Category Archives: General

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 […]

Search begins to find Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars of 2017

The hunt is on to find Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars of 2017 with nominations opening on  Wednesday 22nd March. The ranking, run by advisory firm Mind the Bridge and innovation foundation Nesta, will recognise Europe’s top “startup-friendly” corporates. The scheme takes place under the European Commission’s Startup Europe Partnership initiative. – NOMINATE – Judges […]

Looking for the next generation of EU Unicorns

Top 15 scaleups to be selected for the 2017 SEC2SV  SEC2SV 2017 SCALEUPS CALL IS OPEN The time is now. Today Mind the Bridge, in partnership with the European Commission and Startup Europe, announces the opening of the call for the next generation of EU Unicorns to be selected for the third annual SEC2SV (Startup Europe […]

Corporate Europe is landing in Silicon Valley to boost Innovation

Mind the Bridge launched today in San Francisco the first Report on the European Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley (with a “Who’s Who” Directory). 44 companies tracked: Germany and France most represented, UK follows. 46% opted for a lean presence, Automotive; Telecom and Fintech the most represented industries. Europe is seriously looking at Silicon Valley […]

5 Things We Learned from WELCOME Project Matchmakings

It’s been a great ride, the EU WELCOME project just finished. Still, we feel this is just the beginning. Last month, we flew to Berlin and Dublin for the final stops of Welcome Project’s “matchmaking train”: two years of travelling around Europe to organize 8 light matchmaking sessions between top startups, investors, corporates and accelerators. […]

3 out of 4 startups are acquired by US companies

US companies are more acquisitive. Even less surprisingly, among the top 15 acquirers, over 70% are Silicon Valley companies. This is the main finding from “Startup Transatlantic M&As. US vs EU”, the report presented today at the European Innovation Day conference in Mountain View, the event created and organized by Mind the Bridge and co-organized […]

Why SEC2SV is taking over TC DISRUPT

It can be serendipitous. Or highly motivated. Whatever the reason, it just so happens that no matter the week we decide to launch our annual Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley week (SEC2SV), our good friends from TechCrunch seem to follow suit. Truth is: it’s San Francisco in 2016, dude. Not a single day goes by […]