Today, the winners of the Icelandic finale of the Nordic Startup Awards were announced. “The winners were selected by a panel of judges, each with proven experience and skill in recognising the potential of a startup. These choices were based upon the nominee’s quality and impact within their industry or field,” a statement explains. The event was hosted by Innovation Center Iceland.
Each of these winners will be moving on to compete in the Nordic region’s Grand Finale, which is being held October 18th in Stockholm.
The winners and categories are the following:
Startup of the Year – Activity Stream
The Activity Stream platform analyzes your business activity and returns the most valuable insights for your team to act upon. Fast integration and ready-made connections with leading business systems and SaaS solutions put the power of AI at your fingertips.
Best Newcomer – Ankeri Solutions
“Ankeri aligns the interest of shipowners and charterers where real performance pays off. Ankeri is founded by a team with over 25 years combined experience in creating ground breaking solutions for shipping.”
Best Bootstrapped – CrankWheel
“Demo to your prospects instantly from your website using screen sharing without the regular setup friction. We call it Instant Demos.”
Best FinTech Startup – Karolina Engine
“Launch smarter applications and platforms for crowdfunding. Our mission is to increase the performance and efficiency of platforms and campaigns by providing innovative solutions, expertise and collaboration.”
Best Health/Lifestyle Tech Startup – Sidekick Health
“Improve your Health the Fun Way. We help providers and employers deliver quality lifestyle change programs that promote health and tackle chronic diseases.”
Best IoT Startup – Genki Instruments
Genki Instruments has developed Wave. “Wave enhances your instrument’s capability while allowing you to stay in the flow when you’re making music. Rotate your hand to change parameters, tap to create a beat and activate commands with a single click.
Best Social Impact Startup – SAReye
“Conventional project management systems are built to be used in a safe and comfortable environment. Many outstanding products are available but most of them work best for linear projects like software development.
Founder of the Year – Margret Juliana Sigurdardottir
Margrét is the co-founder of Rosamosi game studio, the developer of Mussila, a series of highly interactive and engaging music apps for children that offer a variety of musical challanges and creative tools for music making.
Best Accelerator Program – Startup Reykjavik
A 10 week long mentorship driven seed stage accelerator program that runs from June to August each year from Reykjavík, Iceland.
Best Coworking Space – Hús Sjávarklasans (Ocean Cluster)
“The Ocean Cluster is a community of companies and entrepreneurs in marine science at the West Harbor in Reykjavík. There, 65 progressive companies are creating a new fishing industry.”
Investor of the Year – Frumtak Ventures II
“Frumtak II focuses on investments where high growth and expansion is likely, but doesn’t specialize in individual sectors. Frumtak II wants to promote original ideas and increase the likelihood that they will generate profit and value.”
Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative – Frumbjörg
“Frumbjörg wants to support the disabled and other disabled persons, for the sake of professional self-sufficiency, thus promoting the most active employment and improving the living conditions and quality of life of this group.”
People’s Choice – SAReye
Conventional project management systems are built to be used in a safe and comfortable environment. Many outstanding products are available but most of them work best for linear projects like software development.”