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

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

PIE Demo Day 2020 moves to online only

We regret having to share the following news. In the wake of the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, PIE and its partners have made the decision to cancel the traditional in-person PIE Demo Day, slated for March 19, 2020, at Revolution Hall. There are any number of reasons for making this decision. The primary reason is … Continue reading PIE Demo Day 2020 moves to online only

To better accelerate Zebra startups, we need to better understand Zebra startups

Here at PIE, we've been following the Zebra Movement with great interest. And it's not just because a PIE alum is among the cofounders of the effort. (Although, we're super proud of that.) It's because the model they're proposing — which counters the prevailing "Unicorn" startup thinking — seems to both resonate and reflect a … Continue reading To better accelerate Zebra startups, we need to better understand Zebra startups

Our newest experiment: Introducing the consumer products accelerator inaugural class

It's no secret that PIE takes the "E" in our acronym very seriously. (The "E" stands for "experiment.") As such, we're always excited when someone approaches us with a new concept. And that's why when Built Oregon approached us with the idea of a consumer products accelerator, we jumped at the chance to work on … Continue reading Our newest experiment: Introducing the consumer products accelerator inaugural class

Indie.vc v3 Winter Tour stops by Portland

If you've been keeping tabs on the changing world of venture capital, you've no doubt come across Indie.vc, one of the premier funds experimenting with new ways of financing businesses — without killing the business in the process. We wanted a path that gave founders time to deeply understand the levers of their business and … Continue reading Indie.vc v3 Winter Tour stops by Portland

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

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