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2018 Poker 2.0 League Winners – Seattle

The Seattle chapter results for the 2018 Startup Poker 2.0 League Championship are in. Big congratulations to this year's Seattle member winner, Adam Gering, who finished with 118 points -- inching out number two, Joe Barrett, by just one point! The top five winners were separated by only four points!! The entire leader board is below. It took us a while to get the championship [...]

By | May 30th, 2019|Events, Seattle|0 Comments

Event Recap: Seattle, September 2018

We were back at the Columbia Tower Club for another great Startup Poker event on a beautiful sunny evening. We kicked off by having Grant Goodale, Founder and CEO of Convoy, share many lessons into how he and his founders focused tremendously on validation. Bob introduced a new concept in which he provided poker tips and drawing similarities to startup lessons.   1st: Zac Cohn, [...]

By | October 13th, 2018|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Seattle, August 2018

There is no better place to spend the dog days of summer than in Seattle -- better yet, on the shores of Lake Union. Even more better, hanging out, eating good food, drinking cold beer and playing cards with the best startup networking crowd ever... along the shores of Lake Union. Specifically, we were hosted by Peter Chee and his team at ThinkSpace. What a [...]

By | September 17th, 2018|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Seattle, July 2018

Think Space is now officially a favorite spot to host Startup Haven events... especially in the summer time. The event space is at water level on Lake Union, literally two steps across the dock to jump on a paddle board -- Think Space now owns two such boards that members can use to get some sunshine and some exercise. Think Space founder and sponsor, Peter [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Event Recap: Seattle, April 2018

In the game of poker, a "full house" is powerful. The same is true for Poker 2.0: last night was a full house... and that was powerful. The energy came both from the sheer number of attendees (~65) and the fact that our special guest was one of the premier VCs in Seattle, Jason Stoffer from Maveron. Jason's prezo was perfect, with lots of real-world [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Seattle, April 2018

Event Recap: Seattle, February 2018

Another full house this month, despite the more-and-more and all-too-common Seattle traffic fiasco that caused several members to abandon all hope and bail out half way there. What a treat it was to have Michelle Goldberg, from Ignition Partners, as our special guest. I appreciate the conversational approach she took engaging with the crowd. Michelle couldn't hang around for the poker game but I'm hopeful [...]

By | March 17th, 2018|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Seattle, February 2018

Event Recap: Seattle, January 2018

What a night! Despite an historic traffic jam in Seattle that left us with a record number of no-shows, we still had a full house... and then some. Every seat was filled and the overflow crowd enjoyed the awesome Thai food, brilliant Hand of God wines and a stellar group of the best and brightest of the Seattle startup ecosystem. Special thanks to our special [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Seattle, January 2018

Event Recap: Seattle, December 2017

I can never predict in advance whether a holiday event will be a full house or an 'intimate' gathering. This year it was full house -- every poker seat was filled and then some. Adding to the festivities, we had Rounders streaming in the background. One word: Oreos. We also debuted the new Poker 2.0 tshirts, giving one away to anyone who hit a high [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Seattle, December 2017

Event Recap: Seattle, October 2017

Congratulations are in order. Bryan Trussel has been a Startup Haven member since he first founded Glympse back in 2008. Like most startups, Glympse started from Bryan's kitchen table; but he and his have grown Glympse into one of the great Seattle startup stories. Bryan recently took on the Board Chair role and recruited a new CEO to carry on Glympse's growth. 2017-10-26 16.17.21 Far [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: Seattle, October 2017