Startup Reykjavik 2013

Startup Reykjavik the mentorship driven accelerator for Startups organized by Arion Bank and Innovit+Klak announced the new batch of companies in Startup Iceland. Last evening, I participated in the Pitch and BBQ event organized by Startup Reykjavik. It was incredible to see the energy and the number of people who participated. The Startup Community in…

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.…

Tolerance, Inclusion and Prosperity

I had a bit of a disagreement with Fred Wilson, who is one of my virtual mentors through his blog avc.com. But I think Fred is wrong on this argument. I stand by what Fred wrote in his posts Tolerance and Prosperity and Immigration Reform. I strongly believe we have a number of monsters that run in…

The Brads Show – Interview with Brad Feld and Brad Burnham

PanelDiscussion from Innovation Center Iceland on Vimeo. It was a great privilege and dream to meet with Brad Burnham and Brad Feld. To top that off I had a chance to ask them a bunch of questions related to building startup communities. As Brad Feld mentions in his answers I did have a laundry list…

Is there a HP or Fairchild Semiconductor of Iceland?

Fred has a very interesting post about the Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs, it is very poignant and relevant for Iceland. I think there are a couple of things of note in that post. First is the evolution of the companies themselves, if you look at them closely they resemble the hardware to software stack…

7 Things

Brad has a guest post by Jerry Colona in his Startup Communities Blog. Jerry talks about his experience in Slovenia. In the post he writes about the 7 things that are needed for a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem: To paraphrase Jerry – “ My thoughts about what makes a startup community grow from a Silicon Valley-wannabe into a vibrant…

Entrepreneurial Design – Revisited

I have written about the course being offered in the School of Design in NY with the title Entrepreneurial Design by Christina Cacioppo Gary Chou of Union Square Ventures. I wanted to take the opportunity to bring attention to the material. I believe the structure, the reading material and all the links they have put together…