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

PIE alum Uncorked Studios partners with adidas on “All Day”

When PIE alum Uncorked Studios began rethinking fitness tracking technology with adidas, the team was driven to get to the core of a nagging question: Your health is so much more than just your daily activities. It’s a reflection of your holistic well-being, from getting enough sleep and proper nutrition to practicing mindfulness and participating … Continue reading PIE alum Uncorked Studios partners with adidas on “All Day”