Ho ho holy cow... what a party that was! If you've been following the Poker 2.0 blog for a while you know that I'm always a little reticent to use superlatives but here we go again... it was the best event yet. And it's not just me... several long-time players sent me messages after the event saying just that. Of course, the biggest part of [...]
I found out this week that Poker 2.0 was nominated for the TechFlash "Do-Gooder of the Year" award. It's humbling to be included among a list of such terrific Seattle startup events, organizations and do-gooders. Thanks to whoever nominated Poker 2.0 and to everyone who votes for it -- it has, and continues to be, a labor of love. http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2010/11/flashies-do-gooder-of-the-year.html Happy Thanksgiving!
It was another capacity crowd this month's Poker 2.0. As the event has grown over these past few months, the relationships that I've seen ignited at each event just blow me away. Especially rewarding was all the new faces at the tables! In addition to winning trophies and splitting a pretty damn big pot of dough, we had three high-hand winners and a ca$h bounty [...]
Due to the increasing popularity of Poker 2.0 events, I'm having to make some changes in the way invitations are managed for non-founders and non-investors. As it stands, each event fills up within about 30 - 60 minutes of the invitation being sent out each month. With a growing number of value-add service providers showing up each month it is beginning to have an unwanted [...]
This month we partnered with Andy Sack for the last official TechStars poker extravaganza of the Class of 2010 and packed the house full of startup founders and investors... including most of the TechStars teams and a cadre of TechStars mentors. A big thanks to WTIA and Cooley for stepping up as sponsors. The Final Table: $ 1st - Justin Wilcox, Nimbus Health [...]
Those who attended last month’s Poker 2.0 got the 411 on the new Poker 2.0 League. In a nutshell, as you participate in Poker 2.0 you’ll now earn points. Why should care about Poker 2.0 points? Because your points will get you access to the coolest of the cool events and best of the best prizes… including: Entrance into special Poker 2.0 invitational events like [...]
Jeff Sheetz of Amazon Web Services sat in on last month's Poker 2.0 event and shared his experience of the night with me afterward. "I left with a feeling that I was a part of something bigger than myself. It was fulfilling." Jeff, it was great having you there as well -- you added a lot to the experience.
Nice guest post on Seattle 2.0 by Richard Luck about his experience at Poker 2.0. Richard's luck ran out before making it to the final table but his story exemplifies the most valuable prize anyone can win at Poker 2.0 -- valuable relationships. Corny... I know... but true. Keep the stories coming!
We had a capacity crowd last night at the new home of Founders Co-Op and TechStars in the heart of the Amazon.com campus. It was a record setting night: Most number of first-time Poker 2.0 attendees. Five of the six money finishers were first-time Poker 2.0 attendees. The TechStars teams made a very strong showing, with four at the final table and taking down 3 [...]
Poker 2.0 often reaches capacity but today we set a new record -- complete sell out in 35 minutes and a wait list of 15 in ten minutes. Let this be a lesson: RSVP quickly when you see the Poker 2.0 invite hit your inbox!