Solve a problem you experience yourself. It’s an entrepreneurial adage that borders on cliché, but one that seems to have worked for Brad Feld when he set out to co-write Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job, with Canadian Sean Wise. For years, Feld – the highly respected American investor who brought his book tour […]
Bala KamallakharanpostedStartup communities gets stronger when it is connected to other startup communities. I have been establishing connections to a number of other communities. Trondheim and Technoport is a great connection for Iceland. Read about my adventures in Norway. I was able to convince the leaders there to send a bunch of founders to Iceland to participate in Startup Iceland. http://startupiceland.com/2015/03/20/technoport-trondheim-startups-and-entrepreneurship/
Ten companies have been named to the kickoff cohort of Communitech Rev, a new type of accelerator program to help companies focus specifically on revenue growth. The companies are: Advolve Media, a Winnipeg-based company that produces interactive displays, including “mirage mirrors,” which deliver ads and promotions to high-traffic indoor locations, such as restaurants Aterlo Networks, […]
The year 2014 proved to be a memorable one not only for the Waterloo Region tech sector, but for Communitech News, which officially launched on Sept. 3. We hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage thus far. Since no news site is complete without a year-end review, here’s ours for 2014. We decided to go big on the visuals, […]
Anthony ReinhartpostedReddit founder/YC investor Alexis Ohanian highlights Vidyard and Waterloo startup scene in latest Small Empires episode
Bala KamallakharanpostedReally excited to hear the news about Qlik acquiring Datamarket. It is a great testament to the quality of startups that were created in Iceland. I sure hope that more investors will put money in building the startup community in Iceland. http://startupiceland.com/2012/03/16/datamarket-a-startup-profile/
Photo: Darin White finds it baffling that entrepreneurs who survive by selling product often expect him to provide free copies of his photos. Would you ask the chef at your favourite restaurant to come to your house and cook for free? Would you expect a furniture store to give you a couch at no charge in exchange for […]
Bala KamallakharanpostedWe have officially launched the Reykjavik Chapter of Founders Institute. Here is the taste of the program and the type of mentors who will participate. Phil Libin, the CEO of Evernote is speaking about the 6 question for every startup founder needs to ask, this talk was delivered as part of the Founders Showcase event hosted by the Founders Institute. Apply and/or attend the event this thursday September 18th at Cafe Solon at 5:30pm http://startupiceland.com/2014/09/15/fi-rvk-chapter-launched-and-6-questions-for-every-startup-founder/
Bala KamallakharanpostedStartup Reykjavik Investor Day was a blast, I believe all the teams are investible... there I said it, what we really need to be doing in Iceland is writing $50k to $100k checks for each of these teams and see the magic happen. Read more for why I believe that picking winners is a fools game. http://startupiceland.com/2014/09/01/startup-reykjavik-investor-day-2014/
Bala KamallakharanpostedI have not written openly about my end game, here it is I want to END POVERTY in my lifetime. I believe it can be done and it starts with one startup community at a time. I have been experimenting and working on the building blocks in Iceland, my belief is that this model can be replicated everywhere. What do you think? http://startupiceland.com/2014/08/26/end-poverty/
Bala KamallakharanpostedOpen Source initiatives help build communities, don't believe me check out our new guest blog post by James Robb. Software based solutions that enable advocacy, democracy and community development are very exciting things and Iceland has the unique ability to get these software solutions implemented. Aligns with the thesis that one can get Product/Market fit done very quickly in Iceland. What do you think? http://blog.startupiceland.com/2014/08/01/oryggisventill-an-icelandic-open-source-project-that-gives-power-to-the-people/
Rich MaloypostedHere's a chance for Boulder to end-run the crazy forthcoming Comcast/TWC monopoly. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to watch them spend big bucks to try and defeat something that is bad for them but good for us.
Boulder may ask voters to give the city the authority to provide its own high-speed Internet and telecommunications services. In a memo to the City Council, Boulder officials asked that a ballot measure "affirming" the city's right to offer such services be placed on the November ballot.
As hard as it is to believe, I haven’t written a post here in almost a year. On the one hand I’m disappointed at my lack of discipline, on the other, I’m not surprised given the plethora of amazing opportunities that come my way on a near daily basis. Equally stunning (for me) is the …