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Seattle, January 2014 Recap

Our host this month was the Columbia Tower Club, perched atop the tallest building in Seattle.  Wow.  What a place.   The ambiance, the food, the service... all outstanding.  The Club underwent a $3.5M makeover about a year ago and shed it's stuffy old 'gentlemen's club' attitude and transformed itself into a sophisticated and swanky meeting place for business and pleasure.  We were doing both last night [...]

By | January 17th, 2014|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Seattle Holiday 2013 Event Recap

The holidays are usually a bit of crap shoot when it comes to Poker 2.0.  Over the years, we've had December events with 80 attendees and we've had events with 15 attendees.  But it's unusual to have the typical four-table showing like we did this month.  I'm not complaining... four full tables is a great number!  We even had a couple of newbies that made [...]

By | December 20th, 2013|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Seattle, September 2013 Event Recap

Tonight was remarkable for several reasons. First, we had more first-time players than we've had at one event in a long while.  By show of hands, I'd estimate at least 25% of the crowd.  New players means more new relationships... and that's what Startup Poker 2.0 is all about. Second, we were hosted in the new SURF Cabana event space.  It's really a great space. [...]

By | September 26th, 2013|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Seattle, August 2013 Event Recap

First off, kudos to the great crowd that suffered through hellish Mariners traffic and sacrificed one of the few remaining sunny summer evenings to mix it up at the tables at SURF Incubator.  We ended up a bit lighter on players than usual but I gotta say the player announcements at the beginning were the best in a long time -- at least a dozen players [...]

By | August 27th, 2013|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Seattle, July 2013 Event Recap

Last night was crazy fun.  We had a packed house at the fabulous SURF Incubator and there were lots of new faces. We also experimented with the MVP of a new buyin structure that let the big dogs wrestle with each other without getting slobber all over the rest of us small fish.  It was a hit... and it lead to one of the biggest [...]

By | July 31st, 2013|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Seattle, April 2013 Event Recap

This was a double-header month for Poker 2.0.  In addition to the regular monthly event, we also hosted a special event exclusively for the Windows Azure/TechStars Accelerator program.   Both happened in the Easy and both were a blast. Our sponsors for the regular event were Windows Azure and Turnstone furniture.  Miranda Luna from Windows Azure and Jimmy Kwan from Turnstone are great supporters of the [...]

By | May 1st, 2013|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Seattle, March 2013 Event Recap

Our host this month was The Makers Space, the beautiful co-working space in Belltown. Hands down the winner for coolest interior of all the co-working spaces. Since everyone has to come to me to get their rebuys, I get to hear all the stories of suck outs and bad beats.  It was definitely a big night for both... and that means a bigger pot at [...]

By | March 30th, 2013|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Poker 2.0 Celebrates TechStars

Last night was special.  Poker 2.o teamed up with TechStars, Red Russak and StartupSeattle.com to help celebrate this year's TechStars teams with a blowout Demo Day After Party. As a TechStars mentor myself, it's was honor to help celebrate the success of the TechStars teams.  It was also gratifying to see so many past TechStars alum having a blast.  Thanks to Andy Sack for the [...]

By | November 2nd, 2012|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|3 Comments

Poker 2.0… the Infographic

Huge thanks to Nick Grant and his team at KillerInfographics for graphically capturing the awesome highlights of Startup Poker 2.0. I'll let the picture speak for itself. Startup Poker 2.0 Infographic by KillerInfographics

By | April 25th, 2012|Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Poker 2.0… by the Numbers

Last month, StartupCity and Startup Weekend hosted a startup summit, bring together the folks who strive to support the startup ecosystem in Seattle.  The organizer, Red Russak, ask me to put together some stats on what Startup Poker 2.0 has accomplished and what it needs help with going forward.  Here's the highlights: Since its founding in 2007.... 400+ invitees, almost all are startup founders, execs [...]

By | April 10th, 2012|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|1 Comment