Portland Incubator Experiment
The Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) is a partnership among leading brands, technology innovators, and Wieden+Kennedy - the largest privately held advertising and communications company in the world. It serves as a hub for community, entrepreneurship, and creative thinking.
PIE's objective is to be a collaborative center where brands, tech, and culture meet to explore and redefine brand experiences as well as an example of how Portland-based advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy and its brand partners are supporting the edges of tech culture and brand experiences.
Funding and Incubator Structure
Selected companies receive $18,000 and office space to spend three months at PIE's office in Portland, Oregon. Companies will have access to startups-in-residence, successful alumni, Wieden+Kennedy, and extended mentor networks. Companies are introduced to thought leaders from some of the world’s most successful brands—like Target, Coca-Cola, Nike, and Google.
Pre-Class PIE Companies
In its first year, PIE helped host, accelerate, and mentor the following startups:
Fall 2011 Class
Spring 2012 Class