[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
[Full disclosure: I work for PIE.] The wait is almost over. We’re about 24 hours away from a whole new crop of PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) startups taking the stage. And even though the event has been sold out for weeks, they’d like to invite you to attend—from the comfort of your own Web browser. Read More
The vending machines you use just got a little bit smarter today—as did your ability to understand more about products before you purchase. VendScreen, a Portland startup focused on retrofitting existing vending machines with Android touch screens, released their flagship product today, VendScreen Revolution, a wireless smart device. Read More
[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
[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
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
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
[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
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
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