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…

Third Wave of Innovation

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson from Innovation Center Iceland on Vimeo. We are slowing starting to get the videos out from Startup Iceland Conference. Here is the first of the videos’s of President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson opening the Startup Iceland Conference. I have written about the leadership of President Grimsson, but he is extremely well articulated. Check…

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…

Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga – Sponsor Profile

Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga has been a big supporter of Startup Iceland. When I decided to organize this conference, I reached out to the US Embassy in Reykjavik and ask them to help in the effort. The US Embassy in Iceland has done more than that and Ambassador Arreaga’s leadership is cleary demonstrated in their participation…

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…

2 Must have Skills for Entrepreneurs

Two of the most important skills that every Entrepreneur needs to have and never gets discussed or taught are: Networking Selling Lets take Networking, it is one of the most valuable skill everyone needs to have irrespective of your background, you job or your company. People and relationships are what matters, everything else is not…

Rebuilding Iceland through Startup Iceland

Under 30 CEO is promoting a Venture Tour Iceland, a package tour that I wrote about here. There is a follow up post on “Fixing the Global Economy Through Entrepreneurship and Innovation“. What is exciting to note is that there are young entrepreneurs from all over the world who are starting to show interest to…

The Startup is YOU

Here is an excerpt from the column by Thomas Friedman of New York Times with the title The Start-Up of You – “Hoffman argues that professionals need an entirely new mind-set and skill set to compete. “The old paradigm of climb up a stable career ladder is dead and gone,” he said to me. “No…