Month: November 2015

Put. That. Turkey. Down. Turkey is for applicants: 1776 Challenge Cup Portland application period extended until November 30

And you thought that holiday wishes only started after turkey day. Well, consider this an early holiday present. You’ve got an awesome startup. You want to tell people about it. Because it’s awesome. But you totally spaced the deadline for the 1776 Challenge Cup local competition. No worries, my friend. You’ve got more time. But you better get on it. Read More

Thank you, Shelley. From all of the startups.

It is with great sadness that I tell you that Shelley Gunton, a proponent for all startups and entrepreneurs, has lost her battle with cancer. If you’re hearing it from me first, I apologize. To say that she will be missed is a staggering understatement. Read More

Call it an incubator. Call it an accelerator. Call it whatever you want. But you might be calling it your new job.

While it’s always nice to see the significant and measurable economic impact accelerators have for the startups they support, I’m equally pleased to see these startup resources growing, themselves. So when they’re hiring, that’s a really good thing. And these days, if you’re in Portland and interested in learning the ropes, you’ve got a few different incubator and accelerator gigs from which to choose. Read More

Augmented reality augments Portland collaboration: Clackamas Community College, Oregon Story Board among Ivy Leagues in Microsoft HoloLens granting

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Portland is collaborative as fuuuuuu… well, um, it’s collaborative. And while that’s super helpful for many of us, it’s always nice to see others recognize the value of that collaboration. That’s why it was awesome to see Microsoft select a group of Portland area organizations for one of its exclusive HoloLens grants. Read More

Fall into awesomeness: Got a startup? Three looming deadlines for helping it. Want a startup? Three imminent opportunities to start it.

It’s supposed to be a rainy and chilly—in other words, beautiful—fall weekend. And what better way to spend it than making your startup better? Well, okay, you’re right. Coming up with an idea for a new startup is pretty cool, too. But guess what? Grab your blankie and hot chocolate and get to work. Because this weekend could be your great opportunity to make progress on both of those fronts. Read More

We're going to demo like it's 1776: Apply to pitch at the 1776 Challenge Cup Local Portland

There’s just something about a pitch. Be it a Demo Day or a Demolicious or a Startup Weekend or even just one-on-one, I love hearing startups tell their stories. So when the fine folks at 1776—an early stage startup accelerator from the DC area—reached out to PIE to see if we could help them with the 1776 Challenge Cup, I jumped at the chance. Because it’s good for Portland to get that kind of exposure. And because pitches. Read More

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