Disabled People Creating Opportunities iceland

I recently had an interesting conversation with Brandur Karlsson, the founder of Frumbjörg (social innovation center for the disabled) about entrepreneurship and the status of disabled people. He is now in the process of funding and building up a entrepreneurial office in...

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The People of Startup Edmonton startup communities

Over the last year and a half I’ve been lucky enough to get to know many of the fast growing startup communities in Canada. Communities like Halifax in Nova Scotia, Fredericton in New BrunswickSt.John’s in NewfoundlandKithener/Waterloo and Toronto in Ontario...

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Mental Illness Taboo health

Currently there is an open conversation taking place on social media platforms in Iceland about mental health and getting rid of the taboo that surrounds mental illnesses. The hastag #‎égerekkitabú (e. #ImNotTaboo) is being used for people to share their experiences...

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The Founder's Looking Glass thoughts

“Be careful what you wish for,  you might get it”

Modern people view the world through a looking glass, a facebook looking glass, a instagram looking glass or a media looking glass and when we look through we only see very well picked out moments in the lives of others and...

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Why Are We Scared of Transparency thoughts

I recently got the chance to hear the founders of BufferJoel Gascoigne and Leo Widrich, speak at a small meetup in Iceland about how they started and built up their business. What I found refreshing in the way they spoke was their transparency about their company and the...

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Whales Icebergs and Startup Newfoundland startup communities

There are two things I really enjoy, startups and traveling, so it is a true pleasure when I get to combine the two like I did last weekend when I traveled to St.John’s in Newfoundland to mentor at Startup Weekend and talk at a startup conference.

Startup Weekend

This was the 3rd time I...

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Im In It To Improve The World startup communities thoughts

I remember so clearly why I became an entrepreneur, I wanted to improve the world.

The feeling was so strong within my heart that I had no doubt that my purpose on this earth was to help others and make the world a better place.

However when you are young with such a big purpose yet limited...

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Lessons From ECSW2015 startup communities

Last week I attended the East Coast Startup Week conference in the eye of a snowstorm in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. This is exactly the type of event I enjoy, small with a high-caliber of speakers in a unique environment.

Although during these types of events I usually...

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The More I Learn The Less Qualified I Feel To Mentor startup communities thoughts

I have been mentoring young business owners now for almost 6 years and at the same time always continuing to learn more myself. I find it a bit strange that the more I learn myself the less qualified I fell to mentor others.

The startup industry is complex and developing at a very fast pace,...

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Confessions Of A Founder Raising A Seed Round funding startup communities

I am a big fan of bootstrapping but I am also a big fan of creating a global company that creates values for millions of people. But to be able to take the leap from a bootstrapped startup into a global business you need funding. And for the past few months I have been working on putting together...

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Talking About Sales startup communities

I just had a very interesting conversation with a good friend of mine and an excellent startup founder, Milan Vrekic. He just founded a new startup called Zora that helps making renting easier. And since we were both working in the rental industry, me with my short-term...

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My Lovehate Relationship With Pitching

Next wednesday I will be speaking in Iceland about how to do a successful pitch, please join us.

I used to hate the emphasize that was put on pitching at all startup events and accelerators. My opinion was that you should focus on building up a profitable company and prove yourself the old...

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