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Prototyping and Fabrication: Introducing the PIE Shop, a New Manufacturing Incubator

March 28, 2018

Something’s afoot in Portland, Oregon, besides rain, great coffee, and craft beer.

As In the Fold reported, the Portland Incubator Experiment Shop (a.k.a. the PIE Shop) has opened. A collaboration between the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), pioneering Portland product design firm Uncorked Studios, and Autodesk, which will have its Portland office there, the PIE Shop aims to guide manufacturing and IoT startups through the prototyping and fabrication phases of their product.

Have a product in the works? Need a jump-start to get to market? They’re looking for companies that can have a product ready in 6-12 months. The first cohort starts in May.

Made to Order

Need some inspiration on the importance of the small market? Check out Duleesha Kulasooriya’s presentation from the Theater at AU 2017. He explains what custom cuff links from Etsy, fashion-forward prosthetic legs, and a combo flashlight/boom box/USB charger from the Chinese gray market can tell us about the future of manufacturing.

Build Your Skills

Ready to get your prototyping game on? Check out these classes from AU 2017: