This summer, Rannís is supporting a market survey to identify which services could be adapted for innovative companies as well …
There is a circular economy in action in Iceland. We produced a 4 part FutureCast episode on that. The first part is our conversation with HS Orka and Blue Lagoon. Startup Iceland 2022’s theme this year is Circular Economy and Sustainability.
There is plenty of things to be optimistic about the future. The energy transition is happening, transportation transition is happening and more importantly founders are focusing on solving these challenges.
A new AI tool, dubbed IceNet, could lead to improved early-warning systems to protect Arctic wildlife and costal communities. Data …
It is good to have a perspective of how the world will evolve when you operate in a world of uncertainty and low data as I do. I am starting a new tradition to write about what will happen in the near future.
The 4th Episode of FutureCast is a conversation with David Gunnarsson the CEO of Dohop the Flight Meta Search company which just closed a $12m round of funding. A Christmas miracle where a travel company raises funding during a pandemic.
America is an idea of a Promise Land. I always had that image of the country that I enjoyed while I lived there. President Barack Obama shares is path that shows why I always had that feeling. This book is an inspiration and I hope everyone read it.
I picked up the wrong year to move countries.
In this long pilgrimage, full of cancelled flights, rescheduled flights, delayed flights, change of plans, change of airports, change of companies, masks, regulations, emotional roller coasters, joy and concern…I have been considering where brands are and what is branding adding to people’s lives in a moment in which we are all reviewing our priorities.
Human Machine interface is broken, amputees cannot use a smart phone or any of the devices that now use. 6Degrees has solved this problem and we invested in Miri and Aryeh to build the next human-machine interface device.
The future of air travel is not what we experience today. There are alternatives and one company is working to solve this problem and it looks like they will be successful. Boom is bringing supersonic travel back by building a new aircraft with technological advances from other fields like computing, materials and engineering. Exciting times ahead for air travel
More than $55m have been raised by startups from Iceland this year. What is interesting is that all the problems that they are solving are massive global problem.
We are going to build personas. And I don’t mean this on a creepy stormy background, evil laughter, rusty light …
Space is the final frontier and it is inspiring to see a founder bring the dream of space exploration back to humanity. We can look with awe into the future and kindle our curiosity to explore again.
Startup Iceland was started with the a vision to empower founders, in these times of chaos we need founders more …
Reboot: Leadership and the art of growing up is a book written by Jerry Colonna, my friend, mentor and coach. He has condensed decades of wisdom of working with founders and also being an investor. I recommend this book for everyone, as everyone is a leader.
Skuli Mogensen the founder and CEO of Wow Air will speak in Startup Iceland 2019.
Startup Iceland 2017 theme is Personal Data, Health, Wellness and Technology. Bringing VCs, coaches and founders to meet, learn and build a better world.
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss is a must read book and reference manual for entrepreneurs and startup founders. Read why
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to spend two weeks in Iceland, a country I’ve long wanted to visit. …
As Startup Iceland is fast approaching. I usually get the butterflies in my stomach, hair raising in the back of …