Next Friday, October 23rd, Deloitte will present the Icelandic Technology Fast 50 list as well as six Rising Star finalists selected from a pool of 24 applicants. Rising Stars are promising technology companies that do not yet fulfill the requirements to be included in the Fast 50 listing.
The six startups that have been selected as Rising Star finalists are Activity Stream, Flygildi, geoSilica, Kúla, Solid Clouds and Authenteq, which was recently invited to participate in CTIA’s Startup Lab at the 2015 Super Mobility Conference in Las Vegas.
Each of the Rising Star finalists will get three minutes to pitch their company in front of the Rising Star Jury, which will select two winners during the event. The two Rising Star winners, as well as the top company on the Fast 50 list, will be awarded a trip to Dallas to meet investors at the Deloitte Entrepreneur Summit on November 5th.
The Rising Star jury consists of Almar Guðmundson, Managing Director of SI; Bala Kamallakharan, Investor and founder of Startup Iceland; Guðrún A. Sævarsdóttir, dean of the School of science and Engineering at Reykjavík University; Helga Waage, CEO and founder of Mobilitus; Hilmar Bragi Janusson, Dean of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at University of Iceland; Sigríður Ingvarsdóttir, Managing Director of Innovation Iceland; and Þórdís Lóa Þórhallsdóttir, Managing Director of FKA.
This is the first time the Technology Fast 50 list is compiled here in Iceland, but the list is presented each year in over 30 countries. National winners have the chance to be recognized in the Deloitte Fast 500 list, which represents the fastest growing companies in the each geographical region (EMEA, USA and Asia Pacific). Deloitte’s Fast 50 initiative has been previously covered by Norðurskautið here and here. Norðurskautið is excited to watch pitches from all the finalists and will report on the winners after the event.
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