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Bala Kamallakharan
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Houston, Texas - Reykjavik, Iceland - Mumbai, India - Chennai, India - Pune, India - New Delhi, india - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Entrepreneur, Investor, VC – Value Creator, 8 Marathons, Startup Community Hacker, Speaker, 1 Icelandic Financial Collapse, Principle Centered and working hard to do the Right thing everyday. Thing changes not the Right principle. Believes that there are 7 things that will destroy anyone

  1. Wealth without Work
  2. Pleasure without Conscience
  3. Knowledge without Character
  4. Commerce without Morality
  5. Science without Humanity
  6. Worship without Sacrifice
  7. Politics without Principles
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Completed 8 marathons, 1 Icelandic financial collapse and still standing
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Startup Iceland​ 2015 is almost here, it gives me great pleasure to announce Halla Tomasdottir​, as one of the keynote speakers in Startup Iceland. The timing could not be more perfect. Halla with the Founders of Inspiral.ly​ are hosting an Event in Reykjavik in June about closing the gender gap. Read more on why we are inspired by this.
We all are inspired by people who stand up for injustice, equality and bringing attention to issues that are bad habits that we have inherited from our past. I believe the Gender Gap issue is one o...
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Do you have a startup idea? Join me at the free #Startup Ideas Bootcamp in Reykjavik: http://fi.co/e/27501  via @founding @startupiceland
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The time has come to open the Startup Iceland Blog. If you are a startup founder in Iceland you can use the Startup Iceland blog to do inbound marketing or share something that has worked for you. Read more to find out how...
Startup Iceland was created to help Founders and Startups. We are giving first, to allow any startup from Iceland to take advantage of the platform and network that has been created by the Startup ...
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Join us for a FREE Workshop - Startup Pitch Bootcamp
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We are launching our experiment in creating a Startup Job Marketplace through Startup Iceland Community. Read more about it. If you are a startup founder and looking to hire, post your requirements for FREE and if you want to want to work in a startup post your background again for FREE. There are templates given to do both of these things. This will be a community moderated initiative.
In continuation of our effort to help startups and founders. We are creating a marketplace for Startup Jobs in Iceland. If you are a startup and looking to hire someone, you can post your requireme...
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[UPDATE April 2nd, 2015]

Turns out that this was a partial gag .. Brad hasn’t decided (yet) to move to Iceland. We will still show him some potential houses when he comes over in May ;)

What is NOT a gag:

The US immigration policy needs to change and Brad is putting his money where his mouth is. Brad and his wife, Amy, are providing the funds for 4 immigrant entrepreneurs to move to Boulder and teach entrepreneurship in the University of Colorado and work on their startups at the same time.
Brad is one of the speakers and mentors at the Startup Iceland 2015 conference.
Tickets are flying out fast for the Startup Iceland 2015 conference. You should buy a ticket now and meet other entrepreneurs (don’t wait, half of the tickets are already gone).
[UPDATE April 2nd, 2015] Turns out that this was a partial gag .. Brad hasn't decided (yet) to move to Iceland. We will still show him some potential houses when he comes over in May ;) What is NOT...
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I have been working with Founders and Startups for sometime now and Startup Iceland was founded to help Founders. I see so many people "also" wanting to help Startups or Founders. Helping founders is great but take the time to understand what Founders and Startups need help with. http://startupiceland.com/2015/03/13/how-to-engage-with-startups-and-founders/
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6 Startup Founders from Iceland who are making a major impact to the ecosystem will share their journey during Startup Iceland. Read on to find out more. Excited to get them all in a single panel to be moderated by either John Biggs with TechCrunch or Charmaine Li from Tech.eu or both. This should be fun.
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I am really excited to see what hacks are going to be built during the Vodafone Startup Iceland​ Hackathon 2015. Vodafone Iceland team is releasing an API for a number of vehicles which has an On-Board Diagnostic device. It is going to so much fun to see what gets built in 30 hours. Read on to find out more about how to register and participate, its FREE.
Vodafone Startup Iceland Hackathon opens the door for innovative solutions to be built using the API and Data from an On-Board Diagnostic Device that has been implemented by the Vodafone Iceland In...
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Sebastiaan Hooft​ is coming to Startup Iceland. I am really excited about this as we are exploring ideas on how we can host a music party with him as DJ during Startup Iceland​. Watch out for more information on that... Sebastiaan is an Entrepreneur, VC, TEDx speaker and DJ and a great friend. I am eager to meet him, if you are a founder you absolutely need to talk to Sebastiaan when he is here. Have you bought your tickets yet?
I met Sebastiaan when he came to Iceland for Seed Forum last year. We hit it off and had a great time talking about our respective paths. Sebastiaan is such a great human being. He is very authenti...
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I believe monetary systems need to be antifragile, the way to make that happen is to keep the exposure and risk of failure as local and small as possible. I propose reversing the role of institutions money creation. Read more to my thought experiment.
Frosti Sigurjónsson, a Parliamentarian in Iceland, Entrepreneur, Investor and a good friend of mine has been working on a report to reform the Icelandic Monetary System. We have had several discuss...
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In all the years that I have been working with Startups, the clear X-factor is the Founder. I have embarked on a mission to make great founders. Here is how
I have been running experiments related to Startups and investing in startups in Iceland for the past 6 years. I write this blog and I also host the Startup Iceland Conference. I was the first outs...
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