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

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

Longing for a startup pitch event like PIE Demo Day? Get ready to be happy

It's been a while since we've had a PIE Demo Day. We've helped host pitch competitions, sure. But we haven't had a Demo Day. And Demo Days are different. Attending, you get that feeling that everyone is in it together, that everyone in the audience is there to help everyone on stage, and that every … Continue reading Longing for a startup pitch event like PIE Demo Day? Get ready to be happy

Prosper Portland selects PIE to carry on diversity and inclusion incubator efforts

If you follow PIE on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, you know that we've been hinting at some new flavors of PIE. Now, we're able to reveal one of those new efforts: PIE is among 11 partners who have been chosen to help Prosper Portland (the organization formerly known as the Portland Development Commission (PDC)) on its … Continue reading Prosper Portland selects PIE to carry on diversity and inclusion incubator efforts

Join us for Portland Startup Week 2017

Now in its third year, Portland Startup Week is a (little longer than a) weeklong celebration of the founders, companies, and supporters who make the Portland startup community what it is. PIE is proud to have been the founding organizer for this event, and we're happy to continue as the organizer of the event, this … Continue reading Join us for Portland Startup Week 2017

Getting an early start on 2016: Accelerator and startup opportunities

Where did the year go? We've been meeting with awesome startups. And working with amazing accelerators. And helping our alums. And, and, and… time just flew by. But we know you've been busy too. So we wanted to take a few minutes to highlight some opportunities that you might have missed—both for awesome startups and … Continue reading Getting an early start on 2016: Accelerator and startup opportunities

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

Five questions with Duncan Davidson, Bullpen Capital

Duncan Davidson, Managing Director at Bullpen Capital, visited PIE today and shared valuable advice to all of us in the space. While all the startups asked him questions related to their specific businesses, I simply wanted to learn more of what it's like to be on his side of the table. I didn't pitch him, but … Continue reading Five questions with Duncan Davidson, Bullpen Capital