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

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

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

Please join us — when else? — Pi Day for PIE Demo Day 2019

It's hard to believe that it's been a little more than four years since the last PIE Demo Day. Time, as they tend to say, does indeed fly. During that hiatus, we've managed to accomplish quite a bit. Quietly, mind you. Out of the limelight of the stage. But we've still been hard at work. … Continue reading Please join us — when else? — Pi Day for PIE Demo Day 2019

PIE announces partnership with Stoel Rives

We've had the pleasure of partnering with any number of corporations throughout our experiments. Now, we're partnering with Portland's largest law firm to ensure that startups in our community have efficient access to mentorship from legal experts. This collaboration will allow PIE to offer its startups resources and mentorship opportunities with experienced Stoel Rives attorneys … Continue reading PIE announces partnership with Stoel Rives

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

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