Apply and Scale You Don't Have Anything To Lose iceland

Last year I was involved with helping Startup Iceland and Vodafone Iceland put together a way to help Icelandic companies scale internationally. In my humble opinion scaling is often the most difficult aspect of running an Icelandic startup and that’s why I was...

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Tips and Tricks to Get The Most Out of Startup Iceland 2016 iceland

The Startup Iceland conference is finally upon us! (Buy ticket)

Next Monday (May 30th) is the Startup Iceland conference so I thought I would share with you some of my tips and tricks on how you can get the most out of the conference, but if someone asks, you didn’t hear them from me

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Weekly Meetups Before Startup Iceland iceland

There are only a few weeks now until the Startup Iceland conference and we will be doing weekly meetups until then to warm everybody up. During each meetup we will be tackling one of the main obstacles in scaling your business and getting experts and experienced founders to share their thoughts...

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Nordic Startup Awards Grand Finale in Iceland iceland

This is now the fourth year that the Nordic Startup Awards are held and it just so happens that this year they will be held in Iceland on the 31st of May, the day after the Startup Iceland conference. So if you were ever looking for an excuse to visit Iceland it doesn’t get much better...

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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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Visit Iceland the Country of Fire Ice and Startups iceland startup communities

Dear entrepreneur,

I want to invite you to visit me in Iceland in May, where you will get an introduction to the startup scene, meet up with some awesome entrepreneurs, have a few beers and experience Iceland.

Many of my entrepreneurial friends from all over the world have in the...

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The Homeless CEO iceland life

 

I just moved into an apartment yesterday that I can actually call my home.

For most people that isn’t a big deal but it is for me, because I have over the last 10 years sacrificed comfort for the possibility of creating a successful company. I have literally put every cent I...

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Accelerating Startups In Iceland iceland startup communities

It is funny how everything always seems to happen at the same time, the startup scene in Iceland is no exception.. But today is not one of those days, even though I am actually located in Denmark today I can still feel the internet transmuting all the startup energy of Iceland through my...

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The Rise of Startups In Iceland entrepreneur iceland startup communities

Having followed the startup ecosystem in Iceland closely over the past few years I have gotten a good overview of the changes that have occured. When I first started following it, it was almost non existing but during the past 5 years it has grown and has now become a very active society of...

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TEDx Iceland iceland life thoughts

I just wanted to share with you a few of the TEDx lectures from the TED event that was held in Reykjavik at the end of last year. You can also find all of the lectures from TEDx Reykjavik here http://tedxtalks.ted.com/browse/talks-by-country/iceland.

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Extreme Volcanic Environment iceland life

I have mentioned before how extreme the business environment has been in Iceland over the past few years, but business isn’t the only thing that is extreme in Iceland. Yesterday a volcanic eruption started in Grímsvötn in the southern part of Iceland, only a year after the...

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1500 Companies Will Go Bankrupt iceland life thoughts

On the front cover of today’s edition of the Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið there is an article about the problem that Icelandic companies are facing. In the article it is stated that of the 6.000 small and medium sized companies in Iceland 1.500 will most surely go...

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