How Korean startup Business Canvas has created the perfect storm

This is the story of how Business Canvas, a Korean startup coming from Kised program, was first selected to join the MTB Global Startup Acceleration Program and then raised $2.5M in a Seed round led by Mirae Asset with the participation of Kakao Ventures and Nextrans Inc. for their Typed, a simple-to-use digital workspace designed to streamline document and knowledge management.

By |September 23rd, 2021|General|

Sardinia Region (Italy) opens an Innovation Antenna in San Francisco

Aspal - the Sardinian Agency for Active Labor Policies and the Regional Programming Center of the Sardinia Region - will in fact open their offices within the Mind the Bridge Innovation Center in San Francisco. An innovation antenna to intercept evolutionary trends and to offer support services to Sardinian companies in their quest to attract funding and enhance the Sardinian productive system.

By |September 21st, 2021|General|

Governments and Regions are The New Kids on the (Innovation) Block

According to the new Report “Government Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley”, presented today by Mind the Bridge during its Scaleup Summit program in San Francisco, the role of government agencies is becoming more and more relevant in supporting and bridging innovation between California and the respective home country.

By |September 21st, 2021|General|

Innovation: ANIA (Insurtech) lands in Silicon Valley

The Italian National Association of Insurance Companies (ANIA) will act as a technological and business models trend spotter for the entire Italian insurance sector through an Innovation Antenna, activated within the Mind the Bridge Innovation Center in San Francisco, as announced at the Opening session of the Scaleup Summit in Silicon Valley.

By |September 15th, 2021|General|

MTB’s Must-Watch Scaleup list: Assistive Technology Tools in the Workplace

Assistive Technology (AT), which is used to improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities, is playing a substantial role in creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. As part of their advisory activities, Mind the Bridge spots five global startups that are worth following in this space.

By |May 3rd, 2021|Startups|

Scouting for the best solutions in the Internet of Things: Olivetti IoT Challenge

Industry, Retail, Urban: these are the areas where Olivetti and TIM WCAP are looking for innovative technological solutions to be integrated into the business in an Open Innovation perspective through the “IoT Challenge” open until June 30th, launched with the support of the international advisory firm Mind the Bridge.

By |April 29th, 2021|Corporates|

From Scaling Managers to Advisors, and back!

MTB has created the "Scaling Managers" concept to provide highly customized programs to each startup. Scaling Managers are people within the acceleration team, who dedicate themselves to follow the advancement of one or more organizations at the same time and have a comprehensive knowledge of the state of things of a participating startup.

By |April 10th, 2021|Corporates|

Call for 2021 Corporate Startup Stars Awards is now open!

The 2021 edition of the Awards organized by Mind the Bridge in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has been launched today at the Opening of the MENA Digital Scaleup Summit co-hosted by the Dubai Future Foundation and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia and supported by the Dubai Chamber.

By |March 23rd, 2021|Corporates, Startups|

Mind the Bridge partners with ICE/ITA to support market entry in California

13 startups has been selected by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA - the Italian government agency responsible for promoting Italian companies abroad) as part of the 2nd edition of Global Startup Program (GSUP) promoted by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Mind the Bridge will run the program.

By |February 26th, 2021|Corporates|

Mind the Chat with Irene Gomez – Wayra Telefónica

Telefónica is among those few companies that innovate innovation. Mind the Bridge Chairman, Alberto Onetti, shared a Mind the Chat with Irene Gomez, Director of Connected Open Innovation for Telefónica and Wayra, to understand the results of this 10-year effort, and the future directions undertaken by the Group, that - not surprisingly - continue to put Telefónica in the forefront of corporate innovation practices.

By |February 25th, 2021|Corporates, Mind the Chat|

Mind the Chat with Wouter Stammeijer – KPN

In this Mind the Chat, Alberto Onetti sat down with Wouter Stammeijer, Chief Strategy Officer at KPN. KPN is a major dutch telecom company in the Netherlands. During the conversation, they covered multiple areas of activities that KPN undertakes in the world of startups such as startup acceleration, procurement activities, investments, and the KPIs that KPN tracks.

By |February 16th, 2021|Corporates, Mind the Chat|

Mind the Chat with Michael Webber – Engie

In this Mind the Chat, Alberto Onetti sat down with Michael Webber, Chief Science & Technology Officer at Engie, recently awarded among the Top25 2020 global Corporate Startup Star. They went through the overall group approach to innovation, ranging from intrapreneurship (Innovation Trophies) and Scouting (Innovation Ecosystems) to Venture Building (New Business Factory) and Investments (Engie New Ventures CVC fund).

By |February 12th, 2021|Corporates, Mind the Chat|
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