Snjallræði / Startup Social open for applications!

The objective of Snjallræði: Startup Social is to provide individuals, NGOs and companies with a platform to develop their ideas and find ways to make them sustainable. The ideas must have a clear and positive social impact and support one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. We are open to all ideas in all stages, from fresh thoughts to developed projects and businesses.

  • 8 exceptional ideas in social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • 8 weeks in October and November 2019
  • Office space at Hlemmur Incubator Centre for Creative Industries
  • Assistance in idea development and implementation
  • Training from Icelandic and foreign experts in social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Network of mentors who will share their experience and provide support to individual teams

Sprint with MIT designX

For the first time this year Snjallræði: Startup Social will host a sprint in collaboration with MIT designXduring the first week of the accelerator.

From 14 - 18 October the teams of Snjallræði: Startup Social will be introduced to the newest approaches in social innovation and entrepreneurship, have the opportunity to test their own ideas and ‘kill them’, and participate in intensive workshops built on the four steps of MIT designX, Understand – Solve – Envision – Scale.

The sprint is sponsored by the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), through the membership of Alvogenand Reykjavík University.

Main sponsors of Snjallræði / Startup Social are Icelandair, Marel, Landsvirkjun, Deloitte and Össur.

Please visit www.startupsocial.iss for further information!