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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

2018 Poker 2.0 League Winners – Portland

The Portland chapter results for the 2018 Startup Poker 2.0 League Championship are in. Big congratulations to this year's SD member winner, Christa King, who finished with 20.6 points. It's worth noting that five of the top six players all played in 4 or more events and three of the top six played in 6 or more events. Remember, only your top three results count [...]

By | April 30th, 2019|Events, Portland|0 Comments

2018 Poker 2.0 League Winners – San Diego

The San Diego chapter results for the 2018 Startup Poker 2.0 League Championship are in. Big congratulations to this year's SD member winner, Jeremy Yamaguchi, who finished with 20.425 point. As you can see below, the top three players were separated by just about one point -- so remember, every win matters and landing on 8th place instead of 9th in just one event can [...]

By | April 29th, 2019|Events, San Diego|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

A Founders Roadmap to Poker (3 of 3)

In the first two posts in this series, I tried to explain why Why Every Startup Founder Should Play Poker and how, beyond just building relationships, Poker is “Wax On, Wax Off” for Startup Founders.  For those persuaded, this post is meant to provide some guidance for founders who now understand that poker, (played right and with the right people) is a value use of time for [...]

By | December 16th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on A Founders Roadmap to Poker (3 of 3)

Poker is “Wax On, Wax Off” for Startup Founders (2 of 3)

In the first post of this series, I explained why every startup founder should play poker. That post focused on the unique power of poker to build strong and valuable relationships. In this post, I will explain how founders improve their startup skills as they improve their poker skills -- i.e., how poker can make you a better founder and improve the chances of success for [...]

By | December 16th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Why Every Startup Founder Should Play Poker (1 of 3)

In this series, I’m want to persuade startup founders (all startup founders) that playing poker is not just something you could do but rather that poker is something that you should do. I know -- a bold claim. In this first post, I intend to clear the air and set the record straight about just what poker really is and its power to build relationships [...]

By | December 16th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Why Every Startup Founder Should Play Poker (1 of 3)

Poker: “Wax On, Wax Off” for Startup Founders

Poker is an fascinating game. Most of the time you spend at a poker table is waiting for your next hand to start. This pace gives everyone at the table plenty of opportunity to get to know each other. Occasional big pots, bad beats and good natured trash talking create shared experiences and inflection points where real relationships are forged. Hard to imagine playing poker [...]

By | October 6th, 2018|Events|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