Category Archives: Corporates

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The Italian Scaleup Ecosystem in the Making.

Conducive to bringing forth an innovation plan for the Italian startup ecosystem, Mind the Bridge and  Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) – in partnership with  AGI (a prominent Italian economic and industry news agency) – presented the 2017 SEP Monitor “Scaleup Italy”. The launch event has been organized at the historic Tempio di Adriano in Rome, exactly 6 years after the appointment of […]

The 6 Emerging Trends in Open Innovation for 2018

By Alberto Onetti On the occasion of the 2017 Award Ceremony of SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars we published a research snapshot with insights into the open innovation activities of leading European firms. Based on the data we collected, as well as Mind the Bridge’s ongoing dialogue with companies, we detected six emerging trends: Trend Setting […]

SAP, Telefonica and Virgin win as the corporates doing the most to support startups across Europe

Startup Europe Partnership’s CORPORATE STARTUP STARS 2017 SAP, Telefonica and Virgin have today been selected as Europe’s top three “startup-friendly” corporates in SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars ranking, announced at an event in Brussels. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for research, science and innovation, attended the ceremony. New research,“Open Innovation in Europe” from Mind the Bridge and Nesta […]

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What will happen @ European Innovation Day, Sept 20th, Mountain View (CA)

We are all set for our annual gathering of the European Innovation Day conference. Same venue (Computer History Museum, likely the most iconic venue for large conferences in the Bay Area), same month (September), same premises: on one side a showcase of some to hottest high-growth “scaleups” from Europe, on the other the platform where EU […]

M&As and exits analysis in InsurTech [part 2]

<This blogpost is part of our InsurTech series – here’s our previous post> Moving towards a horizontal InsurTech industry InsurTech entrepreneurs are present all over the world, innovation has no borders for those looking to disrupt the traditional insurance industry. Germany, France and the UK are the top three InsurTech markets in Europe, and London, […]

European Dual Companies: A Scaleup Migration?

Launched yesterday in London, in conjunction with the event “Dual Companies: How and Why European Scaleups Expand to the U.S.,” the latest SEP Report realized by Mind the Bridge with the support of international law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The Report provides key new data on European “dual companies”, i.e. startups formed in […]

Open innovation – fact or fiction?

The beautiful and ugly truth about financial sector startup-corporate collaboration The financial services sector talks are notably about innovation needs and collaboration with startups. Is it just a talk or is the sector truly walking the walk? As FinTech solutions get increasingly adopted, the FinTech adoption trends pose threat to the corporates and increases their […]

Launching an Insurtech + Automotive matching program

At Mind the Bridge we constantly aspire to blaze new trails. Literally and figuratively. Since 2008, way before training startups was considered cool,  we have been running a Startup School in Silicon Valley. 500+ international founders, from a myriad of countries and verticals, have successfully gone through it. In parallel, since 2013, we have been […]