Here you find a list with Icelandic organisations supporting start-ups. Soem of them have regular events some only onece a year. So check out the webpage for latest activities.
List with organisations and events about start-ups in Iceland
Klak - Innovit Entrepeneurship Center
Organizes workshops and supports start-ups and founders.
Unterstützt nordische technische Start-ups in Silicon Valley. Schafft Vernetzung mit Investoren und Mentoren für Start ups. Unterstützt nordische Startups für die Weiterentwicklung http://www.nordicinnovationhouse.com
Start - Up Reykjavik StartupReykjavik is a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program. We run a 10 week long program in Reykjavik, Iceland once each year. We’re very selective on the ideas we get into our program. Selected companies or ideas get $16,000 in seed funding from Arion Bank.
Start - Up Energy
Startup Energy Reykjavik is a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program with focus on energy related business projects. Startup Energy Reykjavik was founded by Landsvirkjun, Arion Bank, GEORG and Innovation Center Iceland in December 2013. The program is facilitated by Klak Innovit and Iceland Geothermal.
Start - Up Iceland
We are sure every country, city and town is asking this question given the devastation the financial crisis of 2008 has left on the world economies. History has shown that entrepreneurs are builders and creators of valuable resources for their communities. Small entrepreneurial companies create more productive jobs than large companies, and productive jobs are the economic engine of every society.
Start up weekend - Local chapter Iceland
"No Talk, All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours.
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups." http://startupweekend.org/
IMPRA at Innovation Center Iceland assists entrepreneurs in the start-up, growth and management of SMEs.
Matis "Matís ltd. - Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D
Matís is a government owned, independent research company, founded in 2007 following the merger of three former public research institutes. We pursue research and development aligned to the food and biotechnology industries as well as providing Iceland's leading analytical testing service for public and private authorities."
"Iceland Geothermal Cluster Initiative is an industry-driven cluster cooperation in the field of geothermal energy in Iceland. The purpose of the organization is to stimulate competitiveness within the Icelandic Geothermal Cluster, add value in the sector, and improve the utilization of Iceland’s geothermal energy. The enclosed map shows the different factors within the geothermal value chain:"
Seed Forum Iceland
Seed Forum is a global network of national not-for-profit foundations and national representatives in more than 40 countries. The global collaboration entity of the Seed Forum network is Seed Forum International Foundation working out of London. The Seed Forum concept has grown rapidly since it was founded in Norway in 2002, and the Seed Forum concept is currently referred to as a global concept. Seed Forum is currently running investor matchmaking forums in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Support entrepreneurialism in the creative industries! Join Creative Business Cup and set your mark on the creative industries. http://www.creativebusinesscup.com/
Pormote Iceland Promote Iceland offers the business community various marketing und trade promotional services, including the organisation of trade fairs and business delegations, in-deopth consulting, training programmes and market information.
"The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) supports research, innovation, education and culture in Iceland. RANNIS cooperates closely with the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council and provides professional assistance in the preparation and implementation of the national science and technology policy. RANNIS administers competitive funds in the fields og research, innovation, education and culture, as well as strategic research programmes."
Federation of Industry SI
The Federation of Iceland Industries is a network of contacts which looks after the complex and different interests of industrial companies. The federation is all in one a service-, communication-, information- and safety network.