Please join us — when else? — Pi Day for PIE Demo Day 2019

It's hard to believe that it's been a little more than four years since the last PIE Demo Day. Time, as they tend to say, does indeed fly. During that hiatus, we've managed to accomplish quite a bit. Quietly, mind you. Out of the limelight of the stage. But we've still been hard at work. … Continue reading Please join us — when else? — Pi Day for PIE Demo Day 2019

PIE announces partnership with Stoel Rives

We've had the pleasure of partnering with any number of corporations throughout our experiments. Now, we're partnering with Portland's largest law firm to ensure that startups in our community have efficient access to mentorship from legal experts. This collaboration will allow PIE to offer its startups resources and mentorship opportunities with experienced Stoel Rives attorneys … Continue reading PIE announces partnership with Stoel Rives

Beta testing PIE Shop, application deadline announced

While PIE has amassed nearly a decade of experience in assisting and accelerating early stage startups, the bulk of that experimentation has been with software companies. So when we embarked on a new project to apply PIE's startup accelerator methodology to companies that manufacture physical objects, we wanted to be sure we knew how those … Continue reading Beta testing PIE Shop, application deadline announced

PIE a la mode: A new class in an old dairy

Today, we're announcing our fifth startup accelerator class — after a four year hiatus —through a program funded in part by Prosper Portland and its Inclusive Business Resource Network. The program, helmed by PIE program manager Chevonne James, is housed in The Dairy Building in the central eastside industrial district at the southeast corner of … Continue reading PIE a la mode: A new class in an old dairy

Making the PIE bigger: PIE Shop, an experiment in accelerating manufactured products

At PIE, we're always looking for opportunities to apply our learnings—and the knowledge from our community—in new and different ways. That motivation to continually explore and experiment has been at the core of our work for nearly a decade. It was the impetus for founding the project. It's why we converted from a coworking space … Continue reading Making the PIE bigger: PIE Shop, an experiment in accelerating manufactured products

Longing for a startup pitch event like PIE Demo Day? Get ready to be happy

It's been a while since we've had a PIE Demo Day. We've helped host pitch competitions, sure. But we haven't had a Demo Day. And Demo Days are different. Attending, you get that feeling that everyone is in it together, that everyone in the audience is there to help everyone on stage, and that every … Continue reading Longing for a startup pitch event like PIE Demo Day? Get ready to be happy

Not just tech, anymore: PIE explores support for consumer products companies

Historically, we've focused on tech companies with PIE — and more explicitly SaaS and mobile companies. Usually with a B2B bent. But that hasn't prevented hundreds of consumer products companies with compelling concepts from reaching out to us. From clothing to mead to protein bars to box subscriptions, we've had the pleasure of comparing notes … Continue reading Not just tech, anymore: PIE explores support for consumer products companies