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Solfar unveils newest VR project: In Death, a roguelite shooter

Solfar, the Icelandic VR studio founded by CCP veterans and backed by Reaktor Ventures, Inventure, NSA Ventures and more, just unveiled their next project after Everest VR. It’s called In Death and they described it as a “roguelite shooter, set in the godless afterlife.”

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Nordic Style Magazine becomes first Icelandic Magazine distributed in the US

The Icelandic startup Nordic Style Magazine has signed a sales and distribution agreement with the world’s largest bookstore, Barnes & Noble.  Nordic Style Magazine gives its global readers daily updates from the Nordic design, fashion, art and culture scene via its site,  Nordic Style has scouted new designers and talents, which in many cases have been featured for the first time on their platform and attracted new opportunities as a result. 

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Music education game Mussila re-released on iOS and Android

Rosamosi, the game studio behind the Mussila music education apps, just released a new version of their original Mussila game. It is available on iOS and Android. According to a statement, the new Mussila game is a “more exciting, and even more educative format. It has new more easily relatable characters, more fun and more interactivity.” They also report that kids that play the Mussila game learn music 20% faster than those that don’t.

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Highlights from the Icelandic delegation at Slush 2017

This year, a delegation of nearly 100 people from representing startups, investors, media, diplomatic services, industry groups and more, is at Slush. The delegation was planned by Icelandic Startups and Promote Iceland, with participation from Slush and the Icelandic Embassy in Finland.

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Introducing Quarter: A co-working space and community for SaaS companies in Iceland

Several months ago, a SaaS focused co-working space was opened in the old “Morgunblaðshöll.” That space now has a name – Quarter – and they’re hosting their first event (supported by Community Fund) tomorrow – Wednesday Nov 29th between 17 and 19(Facebook link). It’s open to all, with free refreshments at Quarter, the fourth floor of Kringlan 1.

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Memento launches new money pooling service in their mobile wallet solution

Memento, together with Islandsbanki, just deployed a new service allowing anyone to raise money together (or as Icelanders say it: leggja í púkk) with a group of friends, co-workers, fellow students or the whole community. The service has now been added as a new feature in the digital wallet app Kass.

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Icelandic biotech innovation invited to India

Two Icelandic companies have been invited to participate at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Hyderabad, India, next week. The companies are Platome Biotechnology, represented by its CEO Sandra Mjöll Jónsdóttir-Buch, and Kerecis, represented by its CEO Guðmundur Fertram Sigurjónsson

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New startup career fair to help Nordic startups attract international talent

The following is a guest post from our friends at Founders House.

The Nordic startups need talent. Everything from highly experienced CMOs to that kickass intern that help you set up a new lead generation cycle. The best candidates we see are often referred by personal network such as the early international employees, previous colleagues with startup experience, and don’t underestimate the expats and spouses.

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OZ Sports among seven companies to participate in first Nordic Scalers program

OZ Sports – previously known simply as Oz – is one of the seven companies chosen to participate in the first edition of Nordic Scalers. Nordic Scalers is a six month scaling program that connects chosen startups to mentors to help them scale in the US. Icelandic Startups is the local partner for Nordic Scalers.

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Atmonia wins annual business plan competition Gulleggið

Atmonia is the winner of Gulleggið fall 2017, a business plan competition run by Icelandic Startups.  Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland opened the ceremony in University of Iceland on Saturday where the results were announced.

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