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.
After a 2 year hiatus, Startup Iceland is back on the calendar this year. The event will be on June …
How often do you as a leader take time off? Not as in “watch Netflix for one night” or even …
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.
A new AI tool, dubbed IceNet, could lead to improved early-warning systems to protect Arctic wildlife and costal communities. Data …
Today, the Swiss company Climeworks formally opened the air purification plant Orca in Iceland. It has only been sixteen months …
Startup Iceland will host the 2nd CASSINI hackathon in Reykjavik on Nov 5-7. The theme is using Space technologies to protect the Arctic region. Submit your ideas for the challenges.
Iceland Venture Studio is investing in eKosh Finance a non-banking-technology-first-financial-company that is decentralizing lending to micro-businesses in India.
Sharing tools, teaching people how to fix things and also being an activist on reducing waste. Anna moved to Iceland from the UK but is originally from Brazil, we talk about Circular Economy, sustainability and how to reuse tools.
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.
Startup Iceland joins LOOP to inspire and transition the global economy to circular economy. LOOP was launched in 2018 by Avanto Ventures, Sitra and Nordic Innovation to take circular economy from strategy to action.
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.
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.
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
Lifespan – Why we age and why we don’t have to by David Sinclaire is a fascinating book that should change your view that aging is not natural but it is a disease and we can change its course
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.
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
I spoke about lessons learnt in the journey of building the startup community in Iceland through Startup Iceland in the Accelerate Alaska Conference.
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.