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
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
Nice writeup from an interview with startup accelerator 1776. (PIE partners with 1776 to host the 1776 Challenge Cup Portland on July 6, 2017. If you're interested in applying, the deadline for applications is June 9, 2017.) From a coworking space to an accelerator, PIE, or Portland Incubator Experiment, is focused on creating successful startups … Continue reading 1776 chats with PIE
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
As if waking from communications hibernation, PIE recently shared a recap of some of the highlights from 2016. Which immediately begs the equally traditional New Year question: What will PIE be doing in 2017? Let's be honest. Talking about the past is a lot easier than guessing about the future. Regardless of how sound your … Continue reading A taste of what PIE is cooking up in 2017
It's that time of year. You know, that time when you're supposed to take a moment to reflect on your organization and its accomplishments over the past year? Or maybe it's more that your team has been so heads-down-busily-quiet over the last few months that you want folks to know what you've been doing. And your team … Continue reading A sampling of PIE in 2016
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?
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?
When Wieden+Kennedy collaborated with the Portland startup scene to make PIE a reality, it was an experiment. A way to test collaboration between the agency and startups. Truth be told, none of us foresaw it becoming an accelerator. But that’s exactly what we became. As such, PIE has spent five of the last six years … Continue reading It’s time for a new flavor of PIE
Six years ago, PIE began as an idea. An experiment. An experiment that was founded on the idea of helping and supporting the Portland, Oregon, startup community. Since day one---when we walked into an empty retail space at the corner of NW Davis and NW 12th on the first floor of Wieden+Kennedy’s global headquarters---we’ve tried … Continue reading PIE is now more CENTRL-ly located