Think you can’t make it to the 1776 Challenge Cup Portland? Think again

If you've had any experience with PIE in the past — be it events, visiting mentors, or Demo Days — you know that we love our livestreaming. So when it comes to something like the 1776 Challenge Cup Portland, what are we going to do? That's right. Livestream it. Admittedly, we would much rather have … Continue reading Think you can’t make it to the 1776 Challenge Cup Portland? Think again

1776 Challenge Cup Portland 2017: And the startups pitching are…

Thanks again to all of the amazing startups who applied to be part of the first stage of the global 1776 Challenge Cup competition. We're proud to be the hosts in Portland. So proud in fact, that everyone who applied was automatically advanced to the second round of the next PIE cohort selection. Now, it's … Continue reading 1776 Challenge Cup Portland 2017: And the startups pitching are…

Prosper Portland selects PIE to carry on diversity and inclusion incubator efforts

If you follow PIE on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, you know that we've been hinting at some new flavors of PIE. Now, we're able to reveal one of those new efforts: PIE is among 11 partners who have been chosen to help Prosper Portland (the organization formerly known as the Portland Development Commission (PDC)) on its … Continue reading Prosper Portland selects PIE to carry on diversity and inclusion incubator efforts

Applications still open for 1776 Challenge Cup, PIE… and Shark Tank

PIE is excited to once again play host to the first round of the 1776 Challenge Cup, a global competition taking place in 75 cities around the world in an effort to identify promising early stage startups who are talking complex challenges that impact cities, education, energy, food, health, money, security, and transportation. So excited, … Continue reading Applications still open for 1776 Challenge Cup, PIE… and Shark Tank

REMINDER: You have one week left to apply for the 1776 Challenge Cup Portland

PIE is once again playing host to the 1776 Challenge Cup Portland, a pitch competition for early stage startups. [1776 Challenge Cup is a] global competition for the world’s most promising startups tackling complex, regulated challenges to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes. That's all good. … Continue reading REMINDER: You have one week left to apply for the 1776 Challenge Cup Portland

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.

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