Entrepreneurship in Reykjavik University

I have agreed to participate as a Mentor for the Entrepreneurship 3 week course with the title “Startups and New Ventures” for the new incoming students in Reykjavik University. It used to be a Business Plan development course, this year the course manager changed it to be run like a Startup Weekend for 3 weeks.…

Mobile First Web Second

View from Summer House Fred Wilson has been writing for a long time about the shift in the emphasis to Mobile. Mobile First Web Second. I believe in that shift and to prove that I am blogging with my Black Berry sitting in our summer house looking at Thingvellirvatn Lake. Yes I am still using…

Startup Iceland Conference – Go/No Go decision April 28

I have been writing about all the challenges of hosting a conference. We have the speakers lined up, we believe this is a conference that would be a nice platform for us to showcase Iceland and Icelandic startups and celebrate Entrepreneurship. But I am faced with the brutal fact today… our main sponsor pulled out!…

Entrepreneurs from NYC in Startup Iceland

Hakon Agustsson pinged me on Facebook and mentioned that Matt Wilson of Under 30 CEO was going to be in Iceland. I was intrigued and checked out Matt on Twitter. Found out that Matt is a young entrepreneur out of New York State and had a huge following in Twitter and his blog is widely read…

The Startup is YOU

Here is an excerpt from the column by Thomas Friedman of New York Times with the title The Start-Up of You – “Hoffman argues that professionals need an entirely new mind-set and skill set to compete. “The old paradigm of climb up a stable career ladder is dead and gone,” he said to me. “No…

Who should attend Startup Iceland Conference

Since I published my Status Report on organizing the Startup Iceland Conference, there has been very good discussions and feedback and criticism of the message of the Conference on facebook and by my wife. I am extremely thankful for all the feedback and discussion, I will work with those helping me to fix all the…

Startup Iceland Conference – Status, Budget – Full Disclosure

In the light of organizing the conference, I have been getting feedback that the ticket price is too high. More importantly, we are not seeing the kind of ticket sales that would give comfort to us. As promised, I want to disclose the budget of organizing a conference like this. Here is the link to…