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Portland November 2015 Recap

It was a fantastic experience to be back at Cloudability and to have the inoperable ​Mat Elis, CEO of Cloudability, there and participating in the tournament. They were showing off their new space which they have recently expanded into, taking over the 2nd floor of their long-standing headquarters in Downtown Portland. At this months event we had a very special prize for the winner. In [...]

By | December 9th, 2015|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Portland November 2015 Recap

Portland October 2015 Recap

This month we were back at Venture Business Centers. As the game moves to different offices we welcome their community and team members to network with our event regulars which was definitely the case this month. Brandon, the owner and operator, is offering free flex-desks for the month of October so we got to meet a number of folks testing out his space. We were [...]

By | November 12th, 2015|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|Comments Off on Portland October 2015 Recap

Why should women founders come to Poker 2.0?

This is a question I've thought a lot about almost since the very beginning of Startup Poker 2.0 more than eight years ago.  I have heard it from many, many women. To be clear, the essence of the question is not "why should I come play a game with other founders?"  The essence of the question I hear is "why should I come play a [...]

Portland Holiday Party Recap

Annalore representing CRESA paying up the bounty As usual, we had a great group of entrepreneurs and investors for the official Poker 2.0 holiday party.  Thanks to our sponsor ISITE Design for hosting us at their offices. In an interesting turn of events, two players won the same pot that happened to knock out Annalore Rodman who was there representing CRESA -- that [...]

By | December 15th, 2013|Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Portland, July 2013 Event Recap

We had a great time at Upstart Labs great Pearl District office. We got a good mix of old and new faces in the 6th Portland event in as many months. Chip guards on our heads :) As the event moves around Portland we see different aspects of the startup community and it's members. This has set the tone for sponsors and locations [...]

By | August 14th, 2013|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|1 Comment

Portland, April 2013 Event Recap

Our host for the April Startup Poker 2.0 - Portland event was ISITE Design and our lead sponsor was Turnstone. We had a little bit of a late start because of a hand-full of stragglers but the event went off without a hitch at ISITE Design offices, who coincidentally is working with Turnstone to furnish their new expansion (might wanna verify this Bob)! Thank you to all the players [...]

By | April 30th, 2013|Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Portland, March 2013 Event Recap

The March Poker 2.0 in Portland was great, with Portland State Business Accelerator and OnTheGo Platforms hosting. Poker is proving to be a great equalizer; evidence can be seen in the final table with all newcomers and most self-identifying as beginner poker players. We also learned a lesson about the appetites of the poker-playing PDX startup community and so we'll plan to have plenty of [...]

By | March 10th, 2013|Events, Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|0 Comments

Poker 2.0 Launches in Portland in 2013

2013 is going to be a big year for Startup Haven and Startup Poker 2.0.  Startup Poker 2.0 events have been running in Seattle for nearly six years.  You can check out the definitive infographic to see what that's meant for Seattle entrepreneurs.  I'm humbled to share with you that in 2013 Startup Haven is expanding.  The first stop on the World Domination Tour is [...]

By | January 3rd, 2013|Portland, Startup Poker 2.0|2 Comments