Portland Incubator Experiment Demo Day

A couple weeks ago, I photographed the Demo Day for the second class of startups that moved through the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) program. Six companies took the stage at the Gerding Theater at the Armory to share information about their companies and products to an audience of investors, media, and the public. Here are a few images from the event; there’s also a full set of photos on Flickr that are released under Creative Commons licensing.

PIE Demo Day Crowd
Some of the crowd in the theater

Kyle Banuelos introduces Stublisher
Kyle BaƱuelos discusses Stublisher

Michelle Rowley explains Code Scouts
Michelle Rowley explains Code Scouts

TechCrunch writer Alex Williams interviews Aaron Raddon of Lytics
TechCrunch writer Alex Williams interviews Aaron Raddon of Lytics

View the full set of photos on Flickr.

Eight Portland Startups: One Demo Day

A couple weeks ago I photographed the first Demo Day event on behalf of the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE). Each of the eight startups that comprise PIE’s inaugural class took to the stage at Portland’s Bagdad Theater, explaining their company, product, and vision. With my full set of images having been delivered to the client over a week ago, I wanted to post a few of my favorites and offer a few additional selections.

Paresh Patel of VendScreen.  At the PIE Demo Day on 1/17/2012 in Portland's Bagdad Theater

Dr. Paresh Patel of VendScreen speaks about his company’s device (shown to the right) which aims to add smart capabilities to vending machines. VendScreen has been getting some press from little publications like USA Today.

But wait, there’s more!

Almost Pitch Time for PIE

Over the past few months, eight startups have been growing as part of the Portland Incubator Experiment in one corner of Weiden + Kennedy’s building in Portland’s Pearl District. Next week, founders will deliver demonstrations and pitch their companies as worthwhile investments for continued funding and growth. Here’s a photo of JR Storment delivering a practice version of his talk about Cloudability, a Portland startup focusing on helping businesses manage cloud-based services.
JR Storment talks Cloudability
I’ve enjoyed photographing the various founders and activities at PIE as the companies have evolved. I look forward to photographing the PIE Demo Day next week and continuing to follow these businesses into the future. If you’re interested in having me help capture the people, events, and products that make your business interesting, please contact me.