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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A 2014 full of MTB

MTB 2014 As the year draws to a close, I’d like to take a moment to look back at the incredibly long list of activities we were able to accomplish in 2014. With the European Commission we designed and launched a brand new platform to stimulate the integration between large corporations and the best EU […]

There’s No Hope, But I May Be Wrong

Pete Seeger, musician and revolutionary, a beacon of social justice and change, was foremost an evangelist for hope and the human spirit. On January 27th, at the age of 94, he left us with a huge legacy of why “the world would never amount to a hill of beans if people didn’t use their imaginations […]

Kay Sprinkle Grace- The gravity of what exists and the opportunities for making it right.

Kay Sprinkle Grace, as many articles describe her, is one of the greatest philanthropists and fundraisers of our time. Yes, she does sprinkle grace, along with an extraordinary love for humanity.  Kay has given my research a philanthropic point of view on what is changing the world and has seen the issue from a unique perspective. 

When the Italian President wrote us…

When Fernando  handed me the thick yellow-ish letter, with the headline “Il Presidente della Repubblica Italiana”, written in all capital letters, I thought we were up for a new joke. Right in the midst of the Venture Camp, our  flagship event, the Iene were just sneaking in, approaching the stage where some of the most […]

Venture Camp 2012: Trip to Silicon Valley (and back)

Here it comes: the 2012 edition of the Venture Camp, the 4th edition (5th if we count the first timid appearance in Venice) is ready to roll! [iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/aJ5usmf3LGA?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>] The conference has become a tradition by itself, bringing inspiration from amazing speakers, a new breed of the best startups in Italy and… a lot […]