Iceland National Finalists

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Startup Supernova

Iceland

Description

Accelerating new businesses for high growth and building international connections with key industry influencers, investors and leading startup hubs abroad is our passion.

Til Sjávar og Sveita

Iceland

Description

Accelerating new businesses for high growth within and out of Iceland.

Ratsjáin

Iceland

Description

“Ratsjáin (The Radar) is a innovative incubator program that operates all over Iceland The goal is to increase participant´s insight into his/hers business model, increase innovative thinking, sustainability and social responsibility among companies in tourism”

Best Climate Impact Startup

Greenvolt

Iceland

Description

Greenvolt is building the battery materials of tomorrow by applying advanced nanotechnology to energy storage.

Ankeri Solutions

Iceland

Description

Ankeri provides a cloud-based software platform for ship owners and charterers to manage and share ship data and collaborate for improved performance

Carbfix - CS

Iceland

Description

Carbfix turns CO2 into stone underground in less than two years through proprietary technology that imitates and accelerates natural processes. The company‘s mission is to be a key instrument to tackle climate change and substantially reduce CO2 levels in the atmosphere.

Best Coworking Space

Eldstæðið ehf.

Iceland

Description

Eldstæðið (The Hearth in English) is a shared kitchen space and food incubator for entrepreneurs and independent producers.

The Ocean Cluster

Iceland

Description

The Iceland Ocean Cluster’s mission is to create value by connecting together entrepreneurs, businesses and knowledge in the marine industries. To serve this mission we provide a range of services and invest our resources in new blue economy spin-offs and projects.

Musterið

Iceland

Description

Musterid (e. The Temple) is for startup companies who have already taken their first steps on the path towards success but still want to enjoy the benefits of working in proximity with other startups.

Best HealthTech Startup

Proency

Iceland

Description

Proency is a software company that provides a solution to help companies and organizations monitor and improve mental health. Proency believes in creating a solution to increase awareness and access to mental health, as well as improve well-being, efficiency and performance.

Mín líðan

Iceland

Description

Mín líðan offers online cognitive behavioral therapies for symptoms of depression, anxiety and low self esteem. Mín líðan also offers telehealth services so clients can talk face to face with their psychologists from their home, work or even from abroad.

Leviosa

Iceland

Description

Documentation overload for healthcare professionals, taking time away from true patient care. Lack of modern technology in patient workflow.

Controlant

Iceland

Description

Decreasing supply chain waste while ensuring product safety and quality by providing end-to-end visibility and insights to stakeholders across the value chain.

Best Newcomer

Lucinity

Iceland

Description

Lucinity is an AML software startup that uses its Human AI technology to make money good.

indó

Iceland

Description

indó was founded in 2018 with the goal in mind to offer 100% safe, 100% transparent and 110% fun banking to all Icelanders.

GRID

Iceland

Description

GRID is on a mission to revolutionize the way business professionals work with data and numbers. GRID’s web-based solution empowers anyone to create and securely share beautiful, interactive, web-based reports and presentations on top of their existing spreadsheets.

Hopp Mobility

Iceland

Description

Hopp is the first scooter sharing service in Iceland. We aim to reduce traffic for short-distance transportation and leave behind a cleaner and healthier planet.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Runno Allikivi

Iceland

Description

Startup founder, CEO, and investor with 12+ years of building and growing companies in Sweden and the United States.

Edda Konráðsdóttir

Iceland

Description

Since joining the Nordic startup ecosystem in 2015, Edda has managed award-winning tech accelerators, international scaling projects, and mentored hundreds of startups. Edda is an experienced consultant and project manager fostering the vibrant startup ecosystem in Iceland. Edda previously worked at the company Icelandic Startups where she led various initiatives to help startups grow, such as Startup Reykjavik, #NordicMade initiatives, and more. Edda is now the co-founder of Iceland Innovation Week, and operating her own consulting company.

Gummi Hafsteinsson

Iceland

Description

Gummi is a veteran of consumer product development, most recently as the product lead for Google Assistant. He’s also an experienced founder and entrepreneur; Emu, the company he founded, was acquired by Google, and he was VP Product at Siri, which was acquired by Apple.

Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir

Iceland

Description

A project manager and consultant working with hundreds of startups helping to build their network and gain access to capital through various initiatives. With a background in the performing arts I produced and directed various projects for over a decade before joining Icelandic Startups where I managed accelerators and delegation trips for startups and entrepreneurs globally. Currently I am the co-founder and managing director of Iceland Innovation Week, an independent consultant and a teacher of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Iceland.

Salóme Guðmundsdóttir

Iceland

Description

Extensive insights into the tech and startup scene, and new businesses modelling and development. Strong design thinking skills and continuous improvement focus. Significant experience of developing and funding private projects in Iceland, and Nordic collaboration. The Managing Director of a growing company working in close collaboration with experienced founders, universities, government, investors and industries. Board Member at the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce.

Founder of the Year

Fida Abu Libdeh

Iceland

Description

I’m the CEO and Co-founder of Geosilica Iceland. I Lead a very powerful and determined team at geoSilica in the development of geosilica’s production method. The company received recognition and was called unique company by many professionals. GeoSilica’s values reflect my values and vision in life which helped the company to rise to this stage today with little finance. Fida received several awards in business and contributions. GeoSilica, through the management of Fida, made news when the company was recently funded by pension fund, giving it a valuation of $6.2m.

Margret Vilborg Bjarnadottir

Iceland

Description

I am an MIT graduate, a tenured associate professor, a nerd, a data scientist and passionate about equal pay, access to opportunities and diverse and equitable workplaces. I founded PayAnalytics in 2018 after working on the research and development for a couple of years. I have won numerous awards for my innovation (for example the GWIIN platinum award) and for the social impact of my work (most recently named the National University Woman of the Year). In my capacity as an academic I have published over 20 scientific articles and supported a number of start ups as a scientific advisor.

Gudmundur Kristjansson

Iceland

Description

Lucinity is an AML software startup that uses its Human AI technology to make money good. Before founding Lucinity in November 2018, GK most recently served as Director of Compliance Technology at Citigroup. Before that he was a Product Manager at Nice Systems. GK has extensive experience from the compliance world and uses his insights from both sides of the commercial table to make money good.

Haukur Skúlason

Iceland

Description

Haukur has more than 10 years’ experience in banking in Iceland, both on the retail banking side and from investment banking. While a person can leave a bank, the bank often refuses to leave the person, and Haukur has a burning desire to change banking to the better, bringing transparency, safety and empowerment to the customer.

Hjálmar Gíslason

Iceland

Description

Founder of 5 software startups, now founder and CEO of GRID. Curious about data, technology, media, the universe and everything.

Investor of the Year

Crowberry Capital

Iceland

Description

Crowberry Capital invests at seed and early stage in outstanding teams building global businesses around true technology advantages. We work with our teams to build fast paced, international companies from the Nordics.

Frumtak Ventures

Iceland

Description

Frumtak invests in fast-growing companies with internationl focus. We focus on getting the business model and pricing right to be able to build scalable international companies. Help recruit the right people in the team and help with funding and exit.

NSA Ventures

Iceland

Description

The New Business Venture Fund is an evergreen investment fund that actively contributes to the development and growth of the Icelandic economy by investing in promising innovation and start-up companies.

Startup of the Year

indo.is

Iceland

Description

GRID is on a mission to revolutionize the way business professionals work with data and numbers. GRID’s web-based solution empowers anyone to create and securely share beautiful, interactive, web-based reports and presentations on top of their existing spreadsheets.

Lucinity

Iceland

Description

Lucinity is an AML software startup that uses its Human AI technology to make money good.

GRID

Iceland

Description

GRID is on a mission to revolutionize the way business professionals work with data and numbers. GRID’s web-based solution empowers anyone to create and securely share beautiful, interactive, web-based reports and presentations on top of their existing spreadsheets.

Teatime Games

Iceland

Description

Teatime is on a mission to make mobile games more social.

Mussila ehf.

Iceland

Description

Mussila Music School is an award-winning app with hours of musical lessons, challenges and games carefully crafted by musical experts and educators, designed to provide a playful experience. Our mission is to enable everyone to learn music.

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