PIE Demo Day 2013 Showcases 7 New Companies

Six Oregon startups (and one Californian) show signs of a maturing tech industry


So on Friday, October 11, it was Demo Day again for the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), the tech company startup incubator housed under the Wieden and Kennedy umbrella. A demo day, if you don't know, is like a debutante's coming-out ball for young companies. After a three-month incubation at PIE with mentoring from local tech gurus and seed funding and free office space and the general feeling ...   More
Monday, October 14, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Rick Turoczy

The Tech Advocate

TFNW 2013
Rick Turoczy is the curator for TechfestNW. He’s also one of the biggest driving forces behind the success of Portland’s growing startup community. The 42-year-old former literary agent and ma   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW Staff

Portland Incubator Experiment Announces Its 2013 Class

Portland's Orchestrate, Splash, Smart Mocha, Switchboard and FX Serve chosen.


The Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), the collaboration between ad firm Wieden + Kennedy and the thriving local tech startup community, announced today the seven groups that they will be mentoring this year. This batch of new tech firms—some in their earliest development stages; others fully funded—was chosen from a pool of over 400 applicants from around the world and features five groups ...   More
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Pitch Perfect: PIE Demo Day


Disclaimer: PIE co-founder Rick Turoczy works for WW's PDX conference.Local tech startup incubator PIE "graduated" its second class on Friday, Oct. 5 (yes, I'm behind on my coverage) at the Gerding Theater, with its now traditional "demo day," in which the participants pitch their new businesses to a public audience. Matthew Korfhage already wrote an excellent explanation of PIE and What It All Means ...   More
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 RUTH BROWN

EXCLUSIVE: New PIE Class Announced

Meet the new Portland tech startups on the block


PIE—or the Portland Incubator Experiment, the startup incubator run by Wieden+Kennedy and local tech entrepreneurs—is about to announce its second class, and we've got the scoop on who's invited (full disclosure: PIE co-founder Rick Turoczy works for WW's upcoming PDX festival). Being accepted into the program is no small thing: Previous PIE graduates include VendScreen, which raised $12 million ...   More
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Ruth Brown


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