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|

Scaling Manager Program. Mind the Bridge with S² Bridge: Incheon [English &한국어]

The Scaling Manager is a new role risen from the need to accompany startups in their scale-up journey. Mind the Bridge implemented this model with S² Bridge: Incheon, a #startup accelerating platform operated by Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. in order to run a Global Market Entry Program for 5 highly selected Korean startups. Each of them was assigned a Scaling Manager from Mind the Bridge.

By |February 2nd, 2021|General, Silicon Valley, Startups|

Mind the Chat with Alexa Gorman – SAP, SAP.iO

In this Mind the Chat, we sit down with Alexa Gorman, SVP and head of SAP.iO foundries in EMEA, to cover the multiple areas of activities that SAP undertakes in the world of startups, namely SAP.iO, Sapphire Ventures, SAP’s Intrapreneurship program - SAP.iO Venture Studio, and the University Alliances. We took a deep dive into the structure of the SAP.iO, its Foundries, and the growing number of SAP’s innovation outposts around the world.

By |February 1st, 2021|General, Mind the Chat|

Mastercard, Bosch Group, BP are the World Stars in Open Innovation

For the fifth year running, startups have been asked to nominate the most active corporates in open innovation, this time at global level, thanks to the partnership between Mind the Bridge and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In total, 50 companies from all over the world have been awarded: 25 as Corporate Startup Stars - with Mastercard (first), Bosch Group (second) and BP (third) securing the podium - and 25 companies named Open Innovation Challengers.

By |December 15th, 2020|Corporates, General, Startups|

Spanish Scaleup Growth won’t be stopped by Covid-19

According to the very last Report issued by Mind the Bridge and Acciona “Tech Scaleup Spain 2020”, Spanish tech scaleup ecosystem shouldn’t be seeing its growth trend reverted by Covid-19. The country should close the year slightly below the 1 billion mark in new funding and with about 40 new scaleups.

By |December 10th, 2020|General, Startups|

MTB’s Must-Watch US Scaleup list: Artificial Intelligence

In this age of AI, it is amazing to see the variety of products and services that startups are delivering to different industries. As part of our advisory activities at Mind the Bridge, we are continuously looking for the most innovative startups around the world that fit the verticals we focus on. This shortlist focuses on North American startups that according to us are worthy to be tracked.

By |November 30th, 2020|General, Startups|

What’s Shaking in the Scaleup Landscape?

One of the outcomes of the "Digital Scaleup Summit in Silicon Valley" 2020, held by Mind the Bridge at the end of September, was the 100+ cherry-picked scaleups that they shortlisted to foster innovation and collaboration with our corporate clients. Here they summarize the most interesting emerging trends that they tracked.

By |October 28th, 2020|Corporates, General, Silicon Valley|

Open Innovation Italy. È il tempo del fare

Per le aziende italiane è arrivato il momento di accelerare in maniera significativa, adottando approcci di open innovation più ambiziosi con una visione meno locale e più internazionale. Questo il messaggio principale contenuto nel nuovo Report “Open Innovation Outlook Italy 2021” realizzato da Mind the Bridge con il supporto di SMAU.

By |October 20th, 2020|General, Startups|

ICC and United Nations launched Centre of Entrepreneurship in Beirut to support small businesses and startups in the Arab region

ICC and ESCWA have launched the ICC-ESCWA Centre of Entrepreneurship in Beirut to support small businesses and startups in the Arab region, with the support of Berytech, Beirut’s start-up incubator; Facebook, the social media platform; Mind the Bridge, the global innovation advisory firm; and Pearson, the educational provider. The Centre will serve as a platform to scale globally the most successful local and regional entrepreneurial initiatives.

By |October 9th, 2020|General|
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