fbpx

A powerful community of mentors

Klak VMS – Klak's Mentoring Service – is one of the most important elements of the startup community's support system and supports 80-100 startup teams every year.

Klak VMS is based on the best available methodology to maximize startup success and mentor satisfaction        

KLAK VMS is based on philosophy MIT VMS who has spent the last 20 years building a mentoring system to support entrepreneurs within the MIT University community in Boston.

The MIT model is based on three basic pillars:

  • A team of two to four mentors assists each startup.
  • Full confidentiality prevails within the mentoring and startup community so that the startups can put all their problems and ideas on the table without risk.
  • Mentors focus on the progress of the shoots and must not have any other interests in the participation. 

 

MIT VMS has purposefully spread this knowledge to others and now has 122 sister programs in 28 countries around the world.

The Icelandic KLAK VMS mentors receive training from experienced teachers from MIT, and the supervision of the mentor work follows the MIT model. Now 126 excellent VMS mentors work with KLAK to support startups. 

This work has produced fantastic results, and many testimonials testify to that. KLAK supports 80-100 start-up teams every year with teaching and mentoring support. The progress of the teams under the guidance of the mentors results in a greatly increased probability that the wands will succeed, to the benefit of Icelandic society. 

Being a mentor is one of the most rewarding jobs imaginable. Sharing your knowledge, having fun discussions about what moves the stick forward the fastest, and enjoying the satisfaction of seeing the advice translate into clear progress month after month is priceless.   

 

If you have knowledge that can be used by startups and would like to be a mentor, please contact us at Klak VMS.     

 

Mentors

CEO and owner
Anna liebel ehf.

Anna Liebel

Anna Margrét Guðjónsdóttir
CEO and founder
Evris

Anna Margrét Guðjónsdóttir

CEO
Awarego

Ari Kristinn Jónsson

Advisor
Xybel as

Arnar Kristjánsson

Founder
Healthbloc and Kaptio

Arnar Laufdal Ólafsson

Project manager
Ministry of Education and Children

Arnór Guðmundsson

Marketing Specialist
ab marketing

Atli Björgvinsson

Atli Sigurður Kristjánsson (1)
communications manager
RÚV

Atli Sigurður
Kristjánsson

Business development specialist and senior producer, Vertu

Ágúst Freyr Takács Ingason

Management consultant
Stratagem

Ása Karin Hólm

CEO
klak - icelandic startups

Ásta Sóllilja
Guðmundsdóttir

CEO and founder of Svartitindur

Bárður Örn
Gunnarsson

Organizational Development Specialist Controlant

Bergþór Hauksson

Head of Business Development Icepharma

Björn Aðalsteinsson

CEO and founder
Smart Guess

Björn Brynjar
Jónsson

CEO and founder of Saltverk

Björn Steinar
Jónsson

consultant in innovation
e4

Daddi Guðbergsson

freelance consultant and entrepreneur

Dagný Halldórsdóttir

marketing manager
nox medical

Diljá Valsdóttir

human resources manager
Origo

Dröfn Guðmundsdóttir

EVP of Operations
Össur

Egill Jonsson

Specialist - Office of Management and Reform, Ministry of Finance

Einar Gunnar
Thoroddsen

CEO
Technology Transfer Office Iceland

Einar Mäntylä

CEO
Míla

Erik Figueras Torras

CTO and co-founder
Controlant

Erlingur Brynjúlfsson

sales and marketing manager
Isey Export

Erna Erlendsdóttir

manager of the leasing department
Eik real estate company

Eyjólfur Gunnarsson

Professor
University of Reykjavik

Eyjólfur Ingi Ásgeirsson

CEO and founder
Turn on medical

Garðar Þorvarðsson

co-founder
Meniga

Georg Lúðvíksson

CEO
Hagvarmi

Gestur R. Bárðarson

Member of parlament
Alþingi

Gísli Rafn Ólafsson

CEO
ICETEC

Guðbjörg Óskarsdóttir

CEO
atmonia

Gudbjörg Rist

CEO and founder
Franklin Covey in the Arctic

Guðrún Högnadóttir

head of drug development
oculi

Guðrún Marta Ásgrímsdóttir

CEO and founder
Quest Portal

Gunnar Hólmsteinn

COO
Reykjavik Harbour

Gunnar Tryggvason

Advisor
Instrument

Gunnar Thorvaldsson

CSO
Arctic therapeutics

Gunnlaugur Árnason

CEO
Iceland Design and architecture

Halla Helgadottir

CFO
Lagerinn iceland

Halldór Sigurjónsson

project manager and co-owner
sahara

Hallur Jónasson

assistant professor
the university of bifrost

Hanna Kristín
Skaftadottir

CEO and co-founder
biocule

Hans Þormar

Co-owner of Manhattan Marketing and lecturer at the University of Bifröst

Haraldur Daði
Ragnarsson

CEO
Eimverk

Haraldur Þorkelsson

CEO
Hoobla

Harpa Magnúsdóttir

CTO and founder
Mobilitus

Holy Waage

CEO
AIVA

Helgi Hjálmarsson

CEO and founder
Grid

Hjálmar Gíslason

Design Center Director and Location Manager Iceland,
Marel

Hrefna Haraldsdóttir

CEO
Insurance Agency

Huld Magnúsdóttir

CEO
Brum funding

Ingi Björn
Sigurðsson

CEO
1939 games

Ivar Kristjánsson

Head of Innovation & Technology
Business Iceland

Jarthruður Ásmundsdóttir

CEO
origo

Jón Björnsson

CEO
ice-co

Jón Georg
Aðalsteinsson

digital marketing manager
Controlant

Jón Heiðar
Ragnheiðarson

Marketing Specialist
Keres

Jón Páll Leifsson

CEO and owner
silfurgen

Júlíus Kristinsson

CEO
florealis

Karl Guðmundsson

Founder
3z

Karl Ægir Karlsson

CEO and founder
Cliezen

Kári Þór Rúnarsson

board member and management consultant

Kirstín Flygenring

ex. manager of sp financing and mp bank

Kjartan Georg
Gunnarsson

CEO and owner
Kirin consulting

Kolbeinn Björnsson

CFO
Vision

Kristín Friðgeirsdóttir

searcher
Leitar capital partners

Kristín Soffía
Jónsdóttir

professor
University of Iceland

Kristín Vala
Ragnarsdóttir

CEO and co-founder
50 skills

Kristján Freyr Kristjánsson

strategic consultant
instrument

Kristján Schram

Head of R&D business operation and strategy, Alvotech

Lilja Kjalarsdóttir

marketing manager
origo

Lóa Bára
Magnúsdóttir

CEO and founder
Greenfit

Lukka Pálsdóttir

consultant and owner
marka consulting

Magnús Árnason

director
klak VMS

Magnús Ingi
Óskarsson

associate professor
University of Iceland

Magnús Þór
Torfason

Principle experience designer and founder
mennsk counseling

Margarét Dóra
Ragnarsdóttir

CEO and co-owner
moombix

Margarét Júlíana
Sigurðardóttir

CEO
nova

Margrét
Tryggvadóttir

CEO
north consulting

María Kristín
Gylfadóttir

CEO
Iscure systems

Ólafur Gauti Guðmundsson

team manager for employment and urban development, Reykjavík City

Óli Örn Eiríksson

Director of innovation and industrial relations
University of Reykjavik

Ólöf Vigdís
Ragnarsdóttir

consultant
Óskir

Ósk Sigurðardóttir

Director of FP&A and IT, ölgerðin

Óskar Ingi
Magnússon

Founder and CEO, Omnom

Óskar Þórðarson

CEO
Laki power

Oswaldur Knudsen

expert
Kvika asset management

Pétur Richter

Tour manager / Chief Strategy Officer, NOVA

Renata Blöndal

CEO
irec

Rósbjörg Jónsdóttir

Founder
bifrost foods

Rúnar Ómarsson

COO
Justical

Salóme Guðmundsdóttir

CEO
The Science Institute, University of Iceland

Sandra Mjöll
Jónsdóttir-Buch

Designer
Ingenuity&Design

Sigríður Heimisdóttir

Director
Federation of icelandic industries

Sigríður
Mogensen

co-founder of magnavita and chairman of nova

Sigríður
Olgeirsdóttir

CEO and founder
Victory

Sigrún Guðjónsdóttir

VP development and scale-up
Aurora abalone

Sigurður
Markússon

CEO and founder
Gott og gilt

Sigurður Ólafsson

technical director
national hospital

Sigurður
Þórarinsson

Advisor
Country axis

Sjöfn Sigurgísladóttir

Advisor
Single selection

School Valberg Ólafsson

CEO and founder
paxflow

Soffía Kristín
Þórðardóttir

CEO and founder
Avo

Stefanía Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

Professor
University of Iceland

Sveinbjörn Gizurarson

CEO
Orkídea

Sveinn
Aðalsteinsson

product manager
Controlant

Sævar Garðarsson

Vice-CEO
alvotech

Tanya Zharov

CEO and co-founder
mobilitus

Tóti Stefánsson

CEO and founder
Rocky road

Vala Halldórsdóttir

CEO
aurora abalone

Vala Valthórsdóttir

CEO and co-founder
taktikal

Valur Þór
Gunnarsson

CEO
billboard

Vésteinn Gauti
Hauksson

director of business development
Landsbankinn

Viggó Ásgeirsson

CEO and founder
bravoearth

Vilborg Einarsdóttir

CEO and founder
icemedico

Þorbjörg Jensdóttir

CFO
CCP games

Thorbjörg Sæmundsdóttir

founder
rocky road

Thorsteinn Baldur Friðriksson

CEO and owner
tg consulting

Þorsteinn G.
Gunnarsson

COO and co-founder
Grid

Thorsteinn Yngvi Guðmundsson

Senior Digital Strategist, the engine

Þóranna K.
Jónsdóttir

CFO and founder
handpoint

Þórður H. Þórarinsson

Founder
Centuries

Þórey Vilhjálmsdóttir Proppé

Director of Business Consulting,
PWC

Örn Valdimarsson

Staff

Director

Magnús Ingi Óskarsson

Project manager

Magnús Daði Eyjólfsson

en_GBEnglish