Startup Westfjords 2020

The 3rd edition of Startup Westfjords will take place on October 12-18th, 2020 at the Blue Bank.
Find out more and apply to the program at
Applications close on August 31st, 2020.

This year’s “decelerator” program is aimed at entrepreneurs with a business idea or a startup project; it offers a week of workshops and mentorship by experienced figures from companies and ventures in different fields, who will provide their valuable expertise and insight into business developing and managing.

The program will provide training on the business and financial aspects of entrepreneurship but also on its “human” side, with mentorship on resilience, crisis handling and efficient ways to advance a projects through its many stages.

Up to 12 participants will be selected to attend the program, and will receive mentorship and accommodation free of charge, as well as a space to work. We accept all sorts of projects from startups, teams or individuals; we encourage applicants to submit innovative ideas that provide smart solutions to the new challenges we are facing in technology, communication and social relationships, with a particular eye on their sustainability.

Mentors include:
Ásta Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir, CEO of Iceland Tourism Cluster;
Helgi Rúnar Óskarsson, CEO of 66° North;
G. Fertram Sigurjónsson, CEO and founder of Kerecis
Stefán Þór Helgason, Member of the Advisory team of KPMG
Þórarinn Bjartur Breiðfjörð Gunnarsson, director of the Ísafjörður Fab Lab

Sponsored by 66° North, Arctic Fish, Kerecis and KPMG, with funding from the Vestfjarðastofa and Öll vötn til Dýrafjarðar.

Find out more and apply to Startup Westfjords on the project website:
Applications close on August 31st, 2020.

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