October 8th, 2012
So that happened: Six new startups debut at PIE Demo Day Fall 2012
[Full disclosure: I work for PIE.] Last Friday, as promised, six new startups emerged from PIE—the startup accelerator cosponsored by Wieden+Kennedy—to take the stage at the Armory to share the stories of the companies they had built during the program.
The latest PIE class spanned a variety of business models and target markets, from consumer facing to nonprofit and from media companies to traditional tech.
- AppThwack @appthwack, a testing platform for Android applications that runs on real devices
- Code Scouts @codescouts, a nonprofit designed to bring more women into the world of coding
- KS12 @KS12, makers of the Video Sprint, a way to make events “a little more legendary”
- Little Bird @getLittleBird, a service that helps people find experts on any topic
- Lytics @lyticsio, an API for analytics that makes data actionable
- Stublisher @stublisher, a new way to capture the images around events
If you missed PIE Demo Day, you can see the presentations below.
There was a fair amount of coverage for the day. With Little Bird leading the pack. The coverage for the startup led by Marshall Kirkpatrick spanned tech, industry, and mainstream media with coverage from the tech blogs, Adweek, Wall Street Journal, The Oregonian, and more.
Folks also did a fair amount of tweeting about #piedemo.
Next class of PIE
Interested in participating? PIE announced that applications for the next class of the accelerator will open March 1, 2013, with plans to hold the class during the summer of 2013. Interested applicants can visit PIE, follow @piepdx on Twitter, like PIE on Facebook, or add PIE to their Google+ circles.