Origo has become a sponsor of the Golden Egg, the country's largest entrepreneurial competition. Gulleggið is one of the most popular entrepreneurial competitions in Iceland where university students and the general public can take the first steps in the entrepreneurial community by transforming an idea into a business opportunity.
"Origo loves turning good technology into a good business idea and doesn't stop at supporting projects that are designed to create technology ideas that can make life better," says Jón Björnsson, CEO of Origo.
Origo is one of the largest shareholders of KLAK – Icelandic Startups, while the other owners are the University of Iceland, Reykjavik University, The New Business Venture Fund and the Confederation of Icelandic Industries. Origo has supported KLAK's operations over the years, assisted entrepreneurs and promoted the growth of start-ups in Iceland.
"More sponsors means bigger competition, more opportunities and more innovation. We celebrate all day bringing in such a powerful company into the sponsor group. Origo's story is exemplary, they understand and support innovation now as well as always," says Kristín Soffía Jónsdóttir, Managing Director of KLAK.
Jón Björnsson, CEO of Origo, Dröfn Guðmundsdóttir, Director of Human Resources at Origo, and Kristín Soffía Jónsdóttir, Managing Director of KLAK – Icelandic Startups have, through a good collaboration, helped to further strengthen the collaboration between Origo and KLAK. With the signing of the contract, Origo now becomes a formal sponsor of the Golden Egg for the first time.