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With Airdate, Overcast Software is simplifying ad planning

Overcast Software recently announced it signed a major contract with a leading Scandinavian digital agency, SMFB Engine. SMFB Engine will implement Overcast’s ad planning solution, Airdate.

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Genki Instruments opens for pre-orders on the Wave, their first product

Genki Instruments, a hardware startup focused on the products that merge technology and music, just opened up pre-orders for its first product, Wave.

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Getlocal adds local advice for global travelers

Getlocal, an Icelandic startup in travel tech, just launched a new service today where the goal is to help travelers get local advice from people with similar tastes and interests that they can trust.

The company was founded by a group of investors and industry veterans including Einar Þór Gústafsson, former VP of Product Management at Meniga and Bokun.

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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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