Why we’re extending the PIE application period until August 9, 2020

We realize that referring to what we’ve all been going through as “a weird and unusual time” is an understatement. And we also realize that many folks in our startup community have a number of other compounding stressors during this time.  It’s not just a global pandemic weighing on them. It’s any number of other … Continue reading Why we’re extending the PIE application period until August 9, 2020

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

What to expect when PIE opens applications for the next cohort

It's that time of year. Time for PIE to start looking for another group of promising founders and startups. It's also time for PIE to engage in a new experiment. And that experiment — which will come as a surprise to absolutely no one — is that, for the first time in more than a … Continue reading What to expect when PIE opens applications for the next cohort

We’re super interested in the startup you’re building and we’d love to hear more about it

Here at PIE, we love founders and founding teams. The passion, creativity, and grit that drive people to pursue their vision is a constant source of intrigue — and inspiration. And it's a pursuit we want to encourage. And facilitate. We believe that you should be building your company. And we want you to do … Continue reading We’re super interested in the startup you’re building and we’d love to hear more about it

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

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

Filing our TPS reports: What we look for in PIE startups

With the PIE application period officially, officially closing tonight at midnight, we thought it might be beneficial to share some of the reasoning behind our selection process. You know, to help you understand how we'll be evaluating your startups as we work to select the next class of PIE. We've learned a lot over our … Continue reading Filing our TPS reports: What we look for in PIE startups