MtB 2009 – last week for the business plans!!

As you might know, the deadline for submitting your business plan for the 2009 Mind the Bridge competition is August 25th. Very close. Next Tuesday. Time to act! For those out there still thinking “should I do it, should I do it?”, let me add a piece of advice. Even if you are not thinking […]

Save the Date: Venture Camp @ Corriere

We do what we do because we genuinely believe that our activity can have a relevant social and economic impact in Italy. To spread the word and the insights of our outstanding network, we have always been striving to find the right media partner. Today we are happy to announce that our media partner is […]

Mind the Bridge Social Club!

I’m glad to announce that Mind the Bridge now has a new Facebook Fan Page (thank you, 49 enthusiasts that joined us in the first 18 hours!) and a LinkedIn group. If you believe in our mission, you are more than welcome to join and help us to spread the “connecting talent” idea, by talking […]

The Gym starts in Milan (Sep 17)

We announced sometime ago our plan for the MTB Gymnasium. The Gym, in short, is the space (virtual and physical) in Silicon Valley, where Italian entrepreneurs with global dreams, can build their muscles. The project will be presented in Milan (Sep 17th) by one of our most active partners in Italy, the Politecnico di Milano […]

The Open Source Innovation Backbone for Startups

Guest post by Roberto GaloppiniOpen innovation is taking over in many areas, and open source plays an important role especially in software sequential innovation, where each successive invention builds in an essential way on its predecessors. Foremost, for the most of us before anything else software (open source included) is a tool towards a goal. […]

Introducing MTB ITALIA

This has been my most important personal objective in the last several months as head of the foundation. Now, after a long selection process, it’s with real pleasure that I announce the launch of our Italy based operations. Here’s the team (from left to right):  – Alberto Onetti, chair  – Massimo Carraro, communication  – Tito Costa, dir. of […]

David H. Thorne, Ambassador-Designate to Italy, speaks.

On July 16th, Mr. David H.Thorne, the ambassador-designate to Italy, gave a speech describing is vision of the relationship between the two countries. Hi speech covers a variety of topics spanning from his personal history (he lived 20 years in Italy) and his passion for soccer, to more serious issues such as geopolitics and international […]

Celebrating the european startup community

On July 9th I flew to London to attend the Europas, the awards hosted by TechCrunch Europe. Let me just say it was a huge success. All of the most important, successful and influencial people in the european tech scene where in the same room exchanging ideas, feedback and (hopefully) capital. I met people from […]

Ready to Crunch?

…and here it comes our TechCrunch time.It’s been sometime (over 4 years) since the Silicon Valley Tech Crunch has become a sort of a bible in specific environments (technology startups and investments)Its power has been increasing at such a fast pace that today it can create (or destroy) the dreams of most of the startups […]