Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

software engineer | fiction writer | applied scientist

Bootstrapping product development within early stage startups.

Writer and publisher of short stories and flash fiction.

Startups & Consultancy

Börkur is the founder of Urbanixm, a startup working on improving access to information about urban interventions and their impact.

Previously Börkur has worked for numerous startups in London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Reykjavík.

Apart from his own startup, Börkur advises other startups and shares his experience based on over 20 years of turning ideas into products.

Börkur Sigurbjörnsson Startup Life
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Fiction Writing

Börkur is an avid storyteller and publishes short stories and flash fiction on the website Urban Volcano. He is the author of three short fiction collections.

999 Abroad (2012) is a collection of short stories telling the tales of an Icelander living abroad.

Flash 52 (2017) is a collection of flash fiction stories resulting from a project where the author published an annotated flash fiction piece every week for a year.

Talk to Strangers (2019) is a collection of short stories, featuring encounters with alien form, be it a stranger in the street, a foreign point of view or an internal dialog with the concealed part of our own subconsciousness.

Academic Research

Börkur has a PhD in computer science and a MSc degree in logic from the University of Amsterdam; and undergraduate degrees in mathematics and computer science from University of Iceland.

His work has covered a range of subjects such as information retrieval, search engines, machine learning, data mining, natural language processing and urban informatics.

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Contact & Social