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 testimony to Portland City Council on 2019 accomplishments

When PIE spun out of Wieden+Kennedy a few years back, we decided that one of the new experiments should be testing the waters as a nonprofit startup accelerator. Which meant that, rather than relying wholly on generating revenue to keep the accelerator running, we would also have the opportunity to partner with grantmaking organizations with … Continue reading PIE testimony to Portland City Council on 2019 accomplishments

PIE’s 2014 Demo Day

This whole experiment thing called PIE has been going for five years—constantly changing, continually experimenting and it’s been awesome to see the Portland tech community evolve alongside us. We’ve all come a long way over these past five years and the opportunities ahead are exciting. The startups in this year’s class have spent three months … Continue reading PIE’s 2014 Demo Day

The Importance of Community

It's football season again, and while we don't know who will win it all, we do know one thing: successful teams take time to pause, reflect and review game film—every single week. There are poor plays that must never be repeated and there are great plays that should definitely be emphasized. So we're going to do just that. No, we're not … Continue reading The Importance of Community