PIE’s 2014 Demo Day

This whole experiment thing called PIE has been going for five years—constantly changing, continually experimenting and it’s been awesome to see the Portland tech community evolve alongside us. We’ve all come a long way over these past five years and the opportunities ahead are exciting. The startups in this year’s class have spent three months … Continue reading PIE’s 2014 Demo Day

Breaker: The Future of Education + Design Week Portland

It is officially fall. Demo day is a mere 30 days away and school is back in session. It really is crazy how quickly time flies by when you're having fun ... accelerating a new class ... err, having fun.  It's even crazier that in May I was saying to you, dear reader, that I was "looking … Continue reading Breaker: The Future of Education + Design Week Portland

Athletepath Launches New Feature

Athletepath, launched a new product last week and it’s awesome.  Now, the PIE alum that makes racing events social by connecting amateur athletes to their friends and fans, along with their performance results, has user activity feeds.  This new feature enables the discovery of new events, and increases the engagement and interaction for the athlete and … Continue reading Athletepath Launches New Feature

Oregon Story Board Now Accepting Applications

Calling all digital story tellers; our sister accelerator, Oregon Story Board (OSB) is now accepting applications for their fall class! Located in OMSI (yeah, talk about office envy), the folks at OSB are fueling a new digital storytelling ecosystem here in Oregon. Their goal is to increase the economic viability, innovation, impact and stature of … Continue reading Oregon Story Board Now Accepting Applications

A Few Tickets Left For OEN’s 2014 Entrepreneurial Summit

I'm not sure what we love at PIE more, great story telling or local entrepreneurs.  If you're like us, than tomorrow is your chance to get the best of both at OEN's 2014 Entrepreneurial Summit at the Kennedy School. Fifteen successful Oregon entrepreneurs will share their stories, teaching you the lessons they learned the hard way. … Continue reading A Few Tickets Left For OEN’s 2014 Entrepreneurial Summit

A look back at Project Breaker

This last Monday marked the conclusion of The Future of Stuff challenge, created by Project Breaker and sponsored by Concordia University. PIE was a facilitator of the two-week challenge; along with senior TED fellow and Breaker founder Juliette LaMontagne and Erin Huizenga, founder of Epic.  We had eleven participants---Breakers---who ranged in age from 17 to 26. Breaker’s … Continue reading A look back at Project Breaker