Tag: PIE

PIE Demo Day: Grab a seat and get ready for another slice of PIE, October 5

[Full disclosure: I work for PIE] It seems like just yesterday that summer was just taking hold in Portland, Gangnam Style had just been uploaded to YouTube, and a new class of fresh faces began their first day at PIE. Read More

Cloudability’s day in the sun: Portland company lands $8.7 million in funding

[Full disclosure: Cloudability went through PIE. I work at PIE.]

Yesterday, Portland’s Cloudability announced $8.7 million in Series A financing, led by Foundry Group. And it got quite a bit of pickup—as you’ll see below—drawing attention to both the company and the whole Portland startup scene. Read More

Mentoring the mentors: Advice and inspiration for startup mentors

Last year around the time PIE was starting, David Cohen, cofounder of TechStars, shared the TechStars Mentor Manifesto. And it served as an inspiration for me. A post by Micah Baldwin, a TechStars mentor who now heads up Graphicly, provided a similar nudge for me. Read More

Accelerator application trifecta: TechStars Seattle, Portland Seed Fund, and PIE currently accepting submissions

Why just work on one accelerator application this weekend when you can complete three? That’s right. If you’re interested in some acceleration, there’s a whole bunch of opportunity for your startup.

TechStars Seattle, Portland Seed Fund, and PIE are accepting applications right now. Read More

Tweaking the recipe: Top 3 most exciting changes for the next class of PIE

[Full disclosure: I work at PIE.] It’s almost time to start the next class of PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment). Applications are due June 12. Read More

File under irony: Portland startups Cloudability and AppFog get noticed at Under the Radar

It seems more than appropriate that the often overlooked Portland startup scene would have a big presence at a conference called Under the Radar.

Portland’s Puppet Labs was the big favorite in 2010. And this year? Two Portland companies stole the show, Cloudability and AppFog. Read More

Learning to Drive: Portland startup Revisu among the first products to incorporate Google Drive features

One of the biggest tech stories today is the launch of Google Drive, a storage service akin to Dropbox that allows users to manage Google Docs locally and in the Cloud.

And, as luck would have it, there’s a Portland startup angle to the story. Read More

Staying up working on your side project? Why not apply to PIE so you can… um stay up working on your startup?

As a wise person once said, “A rolling PIE gathers no moss.” Wait what? No one ever said that. I don’t think. Maybe they did. But I’ve no idea why.

Well anyway, right on the heels of launching eight new startups into the Portland startup scene, PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) has announced that they have opened applications for the next class of participants. Read More

Meet the Startup: Piecing together the first PIE Demo Day

Earlier this month, PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) graduated eight new startups into the Portland tech scene—as each company took the stage to tell their stories.

If you want, you can catch all of the PIE pitches in their entirety. But if you’d like a Cliff’s Notes version, the folks at Meet the Startup are happy to oblige. Read More

Meet the Startup: Sitting down with Stayhound

It’s been a busy week for Portland’s PIE startups what with PIE Demo Day and a trip down to Google. But it seemed the perfect time to catch up with Alexis Peterka of Stayhound, one of the startups that just graduated from PIE.

What’s Stayhound? Well, why don’t we let Alexis give you the story? Read More

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