South Korea: the new frontier in the AI Revolution

In 2022 the Korean scaleup economy continued on a sustainable growth trajectory, that is typical of an increasingly mature innovation ecosystem, and Q1 2023 made no exception. According to the data collected by Mind the Bridge with the support of KITA and Crunchbase included in the “Tech Scaleup South Korea Report 2023”, South Korea appears to be on track to establish itself as a regional and global AI tech leader, due to the high density of AI scaleups, structured government support, adequate programs to foster local talent, and availability of dedicated data infrastructures.

By |August 8th, 2023|General|

The Israel Innovation Menu

Israel's startup and innovation ecosystem ranks among the world's best, attracting global corporations seeking opportunities. As more and more companies look to Israel as a source of innovation, our MD Israel, Ilan Regenbaum, shares a few different options for accessing this incredible innovation ecosystem, along with examples of international corporations that have already opened up shop here.

By |July 6th, 2023|General|

Korean alumni: Meetup in Seoul

Since 2021, Mind the Bridge has operated 20 batches of startup acceleration programs for Korean startups and scaleups. The goal is help them go global and specifically entry the U.S. market (i.e. customers) and ecosystem (i.e. funding, exits). To celebrate this milestone, last week MTB hosted an Alumni Meetup in Seoul and had the chance to sit with 30+ of our Korean alumni founders. More info in this post by Global Startup Program Manager & Innovation Advisor Isabelle Johannessen.

By |June 29th, 2023|General|

Introducing the Startup Ecosystem Stars: Recognizing Global Innovation Catalysts

Mind the Bridge, in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce, announces the launch of an annual initiative, the Startup Ecosystem Stars (SES). This global award aims to honor the most effective and influential government-related organizations around the world that are fostering innovation in their regions. They are the unsung heroes, the silent architects of transformative technologies, and the guiding stars of aspiring entrepreneurs. Save the date: Paris, November 21st

By |June 27th, 2023|Corporates|

Why Large Corporates do not Buy Startups

In the world of M&A, the distinction between known unknowns and unknown unknowns becomes apparent when acquiring established companies versus startups. While established companies come with known uncertainties based on historical performance, startups operate in the realm of unknown possibilities. Valuing startups proves challenging as traditional metrics and multiples may not apply.

By |May 18th, 2023|General|

10 Spanish startups are ready for an immersive Spring in Silicon Valley

Following the success of the Fall 2022 session, a new batch of Spanish startups is ready to fly to Silicon Valley for the Desafia San Francisco Immersion Program, established by ICEX Spain Trade and Investment (the Government of Spain’s agency for the internationalization of businesses) and (the Government of Spain’s agency responsible for executing and deploying part of Spain’s Digital Agenda), run by the local partner Mind the Bridge (MTB).

By |April 26th, 2023|General|

What’s the role of a Chief Innovation Officer? 

Main highlights from “Building businesses of the future: to what extent is innovation key to growth?” panel, moderated by Thomas Lee-Devlin, Global business correspondent, part of the Business Innovation Summit organized in London on March 28 by Economist Impact. Among the speakers, our Chairman Alberto Onetti.

By |March 29th, 2023|Uncategorized|
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