Landsvirkjun will be one of the sponsors of Smart Speech, while Kristín Linda Árnadóttir, Deputy CEO of Landsvirkjun, signed a contract with Kristín Soffía Jónsdóttir, Managing Director Klak – Icelandic Startups during the days in Gróska by the community accelerator Startup Social MIT DesignX starting this fall.
“The purpose of Landsvirkjun's support to Startup Social is to provide a good platform for strong entrepreneurs and companies to make a further impact on social innovation and to give all startups a unique opportunity to formulate and develop policies so that they can grow and thrive." says Kristín Linda Árnadóttir, Deputy CEO of Landsvirkjun.
Goal Startup Social is to promote innovation that tackles contemporary challenges and thus provides an important platform for community startups. The focus is on promoting sustainability in innovation and building start-ups that directly support one or more of the UN's Global Goals from the first steps.
Applications have been opened for Startup Social now starting for the fourth time. The change will now be made that instead of being an 8-week accelerator, Startup Social now a 16-week incubator as well as a partnership with MIT DesignX and will be Startup Social therefore certified DesignX growth space.
"We are really pleased to have Landsvirkjun join the sponsor group, they have shown ambition in social and sustainability issues and bring a great deal of knowledge to the table." says Kristín Soffía Jónsdóttir, Managing Director KLAK
Open briefing on Startup Social in collaboration with MIT DesignX, will be in the Reykjavik City Hall on Friday morning, July 1st.
The house opens at 8:30 a.m., but the program starts at 9 a.m., and the meeting will also be live streaming.
9:00 Kolfinna Kristínardóttir Project Manager Cleverness Opens the meeting
9:10 Svafa Grönfeld presents MIT DesignX and collaborates with Startup Social
9:30 Panell with former participants of Cleverness, led by Auður Örlygsdóttir at Höfði Peace Centre
10:00 End of meeting