Portland, October 2013 event recap

Portland is full of so many entrepreneur and startup centric organization and we are so lucky to have them as supporters of Startup Poker. This month we had a long-time staple of Portland NedSpace host our event this October. Startups launched and funded inside NedSpace have raised well over $55 million dollars include: Puppet Labs, POWR, Second Porch, SweetSpot Diabetes, App Thwak, Wikisway, Gadgetrak, Paydici, JourneyGym, CarDelMar, Giving-Sphere, Greenleaf [...]

By | October 15th, 2013|Portland, Startup Poker 2.0, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Portland, October 2013 event recap

Portland, September 2013 event recap

Another great event under it's belt for Portland Startup Poker 2.0! A huge thank you to Turnstone for supporting the Portland Startup Poker as we grow. Though a core of 'regulars' has appeared in Portland, each new event brings with it some new faces. Chilled Typethink Pint Glasses Portland Startup Poker 2.0 has a few traditions that are forming but one that stands [...]

By | September 26th, 2013|Portland, Startup Poker 2.0, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Portland, September 2013 event recap

San Diego, August 2013 event recap

The second San Diego Startup Poker 2.0 event is in the bag and was a ton of fun. We had an even bigger turnout this time and John Lynch of Kaleo even brought some awesome prizes! In addition to the regular winnings for in-the-money players, the player with the most chips at the start of the final round won a Motorboard—a motorized scooter that Lynch provided [...]

By | September 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on San Diego, August 2013 event recap

February Event Recap

What a thrill it was to have Phil Gordon join us this month for Poker 2.0.  I've been a huge fan of Phil ever since I first took up poker back in 2002.  Thank you, Phil!  Thanks also to Geoff and Paul Simons from iHear Network who originally told Phil about Poker 2.0. I had read some years ago that Phil was formerly [...]

By | March 1st, 2012|Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0, Uncategorized|Comments Off on February Event Recap

Phil Gordon is in the House

Poker 2.0 is pleased to announce that renowned poker pro, poker author and ESPN poker analyst Phil Gordon will be participating in February's event.  Phil himself is a long-time technologist, tech entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist.  As employee number one of NetSys back in the mid 90's, Phil got a taste of the tech startup world; after NetSys was acquired by Cisco, Phil went on to focus [...]

By | February 10th, 2012|Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Phil Gordon is in the House

November Event is Set

This month's Poker 2.o event is Wednesday, November 30.  Invites are so if you didn't receive yours, check your junk mail folder and ping me if you didn't get it.  If you're an entrepreneur or investor and are not yet on the invitee list but want to be, check out these two links and then ping me. http://startuppoker20.com/who-can-play/ http://startuppoker20.com/code-of-conduct/ Shuffle up and deal!

By | November 22nd, 2011|Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0, Uncategorized|Comments Off on November Event is Set

Startup Spirits, Cigars & Startups

These two new events are close to my heart.  Both are organized by startup phenom and GeekWire community manager Red Russak.  If you are an entrepreneur or investor with a taste for either fine spirits or fine cigars then you should definitely check them out.  Poker 2.0 is a sponsor and will be supplying select consumables from time to time... and whenever my calendar permits [...]

By | November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Startup Spirits, Cigars & Startups

Startups Play Poker, Big Companies Play Chess

Don Dodge wrote a piece back in November on the analogies between the startup entrepreneur's mentality and the poker player's mentality.  I think it's especially relevant when you consider that most successful entrepreneurs end up being serial entrepreneurs.  As I wrote for GeekWire last month, I believe it's useful to think like a serial entrepreneur... even if you aren't one yet.  In this light, each [...]

By | July 6th, 2011|Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Startups Play Poker, Big Companies Play Chess

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By | June 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Protected: Startup Haven Domain Boot Camp

June 2011 Money Winners

By | June 20th, 2011|Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0, Uncategorized|Comments Off on June 2011 Money Winners