Mind the Bridge is a global organization bridging the world through entrepreneurship education for startups, enterprises and investors to succeed in global markets. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices in San Francisco, London and Pavia, Italy, the Foundation was established in 2007 by former Googler, Marco Marinucci. Marinucci serves as the company’s CEO with Italian university Professor Alberto Onetti as its chairman. We believe there is societal value in embracing the principles of entrepreneurship as a key accelerator of economies. An international organization with its founding roots in Italy, we understand entrepreneurship education must address cultural differences as well as business models of success. Our goal is to foster a sustainable, global entrepreneurial ecosystem, spur innovative ideas, and create a new generation of entrepreneurs and success stories. Our educational programs provide participants with direct exposure to the most experienced, entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world — Silicon Valley.  

2007

2007

Founded as a side project by ex Googler Marco Marinucci, MTB initially focused on developing Italy’s (Marco’s home country) startup ecosystem, building bridges with Silicon Valley.

2008

2008

Marco brings on board a top notch Board of Directors  and Alberto Onetti, an Italian university professor with an in-depth startup experience and knowledge of the Silicon Valley ecosystem, as its Chairman.

2008-2012

2008-2012

In five years MTB supports hundreds of startups, runs an incubator in San Francisco and a startup school that produces 50+ entrepreneur graduates per year, and organizes several of events attended by thousands.

2012

2012

Marco quits Google to work full time on MTB and raises a seed investment fund (Mind the Seed).

November 2013

November 2013

MTB adds an Angel Investor School and an Intra-preneurship executive program to its  program suite.

January 2014

January 2014

Mind the Bridge is selected by the European Commission to lead Startup Europe Partnership.

June 2016

MTB lands the first startup on the Moon.