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When Startups, VCs And Poker Come Together, It's All About The Winning Hand

Poker and startups go well together better than you think, and the Singapore startup community needs more of it.

In places like Silicon Valley, poker gatherings have always been used as the perfect social setting to bring together VCs, startup entrepreneurs, as well as tech company executives for a night of networking, cards, and alcohol.

At Vulcan Post, the team agreed that a game of poker does more for startups than the regular formal networking sessions that are in excess supply in Singapore’s small startup community.

So, as the Lunar New Year celebrations came to a close, we figured what better way to kickoff the year of the rooster than to indulge in some good poker fun?

Vulcan Poker Night 2017

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Out came Vulcan Poker Night, our take on startup poker – minus the gambling.

Held last Friday night on 10 February in the Vulcan Post HQ, the event was all abuzz as our office was filled to the brim with individuals vying to take home a special trophy for the last player standing.

Needless to say the turnout was better than expected. Since pictures speak a thousand words, we’ll let our photos of the event do the talking.

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The intense atmosphere among fellow players was all in good fun as casual players went all in (and lost). Others who had their eyes on the prize raked in piles of chips as they made their way down to the finalists’ table where the top 8 faced off in the final showdown to determine who took the trophy home at the end of the night.

As the high rollers gathered, one by one they got ousted as the hands were dealt, and in the end two men were left to duke it out.

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After more than 2 hours of intense poker, the final winner of the night emerged – Erik Lorenz of HeyMeet.

This was a night where more than poker chips were exchanged at each table – name cards, ideas, and insightful conversations were also being bounced around. Poker was simply a medium by which those attending could network with their peers and mentors.

During this night, these like-minded individuals in the world of startup entrepreneurs, founders, and VCs were able to gather together to enjoy more than just a game of poker.

We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone who came down on Friday, and we hope that you would support our events in the future as well!

Meanwhile checkout more photos of the event in our Facebook album here.

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