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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 Experiment (PIE) unique in the world of startup incubators?
  • What roles do story and performance play in the creation of an enterprise?
  • How can we understand entrepreneurs and software engineers to be a new creative class?
  • What can startups learn from an advertising agency about storytelling?
  • We will be taking the most interesting answers on Quora and transforming them into dramatic monologues!

    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 the world of startup incubators?
  • What can startup culture teach us about creativity?
  • We will be taking the most interesting answers on Quora and transforming them into dramatic monologues!

    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 startup incubators?
  • We will be taking the most interesting answers on Quora and transforming them into dramatic monologues!

    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?
  • What is an early stage company?
  • How is a CEO like an actor?
  • How can we understand entrepreneurs and software engineers to be a new creative class?
  • We will be taking the most interesting answers on Quora and transforming them into dramatic monologues!

    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 interested in seeing startup pitches, despite knowing they are carefully rehearsed performances?
  • How is a CEO like an actor?
  • What does the phrase “fake it til you make it” mean to you?
  • How can we understand entrepreneurs and software engineers to be a new creative class?
  • What makes Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) unique in the world of startup incubators?
  • We will be taking the most interesting answers and transforming them into dramatic monologues!

    Interview: Barb Stark

    An interview with Barb Stark, Director of Culture at Cloudability.

    You can answer these questions too on Quora:

  • What advantages does Portland offer an early stage startup in comparison to Seattle or San Francisco?
  • What positive effects does the local startup scene have on Portland, culturally and economically?
  • What makes Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) unique in the world of startup incubators?
  • 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?
  • Why are investors interested in seeing startup pitches, despite knowing they are carefully rehearsed performances?
  • We will be taking the most interesting answers and transforming them into dramatic monologues!

    Interview: John Jay

    An interview with John Jay, Global Executive Creative Director of Wieden+Kennedy.

    You can answer these questions too on Quora:

  • Why is Portland an interesting place to create a startup?
  • What does the phrase “fake it til you make it” mean to you?
  • Why are investors interested in seeing startup pitches, despite knowing they are carefully rehearsed performances?
  • What can startups learn from an advertising agency about storytelling?
  • What makes Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) unique in the world of startup incubators?
  • We will be taking the most interesting answers and transforming them into dramatic monologues!

    Get Your Quora Answer Performed as a Monologue!

    We’ve posted these and other questions to the question and answer website Quora.com and invite your participation:

  • How do crazy ideas grow into real businesses?
  • What roles do story and performance play in the creation of an enterprise?
  • How can we understand entrepreneurs and software engineers to be a new creative class?
  • You can find all the questions here: quora.earlystage.videosprint.net
    The most interesting answers we receive will be transformed into dramatic monologues and become part of the project!