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Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley week: numbers and results

What is “Startup Europe comes to Silicon Valley”? Inspired by SVC2UK (Silicon Valley Comes to United Kingdom) we are, under the Startup Europe initiative, bringing together EU policy makers (commissioners, prime ministers), the best of the new EU Scaleups and corporations to meet Silicon Valley stakeholders A European Innovation Day followed by a week of meetings provides an opportunity […]

Making Ideas Cross the Sea – European StartUps

Which Are The European StartUps Selected? To scale up, startups need to think global, right from the start. That is why Mind the Bridge, with the support of the Welcome project, is offering to 7 selected late stage startups from 4 European countries an unique opportunity to achieve this ambitious goal. To do so, each european […]

Are 10 minutes enough to get a date?

Startups Matching Event We will find out on Saturday, 29th in Berlin, at the Investors Day of People in Beta Festival. With the support of our brilliant partners at Betahaus, Mind the Bridge organizes a matchmaking session between EU startups and top local investors (including corporate venture capitals and accelerators). The matchmaking session will be powered […]

Meet Samuele Poletto: from Venice to Silicon Valley

Samuele Poletto in Mind the Bridge The MTB family is getting larger and larger. Today I’m happy to welcome to the family our new addition, Samuele (Sam, that is). Born in a little village close to Venice, he has become, by all standards, a product of Silicon Valley. Samuele holds a BA in Political Science with […]

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. 

Kevin Jones-The intersection of money and meaning

When I asked Kevin Jones what was the one thing he could change in the whole world he quoted one of his mentors, Elinor Ostrom, the first women to receive the Nobel price for economics in 2009: “Don’t get stuck in trying to change the world but rather think about what around you can you […]

Duncan Logan- Build something valuable to have an impact

[iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/c7mmFadJfh0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>]  Duncan Logan is the founder and Ceo of RocketSpace; an accelerator for high-growth, seed-funded tech startups. The foundation of RocketSpace is a high-quality technology community that offers ultimate flexibility for a rapidly-growing tech startup.Their goal is to create the most amazing environment for companies either to become hugely successful or to fail […]

Is this REALLY changing the world?

[iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/W8c7lMPcQWY” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen] I called myself a “social entrpreneur” untill I heard a very well known venture capitalist from silicon valley say “I don’t like the definition social entrpreneur, because all entrprenuers are social.” So this really caught my curiosity and raised some questions: Who is really having a social impact and […]