An open source guide for building the startup accelerator of your dreams

It’s been one year since the completion of the PIE Cookbook Kickstarter campaign, so it seemed only fitting that we let you know that we’ve reached the PIE Cookbook 0.9 beta release! That’s right! All of the content in one spot. With a table of contents, even. Now, admittedly, the beta still has quite a … Continue reading An open source guide for building the startup accelerator of your dreams

An early stage startup accelerator is an emotional rollercoaster

We’ve all heard it. “Going through an accelerator is an emotional rollercoaster.” And we’d be the first to agree. It’s not an easy or smooth experience. For anyone. But what, exactly, does that rollercoaster look like? At PIE, we’ve spent time analyzing the behavior of founders in our accelerator as well as other programs in … Continue reading An early stage startup accelerator is an emotional rollercoaster

Why is PIE open sourcing its learnings?

Since 2008, PIE has been an ongoing series of experiments. First as a coworking space then as an early stage startup accelerator then as an accelerator for accelerators. Now, we’re embarking on our next experiment: the PIE Cookbook, an open source guide designed to help anyone, anywhere accelerate anything. We’re excited to share what we’ve … Continue reading Why is PIE open sourcing its learnings?

What experiment is PIE cooking up next?

It's no secret. We’ve been rethinking the Portland Incubator Experiment. (It's an experiment, after all.) What began eight years ago as a collaboration between the largest privately held creative agency in the world, Wieden+Kennedy, and the Portland startup scene led to a coworking space, an early-stage and mid-stage startup accelerator, a corporate accelerator, hackdays, startup … Continue reading What experiment is PIE cooking up next?