This event was so much fun, we’re going to do it again. If you’d like to get on the invite list, please click here.
Thank you sooo much for joining us at our first Founder’s Feast and Poker Tournament at Stonebrook Court this past Monday. It was a long time in the making and we were thrilled to have finally pulled it off. The weather presented some challenges but in the end, the evening was one for the ages and you were a large part of that… so thank you!
I’d like to extend my gratitude to…
Kelly Porter — the man behind Stonebrook Court. Kelly opened up his private home to 80+ strangers in the spirit of fun and discovery. Kelly is also a managing director of Woodside Capital, a boutique investment bank that’s keen on getting to know the start-ups of today that will be the talk of tomorrow.
Bob Crimmins — the man behind Poker 2.0 and the poker tournament. Bob brought his poker prowess and his Seattle posse to the table and was responsible for ensuring the best possible poker experience… and he succeeded.
Amy Jurist — the amazing woman behind the yummy food! Amy came all the way up from Los Angeles to cook her most-awesome culinary treats for us and she did not disappoint! (Hire her!)
Matthew Gonzales — my right-hand man. Matthew was instrumental in helping me pull this off… I hope you got to chat with him ’cause he’s a real gem of an individual.
And I’d like to extend a big thanks to our sponsors for the evening…
Bullivant Houser Bailey – Bullivant Houser Bailey is a leading West Coast law firm that merged with Jacobs & Ferraro LLP, a San Francisco technology law firm and the founding sponsor of SF New Tech. Bullivant’s clients include private and public emerging technology companies, entrepreneurs and investors in numerous sectors including software, digital media, Web 2.0, clean tech and mobile. For more information visit them at http://www.bullivant.com
TriNet – TriNet helps small business entrepreneurs realize their ambitions by being their essential HR partner. As their Trusted Advisor, they help them contain HR costs, minimize employer-related risk, and relieve the administrative burden of HR, thus helping them focus on their number one priority – their business. For more information, visit them at http://www.trinet.com
Riviera Partners – Riviera Partners is an executive search firm with a focus on early-stage venture backed technology companies. They work shoulder-to-shoulder with hiring managers, founders, board members, and investors. Riviera Partners offers a comprehensive solution delivering retained search, contingency placements and contract/onsite recruitment. For more information visit them at http://www.rivierapartners.com
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the first Founder’s Feast & Poker 2.0 Tournament at Stonebrook Court.
This is a private and exclusive event for company founders, CEOs and VCs is set to take place on October 19th, the night before the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.
If you can claim you’re one of the aformentioned, you’re invited to click here for a chance to be invited.
October 19, 2009
5:30 PM – Midnight
♠ Cocktails on the Ballroom Terrace ♠
♣ Gourmet dinner in the Grand Ballroom ♣
♥ Poker games by the fire ♥
♦ Conversation Everywhere ♦
The Founder’s Feast & Poker 2.0 Tournament at Stonebrook Court is an invite only event and is exclusive to company founders, CEOs, VCs (and a few special guests) and will be limited to only 100 attendees.
The event will commence at the private residence of Stonebrook Court, an architectural masterpiece that has played host to presidents and kings, movie stars, and celebrities. Originally built in 1914, this magnificent home is one of the greatest estates in California. (Click here for more photos.)
World renowned landscape architect Stephen Suzman designed the majestic garden, which includes follies, rolling lawns, a focal point of a grassy Tudor mount, knot garden, boxwood parterres, and long perennial borders filled with roses. The pool features a stone fountain surmounted by an antique bronze statue of Neptune.
Dinner will be served at 6:30pm in the Grand Ballroom, which features 16th Century gilded Venetian ceiling paintings from the Palazzo Grimani.
Directly following dinner, the optional No-limit Texas Hold’em Tournament will commence.
The game will conclude by approximately 11:30 pm.
Participation in the tournament is completely optional. Those who wish not to play are encouraged to continue enjoying spirits and victuals with good company deep in to the evening.
For those who wish to play (54 players maximum, first RSVP’d, first served), the tournament buy-in is $10 with unlimited re-buys for the first 4 rounds. At the end of the buy-in period there will be a $15 add-on. 100% of the player buy-ins will be distributed among the tournament winners and Bounties and Pot Sweeteners will be provided by event sponsors.
Top finishers will receive trophies and other awards. The blind payout structures will be announced at the start of the event.