Wieden+Kennedy’s Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), which tries to get new tech ventures off the ground, has chosen its next seven lucky winners.
And they are:
1. AppThwack: A service for testing applications and Web sites on real Android phones and tablets
2. KS12: A creative studio that tells stories which blur the line between documentary and fiction, artwork and essay
3. Lytics.io: An API that makes analytics available and accessible to any developer
4. Plexus Engine: A tool suite for influencer and expert discovery and engagement
5. Stublisher: A service for capturing and curating event experiences
6. Vadio: A service that turns any terrestrial radio station Web site into live video channels
7. ‘Portland Women’s Software Academy’ project: A nonprofit focused on educating and encouraging would-be software developers
The projects spend three months working at W+K with mentors, W+K clients and other start-up entrepreneurs to prepare pitches to venture capitalists from Portland’s so-called ‘Silicon Forest.’ Previous PIE graduates include VendScreen which raised $12m and Cloudability which raised $8.7m.
Here’s Cloudability’s pitch.