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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Corporate Innovation Outposts – 101 What’s shaking in the Valley? Corporate Innovation is a sword of Damocles, deciding the future of companies and shifting their strategic paradigm across the globe. On one hand corporate innovation offers strategic opportunities to companies looking to overplay the competition, but it is also the reason for numerous critical drawbacks […]
How can Europe become more like Silicon Valley? How can we produce more unicorns in Europe?
SEC2SV Sep 21-25 A European delegation of policy makers, startups, established corporations and investors will meet Silicon Valley business stakeholders to foster cross-continental collaborations. On September 21-25 the most flourishing startup ecosystem of the world will host the “SEC2SV – Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley” initiative, part of Startup Europe, organized by Mind the […]
MTB ’s Executive Intrapreneurship Program, held Aug 11th-15th, was a resounding success. Representing SME companies such as Jamio, to big corporations like L’Oreal, participants in the program provided similar feedback that was no less positive. Upon arriving back to his company in Italy, Salvatore Latronico, CEO of Jamio OpenWork, put together an innovation team of […]