Earlier this month I had the opportunity to photograph the Demo Day for the third class of startups to “graduate” from the Portland Incubator Experiment program. At Demo Day, company founders have several minutes onstage to tell the story of their company and their product, pitching it to an audience that includes potential investors, tech press, and the public. The stakes are high and it’s always an interesting event to see the stories told (I previously photographed the first and second PIE Demo Days as well).
Rick Turoczy, Kirsten Golden, and Renny Gleeson hosted the event
Matt Heitzenroder of Orchestrate
Mara Zepeda of Switchboard
Adam Nikolaidis of Cloneless
The entire class of PIE startups
Startup founders, mentors, and investors stick around for a post-event reception