Why we’re extending the PIE application period until August 9, 2020

We realize that referring to what we’ve all been going through as “a weird and unusual time” is an understatement. And we also realize that many folks in our startup community have a number of other compounding stressors during this time.  It’s not just a global pandemic weighing on them. It’s any number of other … Continue reading Why we’re extending the PIE application period until August 9, 2020

Apply to PIE: Seeking software, hardware, and consumer product startups

As promised, we opened up PIE applications on July 13, 2020. And they will remain open until August 2, 2020. So if you’re a founder or founding team working on a startup and believe that you could benefit from PIE‘s programs of intensive mentorship, ongoing accountability, mental and emotional support, peer guidance, and connections to … Continue reading Apply to PIE: Seeking software, hardware, and consumer product startups

The next PIE experiment: A virtual startup accelerator

If you’re familiar with the PIE program, at all, you know that physical proximity — founders getting to sit next to one another in a shared office space — has been the cornerstone of our program for more than a decade. But with the world the way it is, that opportunity to share a physical … Continue reading The next PIE experiment: A virtual startup accelerator

What to expect when PIE opens applications for the next cohort

It's that time of year. Time for PIE to start looking for another group of promising founders and startups. It's also time for PIE to engage in a new experiment. And that experiment — which will come as a surprise to absolutely no one — is that, for the first time in more than a … Continue reading What to expect when PIE opens applications for the next cohort

Upcoming live online events designed for the Portland startup community — and the broader startup community, in general

As we all continue to weather the social and physical isolation of the ongoing pandemic, PIE is working to provide ways to help the Portland startup community overcome this feeling of disconnectedness. One way we're doing that is by hosting live Q&A sessions on the PIE Crowdcast channel. The easiest ways to stay in the … Continue reading Upcoming live online events designed for the Portland startup community — and the broader startup community, in general

How to engage with PIE and our community: Your guide to PIE content channels, new and old

As you may have noticed, all of this pandemic quarantine activity — or lack thereof — has caused PIE to ramp up its content creation game. It's all part of our effort to help you feel more connected to the Portland startup community and informed about how to best build your startup, even in this … Continue reading How to engage with PIE and our community: Your guide to PIE content channels, new and old

A new experiment: Q&A sessions with PIE mentors, founders, and community members

Like any person or company, PIE has always had a long list of things we've been meaning to do. Or projects we've been meaning to launch. But folks get busy. Priorities shift. And somehow, those things continue to remain on those lists. Undone. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, we find ourselves at … Continue reading A new experiment: Q&A sessions with PIE mentors, founders, and community members

Join us for PIE Demo Day from the comfort of your socially distant Web browser

Hoping you and yours are happy, healthy, and safe during these strange times. Admittedly, we're feeling more than a little bit odd trying to pull off a PIE Demo Day in this atmosphere. Given that it's a far cry from our regular demo day. But we also believe that folks could use a glimpse of … Continue reading Join us for PIE Demo Day from the comfort of your socially distant Web browser