Memphis Startup: WorkForPie Prepares For TechCrunch Disrupt

If their name means anything at all than Memphis startup WorkForPie should have several walk in freezers worth of pie because they’ve been working really hard… for pie. WorkForPie was a member of the first class at Memphis’ accelerator SeedHatchery. They were also the first startup out of SeedHatchery to raise significant follow on funding.

The Case For Remote Work

Some of the best companies in the world, including Github, 37Signals, and Automattic, allow their employees to work from home. It’s pretty surprising to us that so few startups follow their lead. We’re a small organization ourselves (only two full-time employees), but we don’t require each other to be on site. We live in the

No You’re Not Better Than Silicon Valley: How To Support Your Entrepreneurial EcoSystem

Cliff McKinney is the CEO and cofounder of WorkForPie and a community leader in the Memphis startup community. This post, which also appears on his personal Tumblr, can easily be applied to any town, any city, everywhere else. I’ve been thinking a lot about Memphis lately. Where it is, where it’s been, and where it

The Minimum Working Thing GUEST POST

By Brad Montgomery, co-founder WorkForPie I’ve been pondering this post for a long time. Any student of startups is probably familiar with the phrase Minimum Viable Product. It’s really a simple idea, and I think it embodies an important philosophy for anyone starting a company. The idea is that your product (whatever it is; e.g.

Are Accelerators from “Everywhere Else” Better at Producing Groundbreaking Innovation? Maybe. Here’s Why GUEST POST

There’s been a lot of press lately about the lack of true, groundbreaking innovation in Silicon Valley. I don’t think that’s completely true, but reading about it made me think a bit about the nature of innovation and whether the current system is built to foster it. I live in this little city called Memphis

Month One In A Startup Accelerator, Cliff McKinney CEO, Work For Pie

“This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.” So I’ve started a couple of companies before. Okay I say “started companies,” but I don’t really mean either of those words. I just incorporated some ideas I had. I got business cards with my name on them. I built a

Meet Romania’s Mobile App Developer Referral Startup: BigBangJobs

Job boards are a dime a dozen these days.  The job board was a space once owned by just two online companies, Hot Jobs (Yahoo) and  Now there are job boards for just about everything and everywhere.  It’s innovative new career minded sites, and category specific platforms like, WorkForPie and that are prevailing

5 Angel List ( Startups In Memphis

Please don’t mistake me for an basher it’s a very useful tool. However, week in and week out we get an email from with the “trending startups” and they are almost always invariably from Silicon Valley and New York. That’s why we’ve developed this series to highlight startups from “everywhere else” it’s