the winning prizes! It was a tense battle with winner across all 3 groups! I have to say though - the River card will always give you a surprise! Looking forward to our next event, until [...]

By | July 20th, 2018|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: San Francisco, May 2018

Once again, we had an incredible time as 500 Startups hosted us in their amazing San Francisco office. Additionally, without WSGR and Colliers continued support of startup founders, we wouldn’t be able to do this without them! Thank you everyone for your support! Our sponsors ran the tables this evening while everyone watched the Warriors play the Rockets for the NBA Western Conference Finals. With [...]

By | June 2nd, 2018|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: San Francisco, April 2018

Thank you, once again, to 500 Startups for hosting us at their wonderful space in downtown SF, and to WSGR and Colliers for their continued support of startup founders. We wouldn’t be able to do this without them. Our sponsors ran the tables this evening with Kellam of Colliers taking first place and Charles of WSGR coming in second. Kellam achieved the rare trifecta of [...]

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Event Recap: San Francisco, January 2018

THANK YOU to 500 Startups and all our sponsors for the venue, food, drink, and prizes! We kicked off 2018 in style, and are looking forward to all of our future events! The night was full of great networking, food, and beverages! We introduced the new Startup Haven poker set and League Games - everyone who attended is already one step ahead. There were quite a few first [...]

By | January 20th, 2018|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: San Francisco, January 2018

Event Recap: San Francisco, December 2017

  Pulling off a 40-person poker event requiring a 5-hour commitment during the holiday party season in a city swimming in holiday parties is tough. So we tried something different this year in the Bay Area -- pub night. And it was a blast. Not quite a full pitcher of beer each, but not far from it. Turns out that great conversations on a beautiful [...]

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