A couple of our current companies and a couple of alums have news to share, this week. AllGo on OPB Think Out Loud Lytics commits to trust-based marketing Modern Adventure in Forbes Simple 10 Years Later: My Journey as Co-founder and CEO
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
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
Looking back at 2017, PIE managed to accomplish quite a bit. Even if we didn't feel like we did. In fact, we only realized what sort of progress we had made because we had taken the time to publish a list of objectives for 2017, and that gave us a yardstick to measure our accomplishments. … Continue reading PIE 2018: What experiments are we cooking up next?
We've been taking some time to look back at 2017, as most of us are wont to do this time of year. And now seemed like an appropriate time to share some of these reflections. Partially because it was six years ago last week that PIE staged our very first Demo Day, January 17, 2012. … Continue reading PIE 2017: A rebuilding year
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
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
We always talk about PIE being "an ongoing experiment." But what exactly does that mean? Well, as we were preparing to embark on a whole new series of experiments, we took a few minutes to diagram the experiments we've already tried, to date. It helped us visualize our history. So we thought it might be … Continue reading Timeline of PIE experiments
We're always pleased to see our startups growing and hiring talented folks. If you're looking for a new gig or are simply curious about the roles available at PIE alum companies, please consider the following job openings: Cloudability (17 open positions) droplr (6 open positions) Lytics (4 open positions) Simple (25 open positions) Uncorked Studios … Continue reading Want to work for a PIE alum?
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”