Startup Iceland 2016

Reykjavík, Harpa Center – May 30, 2016

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Keynote Speakers

Founder, Chairman & CEO at Vanderveldt Global Investments & EBW2020

Managing Partner Techstars

Managing Director Techstars

CEO Pure Color

CEO TravelShift and co-founder Guide to Iceland

Sr. Director of Development at Oracle Corp

CMO at Tempo

Business Manager, Marel

Thorvaldur Sveinsson

Executive Director of Strategy, Vodafone Iceland

Hjalmar Gislason

VP of Data at Qlik

CTO at Techstars

Stefán Baxter

Founders Panel

Andrew Carmody

Investor Panel

Arnar Laufdal Ólafsson

Founders Panel

Kolbrún Hrafnkelsdóttir

Founders Panel

Svana Gunnarsdóttir

Investor Panel

Eggert Claessen

Managing Partner

What is Startup Iceland?

Our agenda is to build an antifragile entrepreneurial ecosystem through best practice tools, resources and advice for Iceland.

How do we build sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems?

We are sure every country, city and town is asking this question given the devastation the financial crisis of 2008 has left on the world economies. History has shown that founders and entrepreneurs are builders and creators of valuable resources for their communities. Small entrepreneurial companies create more productive jobs than large companies, and productive jobs are the economic engine of every society.

With that background we asked ourselves, are there best practices, methods and learning strategies that we could apply in our community here in Iceland?

We at Techstars believe that people should be able to build their global businesses from where ever they live.

Mark Solon

Managing Partner Techstars

Startup Iceland 2016

Reykjavik, Harpa Center, 30 May 2016

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Who make this happen?

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Reykjavík, Iceland

Known for its vibrant nightlife. Reykjavík is a melting point of ideas, art and innovation drawing inspiration from both sides of the Atlantic.

Harpa Center

A crystalline marvel by the harbour, Harpa is an award wining music and conference hall designed by Icelandic-Danish artist Ólafur Elíasson.