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The winners of the Nordic Startup Awards – Iceland

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.

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CCP launches fourth VR installment with Sparc

CCP announced today the launch of Sparc, its fourth VR game. The company, which raised $30m to boost their VR development efforts, has previously released Gunjack, Gunjack 2, and Eve: Valkyrie. Sparc is the first game launched by CCP that’s not part of the EVE universe.

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Anitar’s mobile RFID scanner aims to simplify the life of vets and horse breeders

Anitar, Icelandic agtech startup, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance the initial production of their RFID scanner The Bullet.

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Nordic Scalers: a growth program for Scandinavian Scale-ups

Launching this month, Nordic Scalers is a new growth program that connects the most talented entrepreneurs across the Nordics. The initiative is made to bring well-established startups closer to a global market. The program is supported by Nordic Innovation and Icelandic Startups are fostering the project in Iceland.

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Nominations are now open for Startup Guide Reykjavik

Startup Guide is coming to Reykjavik. Packed with inspiration, how-to’s, local case studies and tips for starting up, the popular series will highlight the opportunities and stories from local entrepreneurs for anyone interested in starting up their businesses.

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Indy studio Tasty Rook just released its first title: Triple Agent

Tasty Rook, an Icelandic indy game studio just released its first title: Triple Agent, described as “a thrilling party game of betrayal and espionage for 5-9 people played on a single mobile device,” in the press release. (Get it – it’s free – for iOS / Android).

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One-third Icelander founded, London based Catapult raises £1.8m

While we usually don’t write about funding rounds outside Iceland, we thought it would be interesting to the Icelandic community to hear about Catapult’s most recent funding round. (We won’t be counting it in our reports though … )

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Nordic Startup Awards open for votes

The annual Nordic Startup Awards have opened for votes by the public. The first round of votes will be between local – Icelandic – finalists. The winner of each category will then compete against their counterparts in the other nordic countries.

This year, awards will be granted in the following categories:

  • Startup of the year
  • Best newcomer
  • Best bootstrapped
  • Best fintech startup
  • Best health / lifestyle tech startup
  • Best IoT startup
  • Best social impact startup
  • Founder of the year
  • Best accelerator program
  • Best coworking space
  • Investor of the year
  • Best startup ecosystem initiative

You can see the shortlist of nominees for Iceland here, and cast your vote here.

Rosamosi’s newest release – Mussila Planets – available in App stores

Icelandic game studio Rosamosi has released its fourth installment in it’s series of music educating games – Mussila Planets. The game is available in the Icelandic Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store now.

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Travelade wants to solve overcrowding in tourism, starting in Iceland

Travelade, Icelandic travel-tech startup focused on helping travelers personalise their experience, launched their new webpage today. The company aims to expand to four more countries by the end of the year.

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