What is Firestarter ?

Photo: Iceland Airwaves


Firestarter is a mentorship-driven music accelerator program that runs for four weeks during the fall in Reykjavik, Iceland. The program starts on October 10th and ends on November 8th 2019 at the Iceland Airwaves conference. The companies receive feedback and training from the facilitating team, an office space during the program and top notch mentorship from Iceland’s leading experts on innovation, entrepreneurship and the creative industries.


Firestarter offers lectures, mentor meetings, events, media attention and multiple networking opportunities. Besides that we provide working and meeting spaces, all with super fast and reliable wireless Internet access and reasonably good coffee. We basically want you to focus on your creation and develop your business skills during these four intensive weeks.


We are looking for strong, passion driven teams ready to work and develop their ideas throughout the program. We want music and tech startups, businesses that are a part of the music ecosystem such as music festivals, venues, agents, publishers and booking agents. Last but not least we’re looking for entrepreneurs who see opportunities in the music industry. We want solutions ranging from idea stage to more established companies and everything in between.


The aim of Firestarter is to grow music entrepreneurs within and out of Iceland. We’d like to encourage and strengthen innovation in the music industry and give the necessary tools and resources in order to breed creative business opportunities. The aim is to support entrepreneurs working within the music industry and establish Reykjavik in the forefront of music innovation.

Firestarter is built in partnership between Reykjavik Music City, Iceland Music Export and Icelandic Startups with support from Sena Live, Icelandic Music Association and The Ministry of Industries and Innovation in Iceland. Icelandic Startups is the program facilitator.


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