The wait is over. Well, the wait to apply, anyway. Today, as promised, PIE has opened its application process for the 2022 cohorts of PIE, PIE Consumer, and PIE Shop. Applications will remain open until March 14, 2022, at 11:59PM Pacific Time. There will be no extensions, this year. Feel like you need some more … Continue reading Applications for PIE 2022 are now open
PIE AMA: Answering questions about startup accelerators and PIE
If you missed today's event — or if you want to go back and review some of the content — we've published the recording on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbL89Ct2KmY As always, a recording is also available at our Crowdcast account. To stay in the loop on future events, please join our Meetup group.
REMINDER: Questions about accelerator programs? Join our Q&A, this week
Whether you're actively considering PIE as your startup accelerator or simply wondering if it's worth it for your startup to engage in an accelerator program, you've likely got questions. Maybe it's about the benefits. Maybe it's about the expectations. Maybe it's about what the day-to-day is like. Whatever the case, we want to get you … Continue reading REMINDER: Questions about accelerator programs? Join our Q&A, this week
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
PIE and PIE Shop request for startups 2019
At PIE, we've always been lucky to see a wide variety of startups apply — and be selected — for our accelerator program, from nonprofits to rockets. And we're always intrigued by the breadth of companies from which we have the opportunity to select. So let us be clear, we actively encourage all types of … Continue reading PIE and PIE Shop request for startups 2019
A few frequently asked questions about PIE and PIE Shop
Super happy to have a bunch of awesome founders considering applying to PIE. Now, the questions about PIE and PIE Shop are starting to roll in. So we thought we would take the opportunity to answer a few of them. What's the difference between PIE and PIE Shop? Programmatically, nothing. Focus wise, PIE helps founders … Continue reading A few frequently asked questions about PIE and PIE Shop
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
Want to build a startup accelerator?
At PIE, we're extremely lucky in that we get to talk to amazing founders and startups, day in and day out. But they're not the only folks interested in chatting with us. We also get a lot—a lot—of inquiries about how PIE came to be. And how they can go about building a startup accelerator for their … Continue reading Want to build a startup accelerator?
How to filter through all your startup advice this Thanksgiving
“Here’s what you should do.” It's a sentence you’ve probably heard a lot. Friends, family, peers, mentors, investors—they all have helpful advice, but when your cousin Billy gives you business advice this Thanksgiving that conflicts with advice an investor gave you just last week, what should you do? First, take a big bite of stuffing. Then … Continue reading How to filter through all your startup advice this Thanksgiving