Isn’t it fun talking about “the future”? Well this past spring
Intel Labs, the Portland Incubator Experiment, Weiden + Kennedy and the Governor’s Office of Film and Television decided to spend a weekend in May looking into the future of narrative storytelling. We reached out to 16 different creative professionals with their own unique expertise from both Oregon and around the country to spend a Saturday in W+K’s offices and literally dream up a new form of storytelling. The group was broken into four teams and were told to use one of two existing properties – SyFy Channel’s “Haven”, and Daniel Wilson’s novel “Robopocalypse”. Continue reading... “Intel, Portland Incubator Experiment, W+K, and Oregon Film come together for a “Narrative Hack””
The Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) is now open for new applicants. What say you is PIE? Well on their website they spell it out pretty clearly:
The Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) is a partnership among leading brands, technology innovators, and
Wieden+Kennedy — the largest privately held advertising and communications company in the world. It serves as a hub for community, entrepreneurship, and creative thinking.
It’s a collaborative center where brands, tech, and culture meet to explore and redefine brand experiences. And another example of how Wieden+Kennedy and its brand partners are continuously innovating on the edges of tech, culture, and brand experiences.
Continue reading... “Portland Incubator Experiment Open for New Applicants”
This week two companies with a large and growing presence in Oregon announced siginificant new funding.
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, announced that it raised $13 million in Series C financing led by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) this week. Elemental was the recipient of last year’s Innovation in Media Arts award. 2012 is proving to be a pivotal year for Elemental thanks in part to the Summer Olympics. At the Olympics this year Elemental will be powering multiscreen video in 30+ countries which shows how far of a reach the company has made in a short period of time. Continue reading... “Two Oregon Media Tech Companies Attract New Investment and Promise For New Employment @Ensequence, @Elementaltech”
This past year Portland Headquartered Ad Agency Weiden + Kennedy had a realization. They needed to be better connected to innovative tech startups. So what did they do? They freed up some office space and started their own startup incubator called the Portland Incubator Experiment. With the help of several brands including Coca-Cola, Target, and Google, W+K invited entrepreneurs to apply for a three month stay along with $18,000 and access to some top mentors in the startup world. Today at Portland’s Bagdad Theater, the first round of companies will present their ideas and products to potential investors, media, and the public. Continue reading... “MoPix – Setting out to Create a Post-DVD Experience – Demos at PIE Demo Day”