Entrepreneurship

Posts related to entrepreneurship and the requirements of entrepreneurs

Soft Landing to Scale

Startups need scale. Iceland is perfect to test and validate ideas and India is perfect market to scale. We are launching a new “Soft Landing to Scale” collaboration between Iceland and India for startups.

YC Startup School 2019

YC Startup School 2019 is in Session and all the portfolio companies of Iceland Venture Studio are participating. Are you?

A Wake for Wow Air

Wow Air shutting down is a big blow to the tourism industry in Iceland but there are lessons from this experience for Founders and Businesses.

Zero to One – Revisited

The most important things in life are singular. Time and decision making are singular and follow a power law, and some moments matter far more than others. However, you can’t trust a world that denies the power law to accurately frame your decisions for you, so what’s more important is rarely obvious. It might even be a secret. But in a power law world, you can’t afford not to think hard about where your actions will fall on the curve. Decision to attend Startup Iceland is one of those moments.

Stökkpallurinn II

Stokkpallurinn, is a business scaling competition sponsored by Vodafone Iceland and Startup Iceland. Read more for instructions on how to apply.

The Socratic paradox

How Socrates Can Help Your Startup

Socratic method can help startups learn more about the assumption of the startup. Pushback by others should force entrepreneurs to refine the business model

A Wake for QuizUp

A wake for Quizup, a successful startup from Iceland, had 80m downloads, raised over $40m in Venture Capital, employed over 100 people and then suddenly died

Brutal honesty delivered kindly

Giving feedback is an important leadership skill for founders. Learn to give feedback with brutal honesty but deliver it kindly and gently. You see we are all big kids.

Startup Economics 101

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they …

The Art of Learning

As Startup Iceland is fast approaching. I usually get the butterflies in my stomach, hair raising in the back of …