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Startup Iceland Conference - Building Antifragile Startup Ecosystems

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Jennifer Lawton

Jennifer Lawton

Jennifer Lawton is the president of MakerBot. She previously held the title of chief strategy officer.  Lawton has been with MakerBot since 2011 and has been responsible for the overall strategy and growth of the company, including strategic partnerships, product development, and retail.  In addition to her work with...

Helga Arnadottir

Helga Arnadottir

Helga Arnadottir is the co-founder and CEO of Tulipop, an Icelandic designer giftware brand for kids. Previously Helga worked as a marketing manager in the software industry in addition to doing consulting work for PwC, American Express and Tesco plc. Helga holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from...

Thor Fridriksson

Thor Fridriksson

Thorsteinn is the founder and CEO of Plain Vanilla, a mobile game studio based in San Francisco and Reykjavik. Plain Vanilla recently raised  $2.4 Million in Series A funding led by Greycroft Partners, Tencent, IDG ventures and BOLDStart Ventures This Series A round follows a $1.2 Million Seed round in...

Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Paul is the founder of The Cloud of Data and offers analysis and consultancy at the interface between the enterprise and the web. As wider shifts such as Big Data, Cloud Computing and Linked Data become increasingly well understood, it is clear that new opportunities are created whereby the enterprise...

Signy Kolbeinsdottir

Signy Kolbeinsdottir

Signy Kolbeinsdottir is the co-founder and Head Designer of Tulipop, an Icelandic designer giftware brand for kids. Signy is one of Iceland’s most celebrated illustrators and has had work published in prestigious publications on contemporary illustrations, including Illustration Now! by Taschen, and Crackpot Calendar by Die Gestalten Verlag. Signy holds a BA degree in Product Design from...

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Minister of Industry and Commerce

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Minister of Industry and Commerce

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir became Minister of Industry and Commerce on 23 May 2013. Ms Árnadóttir is an MP of the Independence party and served as chairman of the party caucus 2010-2012. After graduating from the Women’s College in Reykjavík, she completed a BA degree from the University of Iceland...

Bre Pettis

Bre Pettis

Bre Pettis has led MakerBot as CEO since its beginning in 2009, but has a long history of making things and inspiring others to make things. Prior to co-­‐founding MakerBot, Pettis co-­‐founded the Brooklyn hacker collective NYC Resistor, where MakerBot technology was first created, tested, and proven. He was...

Thubten Comerford

Thubten Comerford

Acknowledged by Business Insider as one of the ”Best Connected Entrepreneurs“ in the world, Thubten Comerford is a seasoned business builder who actively mentors startup founders in Portland, Oregon, and across North America. He has interviewed hundreds of startup founders for his blog, Startup Weekly, which he co-founded in 2010. Thubten’s...

Liad Agmon

Liad Agmon

Liad Agmon is the Co-Founder, Director and CEO of Dynamic Yield. He is a serial entrepreneur with rich experience as a startup founder and as a Fortune 500 executive. He founded information security vendor Onigma (acquired by McAfee) and social search company Delver (acquired by Sears Holdings). Following Delver’s acquisition, Liad...

Taylor Davidson

Taylor Davidson

Taylor Davidson is the Director of kbs+ Ventures, the early-stage venture investment arm of the advertising agency kbs. Taylor focuses on investing in innovations in enterprise marketing and advertising technology, and in addition runs an internal educational program called kbs+ Ventures Fellows, which teaches kbs+ employees about venture capital...

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an invester, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests  include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology,...

Einar Gudmundsson

Einar Gudmundsson

Einar Gunnar is a corporate entrepreneur at Arion Bank and is responsible for the Startup Reykjavik business accelerator. Prior to working at Arion Bank he founded several companies in Iceland and Sweden. Einar is a compulsive runner and an enthusiast for building a better and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem in...

John Biggs

John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn, NY and writes about technology, security, gadgets, gear, wristwatches, and the Internet. After spending four years as an IT programmer, he switched gears and became a full-time journalist. John’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Laptop, PC Upgrade, Surge, Gizmodo, Men’s Health, InSync, Linux Journal, Popular...

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Kjartan Pierre Emilsson

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Ted D. Zoller

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Panel Discussion

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Sarah Prevette

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Sigrún Lilja Guðjónsdóttir

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Rebecca Kantor

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