October 8th, 2012

So that happened: Six new startups debut at PIE Demo Day Fall 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.

Graduates included:

  • 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

Presentations

If you missed PIE Demo Day, you can see the presentations below.

Coverage

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.

TechCrunch covered three of the startups: Little Bird, Lytics, and AppThwack.

Digital Trends has a great write up on the entire event. As does PIE cofounder Renny Gleeson.

Folks also did a fair amount of tweeting about #piedemo.

If you want to see the full event—including the founder profiles from Portland startup Vizify—you can watch the entire thing on Livestream, with PIE Demo Day part 1 and part 2.

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.

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4 Responses to “So that happened: Six new startups debut at PIE Demo Day Fall 2012”

  1. Marshall says:

    As a participant in this year’s PIE, I’d recommend it highly to folks considering applying for next year! Mentorship, support & W+K were all great for us! Thanks Rick and team!

  2. [...] PIE Demo Day Fall 2012 | Silicon Florist “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…” Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponLinkedInEmailPrintLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in Events, Portland, Startups and tagged @piepdx, AppThwack, Code Scouts, KS12, Little Bird, Lytics, PIE Demo Day, Portland Incubator Experiment, Silicon Florist, Stublisher by twobillionideas. Bookmark the permalink. [...]

  3. NumbLock says:

    Sincerely disappointed in the selection last year and will never contribute again – wasted my time. – PIE lost out on a potential $750mil opportunity.

  4. Serge says:

    @ Marshall. I’m definitely considering it. Not for 2013, but definitely in 2014.


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