Startup Iceland promotes the development of Antifragile Startup Ecosystems. Featuring compelling stories and experiences with the brightest entrepreneurial talent in Iceland and from around the world.
History has shown that entrepreneurs are the most valuable builders and creators in their communities. Small entrepreneurial companies spark innovation while creating jobs that facilitate economic well being in every society. Startup Iceland gives startup entrepreneurs throughout the world the tools necessary to positively impact their community. We accomplish this by bringing together a diverse program of speakers and participants to discuss, create and implement strategies that promote economic growth.
In addition to the exceptional international speakers, Startup Iceland will feature the key innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders who are driving Iceland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem forward.
The first two days of the conference will be a hackathon, where teams of talented people come together to hack a solution that at the end of the event will have the potential to be a business.
The third day will feature a series of Unconference-style breakout sessions on specific industries and disciplines determined by the participants as it relates to Entrepreneurship, Startup Ecosystems and Value Creation.
The fourth day and final event will be a day of presentations and discussions key influencers within Iceland and from Startup Communities around the world. The winner of the Hackathon will be voted on by conference participants and announced at the end of the last day’s discussions.
Participants represent startup communities from Iceland, the US, Canada, Europe, the UK, Asia, Scandinavia and South Africa. Startup Iceland will ask important questions and elicit discussions on how to harness local capital, develop a policy framework and capitalize on the collective strengths of the community to foster a sustainable and resilient ecosystem that embraces, encourages and celebrates entrepreneurship. Attendees will learn strategies that can be applied in their own businesses and communities here in Iceland and abroad.