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Brad Burnham, Jerry Colonna, Ida Tin and more among speakers at Startup Iceland

Startup Iceland, the annual startup conference, will be held for the sixth time on May 31. This year’s theme is Personal Data, Health, Wellness and Technology – focusing both on the health of the founder, and health in general.

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The nine companies that pitched at Startup Tourism

The final event of Startup Tourism was held in Tjarnarbíó on April 28th. Nine new companies in tourism pitched their business ideas to a room full of investors, key players in the tourism sector and other guests.

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First public Women Tech Iceland event on May 4th

Women Tech Iceland is hosting its first public meet up on May 4th. The event is hosted by Rannís, with TeqHire and Frumtak Ventures providing refreshments and co-organising the event.

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Tulipop announces animated webseries in collaboration with WildBrain

The characters of Icelandic lifestyle brand Tulipop – which raised a $2m round last summer – just announced a new animated webseries in collaboration with WildBrain.

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Skaginn 3X wins Icelandic Innovation Award

Skaginn 3X, maker of freezing, chilling, and processing equipment for the fishing industry, was awarded the Icelandic Innovation Award at Nýsköpunarþing 2017 (Innovation Day 2017).

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Kerecis’ Omega3 product now covered by Medicare in all 50 US States

Kerecis, the company using fish skin to heal human wounds and tissue damage, will present results of eight studies of its technology at the Symposium for the Advancement of Wound Care (SAWC) meeting to be held April 5 to 9. The company also announced that Medicare now reimburses for its fish-skin treatment nationwide.

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€3m for UK MedEye implementation

Mint Solutions, along with partners in Belgium and the UK, has received a €2.4m grant from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation. Total cost of the project, including contribution from partners, is €3m.

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Everest VR to be part of permanent Everest exhibit at the Royal Geographical Society

VR producers Sólfar and RVX have donated their collaborative product, Everest VR, to the Royal Geographical Society in London. The VR experience will become a permanent part of their Everest exhibit.

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Vivaldi adds built-in screenshot options and more in new update

Vivaldi, the browser founded by former Opera founder Jon von Tetzchner has released a new version.

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Icelandic Payment Startup Memento chosen Best of Show at Finovate 2017

Memento, the company behind Kass – the payments app whitelabeled by Íslandsbanki last year – was chosen Best of show at Finovate 2017 in London.

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