Startup Iceland 2023 is just around the corner and we are excited to announce that Deloitte will once again be one of the anchor sponsors of the event. Deloitte has been a proud supporter of Startup Iceland since its inception in 2012 and has continued to play an instrumental role in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Iceland.

As part of Deloitte’s commitment to Startup Iceland, we are delighted to have Björgvin Ingi (Bo) Ólafsson, Partner and Board Director of Deloitte Iceland, as a speaker and mentor at this year’s event. Bo is a passionate language technology enthusiast and has been closely following the advancements in large language models.

Last spring, Bo had the rare privilege of visiting OpenAI and having an audience with the esteemed team led by Sam Altman, during a language technology mission with the President of Iceland. This experience has given Bo a unique perspective on the potential of language technology and its impact on the future of business.

In addition to his work at Deloitte, Bo is also a board member of Almannarómur: Miðstöð um máltækni | Voice of the People: Center for Language Technology in Iceland, where he actively promotes the development of language technology in Iceland.

At Startup Iceland 2023, Bo will be sharing his insights on language technology and its potential to transform businesses in Iceland and beyond. As a mentor, he will also be providing valuable guidance and support to the startups participating in the event, helping them to navigate the challenges of building successful businesses.

Deloitte’s continued support of Startup Iceland is a testament to our commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Iceland. We believe that events like Startup Iceland provide an invaluable platform for startups to connect with investors, mentors, and other key players in the business community. We are proud to be a part of this vibrant startup ecosystem and look forward to another exciting event in 2023.

Maria Skuladottir – Director Brand, Marketing & Communications at Deloitte Iceland