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.
Congratulation Inspirally! Inspirally helps creative people collaborate on their ideas. It allows people to take and manipulate pictures and videos to be shared with other people for collaboration. Interior designers and architects are already using the product, according to a statement. Read more on Northstack.
Vivaldi and Grótta Sports Club on Seltjarnarnes have signed a two-year partnership agreement for the Grótta handball team. Vivaldi has been sponsoring the football team in recent years and the football field in Seltjarnarnes is called Vivaldi völlurinn.
The photo shows Bjarni Torfi Álfþórsson from Grótta and Vivaldi CEO Jón von Tetzchner when they signed the agreement.
Íþróttafélagið Grótta (English: Grótta Sports Club) is an Icelandic sports club based in the town of Seltjarnarnes, in the Capital Region . The club is best known for its football team, but also has departments for handball and gymnastics.
Welcome to Innovation House, team Porcelain Fortress. Let’s play!
Porcelain Fortress is a video game studio that was founded by a small band of romantics in the autumn of 2016.
Íslenska sprotafyrirtækið Tagplay gefur út hugbúnaðinn Tagplay for Work sem gerir vinnustöðum kleift að uppfæra upplýsingaskjái, innranet og vefsíður. Read more.
A software pioneer finds his little piece of Scandinavia — and a home — in Magnolia. Interview with Jon von Tetzchner about Vivaldi, Innovation House and Magnolia. Read more.
Wow, now Innovation House have a fashion tech startup!
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