Early Stage

Why is Portland an interesting place to create a startup?
How can we understand entrepreneurs and software engineers to be a new creative class?
What roles do story and performance play in the creation of an enterprise?

Following the true story of a group of aspiring startups in the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), in the context of Portland’s creative and technology ecosystem, KS12 presents Early Stage, a Video Sprint in collaboration with PIE which starts a conversation on these topics and invites your participation.

A Video Sprint produced by KS12
Produced during the 2012 class of the Portland Incubator Experiment at Wieden + Kennedy

Featuring the 2012 PIE companies:

Marshall Kirkpatrick, CEO, Little Bird
Michelle Rowley, Founder, Code Scouts
Gabriel Shalom, Creative Director, KS12
Trent Peterson, Founder, App Thwack
Aaron Raddon, CTO, Lytics
Kyle Banuelos, CEO, Stublisher

Including interviews with:

Andy Baio, Organizer, XOXO Festival
Barb Stark, Director of Culture, Cloudability
Michael Richardson, Co-founder & Technical Product Manager, Urban Airship
Renny Gleeson, Global Director of Interactive Strategies, Wieden + Kennedy
Amber Case, Co-Founder & CEO, Geoloqi
David Embree, CEO, Athletepath
Robin Jones, COO, Geoloqi
Brad Feld, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Foundry Group (via Skype)
John Jay, Global Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy
Dave Yewman, President, Elevator Speech

Directed and edited by Gabriel Shalom
Designed and produced by Patrizia Kommerell
Production Assistant: Kris Cantrell
Second Camera: Jason Roark, Don’t Act Big
Music “Lamplighter” and “Acre Lux” by Campfires, © 2012 Jeff Walls

See the full Demo Day pitches:
Little Bird
Code Scouts
App Thwack

CC 2012 BY-NC KS12

continue the conversation: #earlystage

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