Category Archives: Corporates

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A Plan to support “tier-two” Startup Cities in Europe. Launching SCEP

Innovation economy is concentrated in a few main hubs  “Approximately 50 main cities will be likely driving the innovation economy in Europe in the next years, while all the other cities and municipalities face the risk to be increasingly marginalized. This growing gap could potentially trigger disaggregation and separatisms”. With these words, Alberto Onetti, Chairman […]

SEC2SV 2018: the names of the European Tech Scaleups invited

A new group of Scaleup Europe tech companies ready to be showcased in Silicon Valley They come from 8 different countries – Albania, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Spain – and employ nearly 1000 employees for a total of $75M in revenue and more than $135M in funding. They are the 13 tech […]

Startup exit in HR Tech: Openjobmetis acquires Meritocracy


The leading employment agency listed on the Borsa Italiana MTA acquired the Italian digital recruiting platform, to integrate technology in their search & selection business. Mind the Bridge advisory firm behind the due diligence and the deal. Milan, Brussels June 5th, 2018 – “Exits are key for the sustainability and growth of the European startup […]

Here are the European “Bridges” to Silicon Valley: a new MTB Report

There are 26 of them, from 18 different countries, and they cover almost all of Europe. They are the “European Bridge Organizations”, supporting European startups landing in Silicon Valley and promoting entrepreneurship in their country of origin by bridging to the Bay Area. A full analysis of their distribution, mission, activity and coverage has been presented […]

A ranking of top 500 European Tech Scaleups to be produced by Mind the Bridge/Elite LSE

A new ranking produced by Mind the Bridge, in collaboration with ELITE, providing a list of the top 500 European tech scaleups on the basis of capital raised, is coming soon. This new ranking will be called SEP ELITE Tech Scaleup 500, as part of Startup Europe Partnership, and has been announced this morning in […]

Mind the Bridge to run Fulbright BEST Program 2018

Since its inception 10 years ago we have been a strong supporter of the Fulbright BEST (Business Exchange and Student Training) program, sponsoring internships in Silicon Valley of high potential Italian PhD graduates/ entrepreneurs. This year Mind the Bridge has been selected as the entity in charge of the program beginning in 2018, in a […]

Mind the Bridge selected to support the Startup Acceleration Programme “IMPACT Growth”

Open innovation is not meant to be solely firm-centric, it can be implemented between startups and corporates but also among consumers, innovation insiders and creative parties. Open innovation is cross-cultural, cross-geographical and a cross-industry collaboration that impacts all levels of society and business. At Mind the Bridge we like to think that when it comes […]

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The Italian Scaleup Ecosystem in the Making.

Conducive to bringing forth an innovation plan for the Italian startup ecosystem, Mind the Bridge and  Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) – in partnership with  AGI (a prominent Italian economic and industry news agency) – presented the 2017 SEP Monitor “Scaleup Italy”. The launch event has been organized at the historic Tempio di Adriano in Rome, exactly 6 years after the appointment of […]

The 6 Emerging Trends in Open Innovation for 2018

By Alberto Onetti On the occasion of the 2017 Award Ceremony of SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars we published a research snapshot with insights into the open innovation activities of leading European firms. Based on the data we collected, as well as Mind the Bridge’s ongoing dialogue with companies, we detected six emerging trends: Trend Setting […]