UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Mind, mental health and public healthcare

WHO has published a new report on the status of Mental Health and Mental Healthcare around the world and the result is not good. Most countries are falling short and the need is only growing rapidly. There are several solutions in the market that can help but they are not part of the mainstream healthcare.

CASSINI Hackathon Wrap Up!

Startup Iceland hosted the 2nd CASSINI Hackathon in Iceland and the Iceland winning Team went on to Win the overall Hackathon. The team’s idea was to use space imaging technology to solve land erosion globally.

Mussila – Decentralized Music Education

Iceland Venture Studio is leading an investment syndicate in Mussila, the award winning decentralized music learning app. We are doing a deep dive into showing how we make decisions on a team we chose to back. The Mussila team answered the 7 questions that gives you an idea of how they are thinking and where they plan to take Mussila.

Bring your work to Iceland

The Government of Iceland announced that non-EEA citizens can bring their work to Iceland. They just need to show proof of work and health insurance. This is fantastic news for the Startup Community in Iceland and for Founders.

Vaccines

We need to invest in Iceland to build a vaccine technology company in Iceland. COVID-19 is not the only infection that is going to come our way and even vaccine for that needs infrastructure and know-how. I believe Iceland has all the ingredients to start a biotechnology company focused on vaccines using new technology.

Refactoring Work

How we work has been changing since the advent of machines. The last 2 decades have seen the total transformation of how we are able to leverage technology at the workplace. Refactoring work to enable a Human+Machine paradigm is going to become the next norm that means it is going to take less capital to build companies contrary to what is believed by the VC industry

Entrepreneurship and Mental Wellness

Entrepreneurship is a truth game and it can be a massive mental rolacoaster if the founder does not take care. Here is a 4 part series from Techstars on Entrepreneurship and Mental Health.

Accelerate Alaska

I spoke about lessons learnt in the journey of building the startup community in Iceland through Startup Iceland in the Accelerate Alaska Conference.

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.