Jenny Lawton – Speaker Profile – Startup Iceland 2014

Startup Iceland Hackathon is today, we sold out all the tickets but everyone is welcome. If you are stuck in this rainy weather today in Reykjavik head over to Reykjavik University and see teams come together to make and build things. Startup Iceland Conference is on June 2nd, we have over 270 participants. I think…

Startup Iceland – Offer to Startup participants and Startup Energy Reykjavik Investor Day

Startup Iceland is coming monday June 2nd. We will have over 250 people who will participate in the Conference. I want to make an offer to all the startups who are participating (and if you are not you should we still have some tickets left, contact me), if you have a pull out banner and…

Startup Iceland – Less than a week away! Shout out to all those who make it happen

Startup Iceland 2014 is less than a week away! I am so excited about meeting all the entrepreneurs and the great speakers who are coming to Iceland and to hear the stories of Icelandic entrepreneurs. Startup Iceland as an event will not be possible without you all buying tickets and participating and the generous support of…

His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson President of Iceland

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, (born 14 May 1943) is the fifth President of Iceland, having served since 1996; he was unopposed in 2000, re-elected for a third term in 2004, re elected unopposed for a fourth term in 2008 and re-elected for a record fifth term in 2012.   President Ólafur has identified the 2009 financial crisis, the need for a green energy revolution, and climate…

Winds of Change in Iceland?

I spent the last friday and saturday in Reykjavik University, participating in an event organized by SI – The Federation of Icelandic Industries. There was a number of startups, established companies and service providers and general public in Iceland participating, cheering and recognizing the efforts of the Icelandic companies. There were winners announced and it was…

Helga Valfells

Helga Valfells is the CEO of NSA Ventures. Helga has enjoyed a diverse career in finance and international marketing. Previous employers include Íslandsbanki, Estee Lauder UK, Merill Lynch and the Trade Council of Iceland. Helga has also worked as advisor to the Minister of Trade and Industry and participated in founding 3 startups. Helga joined…

Hubris and Learning

Hubris according to Merriam Webster is a great or foolish amount of pride or confidence. I meet and talk to a number of entrepreneurs and investors, I am always on the lookout for characteristics of Hubris. I am not being judgemental, but what hubris does is it gets in the way of learning. If you…