PIE alum Lytics selected for new Snap accelerator

It's always nice to see PIE alums getting interesting opportunities. That's why we're incredibly happy to report that PIE alum Lytics will be participating in the new accelerator for Snapchat's parent company, Snap. According to Fast Company: R/GA executive vice-president and global chief operating officer Stephen Plumlee says the focus of the program is to … Continue reading PIE alum Lytics selected for new Snap accelerator

An open source guide for building the startup accelerator of your dreams

It’s been one year since the completion of the PIE Cookbook Kickstarter campaign, so it seemed only fitting that we let you know that we’ve reached the PIE Cookbook 0.9 beta release! That’s right! All of the content in one spot. With a table of contents, even. Now, admittedly, the beta still has quite a … Continue reading An open source guide for building the startup accelerator of your dreams

An early stage startup accelerator is an emotional rollercoaster

We’ve all heard it. “Going through an accelerator is an emotional rollercoaster.” And we’d be the first to agree. It’s not an easy or smooth experience. For anyone. But what, exactly, does that rollercoaster look like? At PIE, we’ve spent time analyzing the behavior of founders in our accelerator as well as other programs in … Continue reading An early stage startup accelerator is an emotional rollercoaster

Cloudability acquires Australian company, plans move to new office

Happy Pi Day! One of the most active PIE alums from our first accelerator class, Cloudability, continues to grow — through both acquisitions and hires — and solidify its position in the Portland startup community. A couple of newsworthy items this week, an acquisition and new office space: Cloudability acquires CloudMGR Cloudability will move to former … Continue reading Cloudability acquires Australian company, plans move to new office

Have fun chasing unicorns. We’ll be over here with our zebras.

If there's one thing we've learned after nearly a decade of working with Portland startups — and startups that are attracted to Portland — it's that financial gain is often the last thing motivating and driving our founders. And even if there are financial motives, they do not often come with a "growth at any cost" … Continue reading Have fun chasing unicorns. We’ll be over here with our zebras.

PIE alum Outdoor Project secures additional funding

It's always nice to see PIE alums continuing to thrive and grow. Outdoor Project, an alum of the Derby PIE class, recently announced they had secured funding to fuel continued growth — and more hires. Here's some of the local coverage: Portland Business Journal: Portland-based camping, outdoors lover-aimed startup snags $2M Outdoor Project, an alum … Continue reading PIE alum Outdoor Project secures additional funding

Join us for Portland Startup Week 2017

Now in its third year, Portland Startup Week is a (little longer than a) weeklong celebration of the founders, companies, and supporters who make the Portland startup community what it is. PIE is proud to have been the founding organizer for this event, and we're happy to continue as the organizer of the event, this … Continue reading Join us for Portland Startup Week 2017

A taste of what PIE is cooking up in 2017

As if waking from communications hibernation, PIE recently shared a recap of some of the highlights from 2016. Which immediately begs the equally traditional New Year question: What will PIE be doing in 2017?  Let's be honest. Talking about the past is a lot easier than guessing about the future. Regardless of how sound your … Continue reading A taste of what PIE is cooking up in 2017