Accelerator for Investors

I have been thinking a lot about how to get new breed of investors into the fold of supporting the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. I think it would be great to have a mentorship driven accelerator just like TechStars or YCombinator focused on building Investors or Investment companies. I think everyone can learn from having mentors and…

Coding

I have been hammering the notion of Software development for as long as I can remember. I took up Computer Science when I was 14, it was just fun to do but I was never that good in programming what I was really good at was Strategizing on what computing could do to our lives.…

Disruption revisited and redefined

The word Disruption has a negative context, the definition according to Dictionary.com is 1. ( tr ) to throw into turmoil or disorder 2. ( tr ) to interrupt the progress of (a movement, meeting, etc) 3. to break or split (something) apart I feel the dictionaries do not do justice to the word. The use of the word Disrupt in the innovation context is more a positive one although it depends on which side of the table you…

Depression

There has been a lot of posts in the blog sphere about depression and the recent suicide of Aaron Swartz and. Brad Feld wrote about his struggle with this in “Are Entrepreneurs more prone to Depression and Divorce?” and I saw a post this morning by DARIUS “BUBS” MONSEF with the title “If you ever feel alone in…

Startup Iceland 2013 – Platform to present your Startup

We had our planning meeting yesterday and Stefan suggested that we should have the startups from Iceland and around the world come and setup a booth during the Hackathon and UNConference event. We all thought that it would be a great idea so we are going to market and allow Startups from Iceland and all…

Sustaining vs Disruptive Technologies

I keep coming back to Clay M. Christensen’s work on The Innovator’s Dilemma. I think the wave of technological changes that is happening as I type this post is quite dramatic. It is interesting to note that HP and DELL both reported earnings where the PC market is declining worldwide at a dramatic phase. HP’s…

Exporting Renewable Energy from Iceland

This is a presentation that I will be making tomorrow in UTMessan the annual IT industry conference of Iceland. I strongly believe that value added export of renewable energy is in the best interest of Iceland. There is a lot of debate about exporting the raw electricity from Iceland to Europe, I could not disagree more.…