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

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

A taste of what PIE is cooking up in 2017

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

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?