As we are putting the program for Startup Iceland 2015 together, I am excited to announce that Ingrid Vanderveldt will be one of the speaker and mentor in Startup Iceland 2015. Get your early bird ticket to get a one-on-one mentoring session with her and to hear her talk about all the fascinating things that she has been doing world wide. I had the pleasure to meet Ingrid in Netherlands when I was one of the Get in Ring judges. She is such an inspiration and we are so happy to get her to visit Iceland and participate in Startup Iceland 2015. Watch the video in the end where she talks briefly about what she is working on…

Here is her brief bio:

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Ingrid Vanderveldt (iV) is the Founder & Chairman of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020), Vanderveldt Global Investments, and Ingrid Vanderveldt LLC. From 2011-2014, she was the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (“EIR”) for Dell Inc. where she oversaw entrepreneurial initiatives worldwide helping to build a $250 million business segment and founded the $125M Dell Innovators Credit Fund, Dell Founders Club, and the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs during her 3-year term. iV sits on the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, is a Managing Partner of Belle Capital, and is co-founder of The Billionaire Girls Club. She created and hosted CNBC’s original primetime series, “American Made,” which reached millions of viewers around the globe, and serves on the Advisory boards of Springboard Enterprises, Current Motor, and is a Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Member.

iV has been featured on outlets including NBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN Money, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2014, she received the Forbes & Northwestern Mutual Global “Entrepreneur in Excellence Award,” was listed as “#1 Superconnector” by Fast Company, and was named one of Fortune’s “55 Most Influential Women to Watch on Twitter.” iV holds a Masters in Architecture at the Savannah College of Art & Design and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas.

IV’s Firsts

Created & hosted the 1st primetime TV show for CNBC

Hired as the 1st Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Dell

Became the 1st Female EIR for Fortune 50 Company

Architected the 1st Federal & State based Entrepreneur-in-Residence Bills

Built the 1st Center for Entrepreneurs for Dell

Created the 1st Entrepreneurs Founders Club for Dell

Created the 1st Fortune 50 Company Credit Fund for Entrepreneurs

Developed the 1st Women in Architecture video