Startup Iceland Hackathon Winners and Live Streaming of Startup Iceland Event

A couple of announcements before the write up. Startup Iceland Conference is Today! and we have a couple of things that we did this year. We are LIVE streaming the event, here is the link. We have a mobile app that is available for Android and iOS. You can download the Android version here and…

Startup Iceland 2014 Hackathon – What the Hack?

Hackathons are a timeboxed meetup to build and make something valuable. The Startup Iceland Hackathon is scheduled at Reykjavik University on May 31st and June 1st, did I mention there is a $1000 price money for the best hack. We provide the space, refreshments like Pizza and Caffeine drinks (yes, you will be working through the…

Doertocracy – Startup Iceland 2014 Hackathon

For those who have been reading my blog post, it should come as no surprise that I am a big fan of Hackathons. The reason I like them is that it is built on the premise of Doertocracy, watch this video where Brad explains what this is… Every Startup Iceland event we have had a weekend…

Startup Iceland 2014- June 2nd and 3rd – Mark your calendars

The annual Startup Iceland Conference on Entrepreneurship and Building Antifragile Startup Ecosystem in Iceland is happening on June 2nd and 3rd, 2014. Mark your calendars. We have started planning and putting the program together. Our focus has always been about Building an Antifragile Startup Ecosystem, this year we will try to bring thought leaders and…

Startup Iceland 2013 – Done!

It has been more than a month since Startup Iceland 2013 got done! I took a sabbatical from writing and a couple of weeks off which I had not done for the past 5 years. Once again, we pulled off a great event, more than 13 speakers, over 280 participants, a hackathon, UNConference and just all…

Spoke to Nassim Taleb and Status Update SI2013

Just a quick status update on the Startup Iceland 2013 organization. We did our site testing in Harpa, worked with the Reykjavik University Events team to organize all the requirements for the Unconference and Hackathon. We wanted to test the Televideo link ie Facetime with Nicholas Nassim Taleb, I have to say I was very…

3 reasons why you should attend Startup Iceland

I have been debating this internally, I would really like your feedback on this. Do you feel that there is value in a conference like Startup Iceland? I think there should be, here are my reasons: Inspiration and Knowledge: The purpose of events and conferences is not just to listen to someone talk about their…

Where do great ideas come from?

I am the first one to reject the notion that Ideas don’t matter, but to a certain degree they do. Usually a problem drives one to think about how to solve the problem. I actually like this video that talks about this, by the author of the book Where Good Ideas come from? Steven Johnson. There…

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…