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  • posted 6 Startup Founders from Iceland who have made meaningful impact to the local ecosystem will share their story during Startup Iceland 2015.
  • posted Vodafone Iceland team is releasing an API for a number of vehicles which has an On-Board Diagnostic device. It is going to so much fun to see what gets built in 30 hours. Read on to find out more about how to register and participate, its FREE.
  • posted The time has come to open the Startup Iceland Blog, if you are a startup founder in Iceland write to me and use the Startup Iceland blog to do your Inbound Marketing. Read more on how...
  • posted Sebastiaan Hooft is coming to Startup Iceland. I am really excited about this as we are exploring ideas on how we can host a music party with him as DJ during Startup Iceland. Watch out for more information on that... Sebastiaan is an Entrepreneur, VC, TEDx speaker and DJ and a great friend. I am eager to meet him, if you are a founder you absolutely need to talk to Sebastiaan when he is here. Have you bought your tickets yet?
  • posted I will be teaching a class in Reykjavik University this fall - How to Start a Startup - to inspire those taking the class that future awaits those who create it. To quote from Zero to One "In 1912, after he became the first explorer to reach the South Pole, Roald Amundsen wrote: Victory awaits him who has everything in order - luck, people call it." You are not a lottery ticket we have to find a way back to a definite future, and the western world needs nothing short of a cultural revolution to do it.
  • posted Last friday was Startup Energy Reykjavik demo day and it is always inspiring to see the Founders pitch their companies. The highlight for me was the talk given by the President of Iceland. Read on to find out more...
  • posted Brad Feld and his Canadian co-author bring book tour to Waterloo Region
  • posted Startup 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.
  • posted New Communitech accelerator takes no equity; targets revenue growth
  • posted Highlights from the Waterloo tech community in 2014
  • posted Are you building an inclusive startup community? Iceland is a black box
  • posted Reddit founder/YC investor Alexis Ohanian highlights Vidyard and Waterloo startup scene in latest Small Empires episode
  • posted I would like to share this amazing ios app.
  • posted Really 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.
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  • posted Like someone's creative work? Then pay them for it.
  • posted Have you tried Shoot Birds yet?#playstore #Amazon #indiedev #gamedev
  • posted We 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
  • posted Startup 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.
  • posted I 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?