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Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1000 past events in 400 cities around the world. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Startup Weekend Reykjavik is sponsored by Landsbankinn and will be held in the University of Reykjavik from 18th – 20th of October. This is the second time this venue is used and it has a great working environment and access to high speed internet.  The price for the event is a mere €20 which is about 3.490 kr.

What is included in the price during the weekend:

– Food & Drinks

– Mentoring

– Useful resources

– Startup Weekend perks

– Startup Weekend Facilitation

– Working space & Internet




Oct 18
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Oct 19
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Oct 20
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
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Þóranna Jónsdóttir

CEO of Markaðsmál á mannamáli   |   LinkedIn

Marketing guru and founder of Markaðsmál á Mannamáli. Outgoing person and expert at networking. She is very involved in the startup community and has taken part in many startup projects.

Pétur Orri Sæmundsen

CEO at Sprettur   |   LinkedIn

Design thinker with passion for branding, software development and progressive management. Founder of Sprettur a software company. Pioneered the use of Agile and Scrum in Iceland.

Hannes Agnarsson Johnson

Software Developer / Internet Marketer / Consultant at TM Software   |   LinkedIn

Expert at online marketing, search engine optimization and advertising online. Part of the winning team at the first Startup Weekend in Reykjavik.

Rakel Sveinsdóttir

Founder of   |   LinkedIn

Founder of, sits in many boards and former CEO of Creditinfo. She is well connected and has a lot of experience running companies.

Daddi Guðbergsson

Independent consultant   |   LinkedIn

A serial entrepreneur, biz wiz and has a lot of experience in working with tech companies such as OZ, Pegasus, Industria, Skjárinn and many more.

Ragnheiður H. Magnúsdóttir

CEO of Hugsmiðjan   |   LinkedIn

She is an engineer and CEO of Hugsmidjan. She has great experience in running companies, is an expert at product design, strategic management and managing events.

Hörður Sveinsson

Consultant at DabLab   |   LinkedIn

A business educated designer, counselor and serial entrepreneur.

Sigrún Guðnádóttir

SME expert at Landsbankinn

Expert in small and medium size companies. Background in finance and an expert in business modeling.

Ragnar Örn Kormáksson
Diljá Valsdóttir
Stefán Þór Helgason
María Þorgeirsdóttir

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