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I am in Halifax, Canada participating in Mentor Camp and Startup Empire Conference. Yesterday, was Mentor Camp and I had the opportunity to meet and mentor with 6 teams. Very interesting to see different teams solving some hard problems. The host of the Mentor Camp and someone who brought this together was Permjot Valia, who is an investor…

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I meet a lot of founders and startups, some of them work under secrecy and want me to sign NDAs (I don’t sign NDAs). Ideas don’t matter much, execution and getting to monopoly status does, when you are a startup. I am often asked what if someone copies my idea, well that could happen if…

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It was great to see around 35 people who registered and showed up for the meetup. We had two great stories one from the Mentors Runa Magnusdottir on why she started her own business and the other by Siggy on how he got the courage to quit his job and start his own business. It…

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It is great to see many options for startups and entrepreneurs in Iceland to get Seed funding to get started with their idea or even a small amount of money to move them forward. Islandsbanki has increased their Entrepreneurs Fund to ISK 10.000.000 ($85,000) which is granted as an endowment i.e a grant. Islandsbanki focuses on Sustainable…

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Yes, we have launched a Beta/Exploratory chapter of Founders Institute in Reykjavik. You can apply now! I was interviewed by Siggy with Viking Entrepreneurs about this. Check out his podcast. I believe this is the best time to be a founder and get started if you have been thinking about doing this. Here is one…

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I had an interesting conversation with Gudjon Mar Gudjonsson the founder and CEO of OZ. He asked a very good questions, he has been trying to find a SCRUM like methodology for Sales and has not been able to find it. He was being very modest, Gudjon is great at sales and he is also…

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