On Saturday, Projekt Polska, a community project for cultural exchange between Iceland and Poland, held an event called “Viltu Business?”, or Do You Want Business? in Bíó Paradís. The project curators explained that they wanted to make it “easy to get information on how to start a business in Iceland and where to look for support”– preferably as easy, they explain, as asking: “Viltu kaffi?” or “Viltu kvittun?” — Do you want coffee? Do you want a receipt? Hence the event’s title.
150 participants, from various countries attended the three hour program of lectures from various relevant institutes. A specialist from Innovation Center Iceland explained the framework for founding and running a company. Entrepreneur Alicja Wiktoria Stoklosa, CEO of GeoDrone, an Icelandic company using drones for geothermal measurements, shared her experiences, along with Lee Nelson, founder of Sirkus Ísland, the country’s first circus.
Projekt Polska’s press release says that a grant from the Ministry of Welfare in Iceland made the event possible.