As we are preparing to host another Startup Iceland event, I am delighted with the roster of speakers and mentors we have this year. In addition to that we are going to have a week of activities, we plan to have a Digi.me Hackathon on May 29th and 30th. We hosted a hackaton last year and it was very well received and Digi.me committed to become a platinum sponsor of Startup Iceland to host another event. Watch this space for more announcement related to that. We have had 2 meetups, the first one to launch Stökkpallurinn, the applications are open apply before May 15th to get your entries. It is a great way to connect with Vodafone and really accelerate anything that you are doing as a founder. It has tremendously helped the past winners move really forward with their startup. The second meetup had an awesome group of Founders and Investors from the Founders Kite Club, check out their experience in Iceland in this photo album.
We are partnering with the GO Programming Community and they are having their first GopherCon in Iceland on June 1st the day after Startup Iceland. If you are into Go programming, check their program out and connect with that community. We are excited to see so much activity happening in Iceland during the Startup Iceland week.
The Startup Iceland event will not be possible if not for the sponsors and volunteer who help put this together. Our awesome sponsors have once again stepped up and come on board. If you want to participate as a sponsor please reach out to me and we are more than happy to accommodate. Iceland has become such a vibrant startup community that I am humbled by the progress. There is so much of interest to learn about the Startup Community that I am bombarded with emails from all over the world and I respond to all emails so keep them coming. If you are a founder anywhere in the world reading this, come to Iceland experience the unique community here or if you are just visiting Iceland and want to learn more ping us on our social channels and we will be glad to connect with you and host you. Last but not least, get your early bird tickets, the price goes up dramatically after March.