Feature Photo Credit: Jonathan Hirshon @jhirshon

check out #StartupISK for some awesome commentary and pictures by those who were there

Wow, what a wonderful Startup Iceland week we had. Startup Iceland speakers, participants, founders, mentors and the community hit this one out of the park. Every Startup Iceland event since we started on this journey 7 years back has been dear to my heart and the feedback for this event is that we have raised the bar really high for the next event. I am overwhelmed, humbled, overjoyed and happy to see what an impact Startup Iceland has had on this tiny rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. We sold out the event, actually there were more people who walked in on the day of the event that we had to request that they stand to participate.

What was even more gratifying was to hear feedback from Founders reaching out to me and letting me know how useful the break sessions, mentoring sessions and the other small meetup activities that we did where we connected the speakers, investors and mentors with the Founders. I think I cannot emphasize how important this is for the founders and the Startup Community in Iceland. I think what we have created in Iceland through Startup Iceland is unique and fresh and beats any other conferences that you will ever attend. This is only possible because we keep the event size small and make sure the pricing of the tickets is affordable to Students, Startup Founders and anyone who wants to connect and learn to participate.

Here is the full video of the event with the schedule with the links so you can jump to any of the sections, the video was made by NMI one of Startup Iceland’s partners from the first event we launched in 2012:

Startup Iceland in Harpa, Reykjavik on May 31, 2018

00:00 – Master of Ceremonies – John Biggs

01:07 – Bala Kamallakharan Welcome to Startup Iceland 2018

02:00 – President of Iceland, His Excellency Gudni Th. Johannesson

Startup Thinking

12:12 – Skuli Mogensen, Founder and CEO of Wow Air

35:43 – Kristen Scheven, CMO of AngelHack

53:18 – William Mougayar, Author, The Business Blockchain

Startup Pitch 1

01:17:03 – Travable

01:19:14 – Koride

Marketing, PR and Community Development

01:23:42 – Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, Senior Producer FIFA

01:46:53 – Magnus Bjornsson, CEO of Men and Mice

02:02.12 – Jonathan Hirshon, CEO of Horizon PR

Startup Pitch 2

02:38:35 – Locatify

02:41:26 – Alvican

02:44:21 – Julian Ranger, Chairman and Founder of Digi.me

03:04:12 – Matt Mullenweg and Om Malik – Fireside Chat

Venture Investing & Startup

03:49:23 – VC Panel Discussion

04:28:36 – Founders Panel

04:51:30 – Winners of Stökkpallurinn, Hackathon Announcement

04:56:49 – 7th batch of Startup Reykajvik, the Mentorship driven accelerator in Iceland

05:05:34 – Hackathon announcement

05:09:38 – Bala Kamallakharan Closing Speech

In addition to the main event we had an open event in the Whales of Iceland Museum and we had some wonderful pictures taken by Reza Boulot (@rezakalfane_photo) a friend of Martyna Daniel, the Operations Manager of the Whales of Iceland Museum. These are great pictures and the startups who were finalists in the Stokkpallurinn contest got to pitch at the event, the same ones that pitched on the main event. We will share more pictures as they become available.