PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) is a Wieden+Kennedy supported nine-month-long startup accelerator here in Portland, Oregon. This year marked the program’s 5th demo day (congratulations, everyone!) and this year’s class did a stellar job pitching to potential investors.
If you missed it, here’s the pertinent info:
Documentation of this years’ PIE class companies
Watch videos of each startup’s pitch here
A great summary from the Portland Business Journal, and a gallery of photographs from the day
PIE co-founder and managing director Rick Turoczy’s writeups: before the event, and after the event
photo via uklc on Instagram
Stay tuned as we track the growth of these awesome companies!
Early Stage from KS12 on Vimeo.
This week, Berlin-based KS12, a startup from the most recent graduating class of the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) launched a 16-minute film about Portland’s unique startup ecosystem, created during their experience with the incubator.
Athletepath, a PIE startup from last year’s class, has been tapped to partner with the annual Hood to Coast relay race. They’ll provide race stats for the 18,000 individual racers, as well as legs of the race and team times, and friends and family watching at home can receive live updates.
PIE is looking for its next batch of entrepreneurs and startups. Are you one of them?
Applications are due June 12, 2012, and they’re looking for 6 startups; class starts in mid-July. Check out their press release below for more info and how to apply.
This Saturday, W+K Tomorrow and the Portland Incubator Experiment hosted a hack day for Portland Public Schools. Emerging from the GOOD Ideas for Cities event in February, the hack aimed to make some of the ideas more tangible. It was also the first move in an attempt to get the 85% of Portlanders who don’t have school age kids more involved with public schools.
Mayor Sam Adams kicked off the day at 10am. We had a great turnout – a good mix of representatives from the City and the school system, people from some of the key organizations supporting schools, and a healthy dose of developers.