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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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PIE five: See the new crop of startups at PIE Demo Day 2014 … and look back at Portland over the five years of PIE

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning. The days are getting shorter. Temperatures are dropping. People are thinking about baked goods and whatnot. It’s the perfect time of year for PIE. Well, and to shove a whole new crop of Portland startups out into the cold cruel world. Which is why PIE Demo Day 2014 is happening on October 24. Read More

Enjoy PIE Demo Day 2013—the first since general solicitation rules changed—from the comfort of your Web browser

It’s that time of year again. PIE Demo Day is October 11 at 2PM in the Gerding Theater at the Armory. And while the show has been sold out for weeks, they want as many people as possible to be able to join us. So they’re livestreaming the event. Read More

Making it count: Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars launches 10 new Nike FuelBand focused startups

With apologies to Robert Frost… something there is that does love a demo day. For any startup accelerator. But when it comes to combining TechStars—arguably the king of startup demo days—and Nike—one of the leading consumer brands on the planet—it’s sure to be an amazing show. And that it was, as the Nike+ Accelerator powered by TechStars unveiled its inaugural class at Nike world headquarters in Beaverton. Read More

Post graduation celebration: Join Portland Seed Fund class 4 to celebrate a successful Demo Day

While many demo days are closed to the public, the folks at Portland Seed Fund always want to include the community however they can. And what better way than throwing a little shindig for the community once PSF demo day is over? Read More

Seattle field trip: Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure powered by TechStars

It’s always nice to take a look at what’s happening in other startup scenes. Yesterday, I was up north at the—deep breath—Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by TechStars Demo Day on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. All told, 10 new companies came out of the Accelerator, the first based on Azure. Read More

Unwrapping the presents early: Portland Seed Fund launches six new startups, Winter 2012

Sometimes, you don’t have to wait until the holidays to get a glimpse at the latest and greatest technology. Today, the Portland Seed Fund—the accelerator program that focuses on funding and mentoring early stage Portland (and, apparently, Icelandic) startups—revealed the latest class of startups from their program. Read More

'Tis the season: Celebrate Portland Seed Fund Demo Day whether you attended Demo Day or not

It’s the holiday season. A time of get togethers and celebrations. And giving gifts. The folks at Portland Seed Fund got in the giving mood a little earlier. No no, you’re not getting an iPad Mini. But they would like to invite you to celebrate a whole new crop of startups. Whether you attend their demo day or not Read More

Field trip: Portland's Glider (formerly Superbly) and the rest of TechStars Seattle Demo Day 2012

I accompanied a number of Portland folks who took a trip north to attend TechStars Seattle Demo Day, where Portland company Glider—formerly known as Superbly, a Portland Seed Fund and Portland Startup Weekend alum—and nine other companies took the stage to pitch their products. Read More

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. Read More

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