The Digital Business Revolution and How Software is Eating Energy – The Podcast #4

In the fourth episode of the podcast, Kiddi and Jökull interview Ólafur Nielsen, CEO of Kolibri.

They discuss what Ólafur calls the digital business revolution, how incumbent companies are realising and reacting to the rapid technological changes in society.

Kolibri is an innovation partner that works with companies on creating innovative, digital products.

Ólafur’s journey to become an innovation partner, the digital business revolution and one of Kolibri’s most recent project: a marketplace platform for real-time sales of the oversupply electricity produced by Iceland’s geothermal or hydro power plants.

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The Podcast #3 – Recent fundings and the Role of Government

In this edition, Jökull and Kiddi discuss the role of the government in building a startup ecosystem. The spark: several announcements from Gov’t institutions for actions and changes in policy aimed at making the startup ecosystem in Iceland better.

The Ministry for Industry and Innovation published a draft for an action plan, and asked the community for comments. Jökull and Kiddi give an overview of the ideas and discuss.

Jökull’s write-up can be found here. Einar Gunnar of Arion Bank also shared his thoughts on his blog here.

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The Podcast #2 – A huge week for VR, the new Startup Tourism accelerator and launch of Takumi

In this episode of the podcast, Jökull and Kiddi discuss the influx of cash into VR development in Iceland, with last weeks CCP and Sólfar funding rounds. They also discuss the new accelerator Startup Tourism, and entrepreneurship in the tourism industry. The final topic was the launch of Jökull’s startup, Takumi.

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The Podcast – New drone regulations, the Deloitte Fast 50 and a new Slack community for Icelandic startup people

This newest episode of the Norðurskautið podcast brings some changes, which essentially mount up to a reboot.

First of all, the podcast is now in English. Second, the format is changed. We used to discuss concepts and ideas at the core of startups, tech and innovation. In the new format we cover and discuss news from the Icelandic startup scene, or how world events affect Iceland.

This first episode of the new format touches on three topics. New drone regulations from the Icelandic Ministry of the Interior, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list and event from last Friday, and we’re announcing a Slack community for people taking part in, and interested in, the Icelandic tech and startup community.

We hope you like the new format! Tell us what you think in the comments.

Hlaðvarp: Kaup og kjarakerfi sprotastarfsfólks

Í þætti dagsins fjalla Kiddi og Jökull um kjarakerfi sprotastarfsfólks (e. compensation scheme). Þeir fara yfir hvernig þau eru almennt og hafa verið hingað til, umræðu þess efnis að það sé tímabært að breyta kerfunum og af hverju það stafar. Einnig fara þeir yfir hugmyndir um hvernig þessar nýju útfærslur á kjarakerfum gætu litið út.

Í hlaðvarpinu er vísað í nokkrar greinar. Bloggfærsla Aaron Harris hjá Y Combinator: We need to rethink employee compensation. Bloggfærsla First Round Ventures: A Counterintuitive System for Startup Compensation. Færsla Fred Wilson um vesting og kauprétt.

Hvernig er kerfið hjá þínu sprotafyrirtæki? Eruð þið að prófa nýja hluti? Endilega svarið í kommentum hér fyrir neðan.

Fjármögnun sprotafyrirtækja: Hvernig hún virkar og er að breytast – Hlaðvarp Norðurskautsins

Í þætti dagsins fjalla Kiddi og Jökull um fjármögnun sprotafyrirtækja, og hvernig hún gengur almennt fyrir sig í Kísildal. Einnig ræðum við um háværa umræðu vestanhafs um mögulega bólu í fjármögnun tæknisprota, og veltum fram spurningum um umhverfið hér á landi.

Hér er bloggfærslan hans Semil sem við ræðum, og bloggfærslan sem hann fjallar um er hér.