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Craving a bit of PIE? Maybe a good old fashioned Portland startup demo day would help

There was a time that there were nearly a dozen startup accelerators in Portland. All with demo days of various flavors. Some were targeted at investors. Some at corporations. Some at community. But what they all had in common was celebration. Celebrating a group of founders and the companies they were building.

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#everyonein: See how United Way is using startup thinking to address community issues

If there’s one consistent complaint about the world of tech startups, it’s that they sometimes focus on a problem that could be solved, rather than problems that should be solved. And that’s why I’m always happy to see folks using their powers for the greater good. Take #everyonein, a United Way collaboratory. Read More

Six local tech startups emerge from Portland Seed Fund's latest class

Early stage activity in town has quieted a bit. Not really calmed down. Just quieted down. That’s why it’s always nice to see some folks making some noise. And showing investors what’s going on in town. Which is exactly what the Portland Seed Fund is doing today with their latest class—which includes six local tech companies. Read More

GeekWire names Portland's Reflect one of the best pitches at Techstars Seattle Demo Day

You know me. I love a good Demo Day. And I love it even more when there are awesome Portland companies on stage. So wouldn’t you know it, when Techstars Seattle holds a Demo Day and there’s a Portland company on stage…? It’s going to be post worthy. And GeekWire calling them out only makes it moreso. Meet Reflect. Read More

A whole new crop of startups join the Portland startup scene with Oregon Story Board Demo Day

Fine. I’ll admit it. I love demo days. If only because I know how much awful turmoil, stress, and ad nauseam pitch practice go into the effort. And all of those hours and days and weeks of effort culminate in a few brief moments of glory on stage—where amazing founders get the chance to reveal their startups to the world. It really is amazing. So forgive me, if I spend a few minutes highlighting the startups that took the stage for Story Board Demo Day. Read More

Experience a different kind of pitch: Oregon Story Board Demo Day is October 22

In the world of startups and accelerators and pitch competitions and whatnot, there are any number of opportunities to see folks ask you for money. Or tell you about their products. But what about hearing stories from folks who are storytellers by profession? What about hearing about why they built their company? That’s a different sort of demo day. And that’s what the Oregon Story Board accelerator is all about. Read More

Start off 2015 with some great (digital) stories: Oregon Story Board Demo Day is January 9

In the world of startups and accelerators, Demo Days are always among the most inspiring and rewarding events—for both the audience and the startups. Nothing really does an equal job of providing an opportunity for promising founders to share their stories. And this year, we’re not wasting any time. We start demo-day-ing right away. Oregon Story Board is kicking things off with a Demo Day on January 9, 2015. Read More

Miss PIE Demo Day 2014? No worries. Here's all of the awesomeness without all of the chit chat.

While we always try to make PIE Demo Day an event for the community, it’s not always easy to break away from work to watch startup pitches. We get it. That’s why we livestream the whole thing. And one of the benefits of livestreaming is the fact that we can record all of the content at the same time. So if you thought you missed the event this year, you didn’t. Here are all of the pitches from PIE Demo Day 2014. Read More

PIE Demo Day 2014 livestream: If you can't join us in person, please join us from the comfort of your laptop or mobile device

Like any startup accelerator, PIE likes to make its demo days as accessible as it possibly can. We always host it in a big theater. But that sold out quickly, this year. So we added a simulcast venue thanks to our friends at eBay Portland. But now both of those venues are standing room only. So in order to make sure that everyone has a chance to experience the event, we’re going to be livestreaming PIE Demo Day again. Read More

A bigger slice of the PIE Demo Day: eBay Community Lounge volunteers to host simulcast

When we started PIE five years ago, we were very much focused on trying to enrich the Portland startup community. So when we converted from a coworking space to an accelerator, we decided to remain true to those roots. Part of that was making our Demo Days a little different. Instead of making it purely an investor invent, we wanted it to be a community event. Read More

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