Mind the Bridge is partnering with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to organise the first global edition of the Corporate Startup Stars Awards, now in their 5th year. The Awards, taking place under the European Commission’s Startup Europe Partnership initiative since 2016, aim at recognizing the most active corporates in open innovation and identifying worldwide best practices in corporate-startup collaboration.
The world of startup accelerators is at a maturity stage, some will argue passed its prime time. Since 2005, when YCombinator, the first relevant accelerator, moved its first steps in the backyard of Harvard University, a myriad of other accelerators started populating the planet: with or without equity, government supported or commercial, fee based or run by a corporation. In this cacophony of models in search of sustainability, one keeps standing out for its consistent record of success: StartX the Stanford University accelerator.
Enel, SAP and Telefónica are the Open Innovation Champions in Europe, according to the new ranking "Corporate Startup Stars" by Mind the Bridge and Nesta.
Innovating outside the Core. Alberto Onetti invited Stefan Maurer, Director & Head of Future Transportation@Vans, Daimler, to join him in a fireside chat during MTB's last Scaleup Summit in Stuttgart.
It was 2010 when I eventually decided that the Mind the Bridge Foundation needed a proper home, as my kitchen, or, for that matter, my Google offices, were not enough to host all the activities we were starting to envision. Our first home was a handful of desks at what used to be known as the “Startup Pirates Cove”, the now-defunct (but never forgotten) Pier 38. Since then, our HQs have shifted several times, often in other San Francisco landmarks such as the One Market or JPMorgan buildings downtown.