Startup Iceland 2023 is on June 1st


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2023 Keynote Speakers and Mentors

To Be Announced

2022 Keynote Speakers

Minister of Education, Science and Innovation
Founder and Investor
Founder and a former senior writer for GigaOM. Partner at True Ventures.
Head of Research and Innovation at Iceland Ocean Cluster House
Sustainability and Climate Leader, Deloitte
Founder and CEO, ThereCraft (YC S17)
Founder and Chief Scientist, ORF Genetics
Founding Partner, Angel Labs
Founder and CEO, Kerecis
Founder, Educator and Investor
Founding Partner, Foundry Group
Founding Partner, USV
Executive VP, Strategy and Resource Park, HS Orka
Co-Founder and CEO, Treble Technologies
Founder and CEO, OmniLayers

Gunnar Holmsteinn

Co-Founder and CEO, Quest Portal

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 and COVID pandemic 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 2022, June 3rd

Who make this happen?

Platinum sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver sponsors


Meetup Sponsors

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.