Tag Archives: Early Stage

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 […]

Sarcasm, Sincerity and Cynicism: Portland vs. Berlin

Being back in Berlin after three months in Portland, its difficult not to give in to the desire to compare and contrast the two cities. It’s safe to say we miss Portland. In our newfound homesickness we’ve indulged in watching (and re-watching) clips of the TV show Portlandia on YouTube. And having gotten a chance […]

Interview: Michael Richardson

An interview with Michael Richardson, Co-Founder and Technical Product Manager of Urban Airship for our newest Video Sprint Early Stage. You can answer these questions too on Quora: What is an early stage company? How does Portland’s local culture influence the startup scene? Is Portland taken seriously by the investment community? What makes Portland Incubator […]

Interview: Dave Yewman

An interview with Dave Yewman, President of Elevator Speech for the Video Sprint “Early Stage”. You can answer these questions too on Quora: What roles do story and performance play in the creation of an enterprise? Why is self confidence important when pitching to investors? Why is rehearsing for a performance important? What does the […]

Interview: Renny Gleeson

An interview with Renny Gleeson, Global Director of Interactive Strategies, Wieden + Kennedy for Early Stage – a Video Sprint. Participate on Quora: Why is Portland an interesting place to create a startup? How does Portland’s local culture influence the startup scene? What makes a venture-fundable company? What makes Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) unique in […]

Interview: Andy Baio

An interview with Andy Baio, Organizer of the XOXO Festival for Early Stage – a Video Sprint. You can answer these questions too on Quora: Why is Portland an interesting place to create a startup? What is the difference between Kickstarter and VC funding? What makes Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) unique in the world of […]

Interview: Brad Feld

Brad Feld, an early stage investor and entrepreneur (Co-Founder and Managing Director of Foundry Group) gave us some impressions via Skype on the following questions for Early Stage. You can answer these questions too on Quora: What makes a startup ecosystem thrive? Is Portland taken seriously by the investment community? What makes a venture-fundable company? […]

Early Stage: Announcing the Second Round of Interviewees

Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. He is also the co-founder of TechStars, a mentor-driven accelerator, author of several books and blogs, and […]

Interview: Robin Jones

Robin Jones, COO of Geoloqi gave us some impressions on the following questions for the Video Sprint “Early Stage”. You can answer these questions too on Quora: What advantages does Portland offer an early stage startup in comparison to Seattle or San Francisco? Is Portland taken seriously by the investment community? Why are investors interested […]

Interview: David Embree

An interview with David Embree, CEO of Athletepath for the Video Sprint “Early Stage”. You can answer these questions too on Quora: What can startups learn from an advertising agency about storytelling? How does Portland’s spirit of resourcefulness influence the local startup scene? What’s it like preparing to pitch at Demo Day? Why are investors […]