In today’s world the most contrarian thing to do is be an optimist. The theme for Startup Iceland 2020 is Optimism and the Challenges of the Future.
Arctic Circle Assembly 2019 is happening this week. I will be speaking in a panel on lessons from startups and innovation ventures in the arctic
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 is in Session and all the portfolio companies of Iceland Venture Studio are participating. Are you?
Competition can make people hallucinate opportunities where none exists and more importantly it destroys capital, character and usually creates nothing new
Innovation has to deliver exponential value. A 10X improvement, is your solution doing that? We are talking about going from candles made of animal fat to LED lights that we take for granted.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they …
Technology is the foundation of every business. “The business plan of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: Take X and add AI. This a big deal, and it’s here.” – Kevin Kelly
Founders doing things to change the world for the better. Example here is Billions in Change by Manoj Bhargava, the founder of 5 hour energy. He is investing in technology to solve 3 large problems, Water, Energy and Health.
I had a chance to visit Poppy Barley, one of the startups that graduated from Startup Edmonton. I think they …
Before the startup it is important to understand the counterintuitive nature of startups.
As I mentioned before I am teaching a class in Reykjavik University. The first lecture was last Wednesday and there …
Dr. Sean Wise the co-author of Startup Opportunities book will join us through Skype for the first lecture of “How to Start a Startup” @RU