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Launching an Insurtech + Automotive matching program

At Mind the Bridge we constantly aspire to blaze new trails. Literally and figuratively. Since 2008, way before training startups was considered cool,  we have been running a Startup School in Silicon Valley. 500+ international founders, from a myriad of countries and verticals, have successfully gone through it. In parallel, since 2013, we have been […]

Search begins to find Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars of 2017

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 […]

Looking for the next generation of EU Unicorns

Top 15 scaleups to be selected for the 2017 SEC2SV  SEC2SV 2017 SCALEUPS CALL IS OPEN The time is now. Today Mind the Bridge, in partnership with the European Commission and Startup Europe, announces the opening of the call for the next generation of EU Unicorns to be selected for the third annual SEC2SV (Startup Europe […]

Corporate Europe is landing in Silicon Valley to boost Innovation

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 doubleshot AdEspresso, Hootsuite orders.

Bridging Italian talent to success through Silicon Valley. The good news is that the Facebook ads manager AdEspresso has been acquired by the Canadian social media managing platform Hootsuite on February 7, 2017. Carlo Forghieri, Armando Biondi and Massimo Chieruzzi originally spun out of an ad agency in Italy in 2012 and are now based […]

2016 @MTB Startup School – A year of International endeavours

As the year draws to a close, it’s time for the usual checks and balances. While Mind the Bridge’s activity spreads wide and deep with support to corporations, startups and scaleups around the world, here’s a little deep dive of what happened at our Startup School in San Francisco. To celebrate some of the highlights […]

5 Things We Learned from WELCOME Project Matchmakings

It’s been a great ride, the EU WELCOME project just finished. Still, we feel this is just the beginning. Last month, we flew to Berlin and Dublin for the final stops of Welcome Project’s “matchmaking train”: two years of travelling around Europe to organize 8 light matchmaking sessions between top startups, investors, corporates and accelerators. […]

Startup Transatlantic M&As: US vs. EU

The common wisdom is that acquisitions have played a central role in Silicon Valley’s success, and that buying startups is one of the fastest ways for companies to embrace disruption and keep innovating.