SI2013 – Speaker Profile – Brad Burnham

Brad Burnham has been a big supporter of Iceland. He has invested quite a bit of time, influence and effort to push the idea of the Freedom to Innovate and Internet Enterprise Zone in Iceland. There have been many channels of talks, efforts to initiate projects and gather support through a research and development approach.…

Why build a Startup Community?

I started on this long term view that Iceland can be a fantastic place to create a Startup Community, some of my friends tell me that I got desperate because I got fired from my banking job. Well, maybe… maybe not only time will tell whether this thesis is going to work or not. A lot…

Why is Policy Important

Policy frameworks are extremely important because it defines the rules of engagement. It provides the incentives and drivers for participants to engage. This blog post is to bring attention to what Brad Burnham was saying in Kastljos when he was here participating in Startup Iceland. In order for Iceland to really make an impact on…

Why you should be optimistic about the future

When I started on the Venture Capital education 4 years back, I started following Fred Wilson, Brad Feld and Mark Suster. I encourage all the entrepreneurs whom I interact with to do the same. Fred for Consumer facing web/mobile businesses, Brad for glue technologies and Mark for enterprise related startups. Although the lines blur when…

Startup Iceland 2012 – Done!

It was a crazy idea… to begin with. I had this epiphany that Iceland could host a conference focused on Entrepreneurship, Startups and Venture Investing. I have no background or experience in holding conferences or organizing large events. There was no tradition of doing anything like this in Iceland and I started conceiving this idea…

Be on the Bus With Brad

For those of you who have been following the development, organization and planning, setbacks and triumphs around organizing the Startup Iceland Conference know the reason why we moved the venue to Andrews Theater in Ásbrú Enterprise Park facility. We are planning to make this a FUN event, so Brad Feld has agreed to do a…

Brad Burnham – Speaker Profile

Brad Burnham and Fred Wilson started Union Square Ventures in 2003 after the destruction of the dot com bubble. I can only imagine the courage, insight and vision that they had to create a Venture Capital company focused on the Internet when everyone was running for the hills when you mentioned technology. Brad is a…

Brad Feld – Speaker Profile

This is a series of posts that are aimed at providing more background about the speakers who are going to participate in the Startup Iceland Conference on May 30th, 2012 in Iceland. The conference came into existence because we started asking the question How do we build a sustainable startup/entrepreneurial ecosystem so that successful companies…