Here are the Numbers Europe is home to approximately 4,200 fast growing, ICT scaleups in 45 countries, collectively raising about $58B in funding (equal to 0.33% of Europe’s GDP). A relatively young ecosystem with a lot of potential for growth that confirms the absolute leading position of UK in terms of number of scaleups (1,412, […]
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 […]
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 call for future scaleups: join the Welcome Silicon Valley + Euro-Roadshow!
How can Europe become more like Silicon Valley? How can we produce more unicorns in Europe?
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 […]
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 […]
SEC2SV Sep 21-25 A European delegation of policy makers, startups, established corporations and investors will meet Silicon Valley business stakeholders to foster cross-continental collaborations. On September 21-25 the most flourishing startup ecosystem of the world will host the “SEC2SV – Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley” initiative, part of Startup Europe, organized by Mind the […]
Startup Europe Partnership with MTB I’m on my way back from Davos where, during the World Economic Forum, we’ll participate in the launch of the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP). After the official press conference and press release by the commissioner by EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, the news has been picked up and commented by […]