The past 24 hours have brought about an entirely new energy to the PIE space. The nine new companies representing the 2014 PIE class, have finally moved in! No doubt we’re excited—it’s like seeing an empty stadium get filled with fans, an empty classroom get filled with students, a quiet farm get filled with…okay, I’ll stop. The PIE countdown clock is already ticking (to the second) down to Demo Day, and teams have done a great job pretending like they’re already hard at work (The tour, breakfast, new friends, ‘first-day’ feelings were all pretty distracting.) So who are the teams?
BlkDot: Social Commerce Platform allows online store owners to easily post shoppable content to social media networks and provide analytics, comparables and performance insights by channel.
Droplr: File and screen-shot sharing made simple.
Krumplr: At Krumplr we believe you should be able to use one, simple interface to review, organize, prioritize, schedule, and close your tasks across multiple systems no matter whether you are on the go or at your desk.
Outdoor Project: Combining inspiration, resources and social community to create the most dynamic marketplace for outdoor adventure.
Read the Docs: Read the Docs builds and hosts documentation for software projects, creating usable, searchable, and up to date docs for your users.
Supportland: Supportland is a technology company with a social mission that enables independent businesses to create stronger local economies, enhance customer loyalty and increase revenue with a flexible, measurable tool.
We’ve learned that solo founders have a difficult time going through the traditional PIE accelerator, so we’re working to create an alternative track to support this growing population of entrepreneurs. The solo-founders who jumped on board with this experiment are:
Cairns: Put things on maps. Share them.
Nutmeg: Nutmeg gives you easy access to gifs worth texting.
XOBXOB: Creating personal experiences with physical connected devices.
We’re super excited to have everyone in the space, and we’re looking forward to a great class.