Open for registrations in Startup Supernova

Registrations for the Startup SuperNova business accelerator have been opened, but this is the third time that the accelerator has been run, but its management is in the hands of KLAK – Icelandic Startups. 

Nova is the backbone of the accelerator like in previous years, but the accelerator has proven to be an effective jumping-off point for start-ups, but examples of companies that have gone through include Lightsnap, Stub, PLAIO to name a few. 

This year, the accelerator will run in a different format, starting with the Masterclass Startups Supernova 2022, which takes place june 23rd – 25th in Lush. The Masterclass is open to all start-ups – only 200 seats will be available, but it will also be available to watch live streaming.

After the Masterclass, participants will then have the opportunity to compete to go further.  The best ten start-ups then proceed for a 5-week business acceleration where there is a clear focus on maturing the companies into becoming investmentable and ready for the next step.

"We're really excited about these changes to the Startup Supernova and think that's where we can reach a much larger group, We'll have world-class entrepreneurs and experts sharing their experiences at the Masterclass. All those who are running a business or taking their first steps in starting a business will greatly benefit from the Masterclass Startup Supernova. The accelerator itself is going to be such a bombshell, and that's where we're going to take in the very best startups in the country and graduate them as investable companies.", says Kristín Soffía, Managing Director Klak – Icelandic Startups.

"Just as it's great to be able to support grassroots innovation in Iceland, it fills us with inspiration and increased power to be up close to the dynamic entrepreneurs we've come to know through the accelerators over the past two years as sponsors of Startup SuperNova. We see innovation as part of our DNA and our approach helps us keep that spirit in the air. SuperNova is a fast track for smart, creative and profit-driven companies that plan to scale their business models abroad, it applies equally to small businesses and large corporations, and we encourage everyone with big ideas to apply for participation." – Magnús Árnason, Director of Digital Development at Nova.