Jon von Tetzchner the founder of Opera software has announced his plans to open a new 8,000 sq.ft co-working space in Reykjavik. Already six startups have signed up in the space which is expected to open in October. Von Tetzchner claims his primary motive is to help Icelandic startups succeed.
The new offices, which will be called „Innovation house“, will be located a 5 minute drive outside of downtown Reykjavik. In addition to Reykjavik there will be another Innovation house in Boston where von Tetchner resides today.
The new space will offer space for up to 24 companies and if fully occupied could house around 150 people. Prices will be kept low and companies selected with the clear intention of creating a dynamic work environment.
In addition to the work environment companies in the Innovation house will benefit from the vast business network of mr. von Tetzchner as well as working directly with other similar offices in Oslo, Berlin and the Silicon Valley. The idea is to be able to help companies try their ideas out in a new market quickly and efficiently.