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Event Recap: San Francisco, December 2017

  Pulling off a 40-person poker event requiring a 5-hour commitment during the holiday party season in a city swimming in holiday parties is tough. So we tried something different this year in the Bay Area -- pub night. And it was a blast. Not quite a full pitcher of beer each, but not far from it. Turns out that great conversations on a beautiful [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Event Recap: San Francisco, December 2017

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

May 2017, Special Guest: Nick Huzar

Last week’s event was big!   Not only did we have a capacity crowd, but a wait list of 20 poor souls who didn't even make it in! (We're working on fixing that.) It was a spectacular event with views from the top of the tallest building in the Northwest.   Our special guest for the night was Nick Huzar, founder and CEO of Offer-Up.  Offer-Up [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Events, Past Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on May 2017, Special Guest: Nick Huzar

… and we’re back! October, 2016 San Francisco Recap

After a long hiatus from writing recaps, I' a little rusty... I gotta remember to take more pictures... and write down the names of the winners. Doh!  In fact, the only picture I have of the event is the one that Wissam Tabbara (founder/CEO of Clever Nudge) took when he arrived for the event.  Thanks Wissam! We were back at 500 Startups this month. This [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|Events, Past Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on … and we’re back! October, 2016 San Francisco Recap

We’re taking a break on event recaps….

Phew!  It takes more effort than you'd think to write 50 blog posts per year.  Not to worry... they'll be back... just let us catch our breath.  In the mean time, if you're here to see what happens at these Startup Haven events then I think you'll find plenty of evidence in these posts to prove that our events are worth your time. If these posts [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Events, Seattle|Comments Off on We’re taking a break on event recaps….

Seattle Poker 2.0 December 2015

It was a BIG night -- really big hands, really big pot and some really bad beats.  Three four of a kinds in one night is unheard of -- t's rare to have even one.  And two of the we're quad jacks.  I always hear the stories of bad beats when folks come over to rebuy.  My ears were bleeding more than usual this time.  [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Seattle Poker 2.0 December 2015

New Year Poker 2.0 in Seattle

2016 is off to a fantastic start with a capacity crowd and the biggest pot ever for a regular monthly event. We also had a solid turnout of women entrepreneurs and investors, representing ~13% of the players. Let's grow that number. The Glympse office space is truly awesome and a great layout for big poker games.  Glypmse CEO, Bryan Trussel, was kind to host us [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on New Year Poker 2.0 in Seattle

December 2015 San Francisco Recap

San Francisco's Poker 2.0 returned to one of our favorite locations... 500 Startups, ​​where we enjoyed Poker 2.0 Holiday style,complete with Eggnog! Huge shout out to Meghan from 500 Startups who worked with the Startup Have Logistics Team to insure a flawless event! Our SF hosts were all busy with their plans for world domination so I (Bob) got to fly down to host the event. [...]

By | December 14th, 2015|Events, San Francisco, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on December 2015 San Francisco Recap

November 2015 Seattle Poker 2.0 Recap

November Poker 2.0 was a smashing success! As always, lots of great connections happening all night, all around the ro om.  And, as usual, the room and food were awesome thanks to the Columbia Tower Club hosting us in the big room in the sky. But what wasn't usual was the record setting pot -- the second biggest pot in the ten year history of Startup [...]

By | December 5th, 2015|Events, Seattle, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on November 2015 Seattle Poker 2.0 Recap