Genki Instruments recently had the pleasure of hosting students from the departments of mathematics, physics and electrical engineering at the University of Iceland.
The students had a chance to learn a bit about the technical aspects of hardware/software development while also getting a glimpse into the lives of startup-founders that not too long ago were standing in their shoes.
Events such as this one are quite common amongst university students in Iceland, who regularly have the chance to lay down the books and visit companies in a relaxed setting on a Friday evening and learn about industry opportunities post graduation.
During their time at the electrical engineering department at the University of Iceland, two of Genki Instruments’ co-founders had a chance to participate in numerous such fun events, and are happy to now have hosted their first one.
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Welcome to Innovation House Marco Bancale! Marco is from Italy and he has been an indie game developer since 2013. His company is called Licorice and in late 2015, the company released “Kingdom”, a pretty successful 2D strategy game, and a year later its sequel “Kingdom: New Lands”. Now he is working on a new unannounced game!
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Genki Instruments is a music tech startup striving to make technology feel natural.
Their first product is Wave, a ring that lets musicians control sound, shape effects and send commands with the motion of their hands. Wave adds a layer of creative control on top of the instruments musicians use and allows them to express themselves in a more visual and natural way than ever before.
Kúla Bebe is produced in Iceland, and packaged at Kúla’s Headquarters at Innovation House in Eiðistorg. People will be able to buy it at Vodafone stores in Iceland, with global availability to follow shortly. More
Parity, one of the company at Innovation House, is finishing a prototype of their first video game, Island of Winds. The video game is inspired by Icelandic nature, history and folklore. It is a vast interactive world with harsh weather conditions where players will start their journey as witch in the 17th century. The founder, María Guðmundsdóttir, got the idea to start her own video games company while traveling on the Trans-Siberian express in 2014. Interview with María in icelandic: Með norn á teikniborðinu
Team Dohop workshop at the Magnolia Innovation House in November. Dohop is the technology company behind the Dohop flight search engine. Founded in Iceland in 2004, our strength is the ability to compile airline schedules into a network which allows us to build and book unique itineraries. We run Dohop.com, the winner of 2016 World Travel Awards where our users can leverage our technology to find cheap flights, hotels and cars. We also supply airfares to the Russian search giant Yandex for Eastern-European travelers.
In 2015 Dohop was approached by Gatwick Airport which had noticed that passengers were self-connecting (i.e. manually booking two separate tickets) through the airport. Gatwick thought that Dohop’s booking technology combined with their on-site support desk would greatly benefit these passengers as they wouldn’t need to self connect anymore – they would virtually interline and have their flight connection protected by Gatwick (self-connecting passengers are more exposed to flight disruptions). Launched in the fall of 2015, GatwickConnects caught the attention of big airlines who sought out to extend their own network reach. Dohop and easyJet embarked on a joint project named Worldwide by easyJet where we build and book unique itineraries between easyJet and it’s partners. Worldwide by easyJet was developed and launched this summer and is accessible on easyjet.com. We are very grateful to have been invited to stay and work at the Innovation House in Magnolia.
Delegation from Innovation House Seltjarnarnes visited Innovation House in Magnolia and all kinds of companies, Innovation centers, Business labs, Investors and Entrepreneurs in Boston in September 2017. The main objective with this trip was for the startups to learn how to establish a business in the US and meet with potential partners.
The delegation visited Massachusset Office of International Trade and Investment, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge Innovation Center, Harvard Innovation Labs, Venture Café, Google, Techstars, the Grommet and more.