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.
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.
For obvious reasons, CES, the Consumer Electronics Show that takes place in Las Vegas every year in January, in 2021 turned digital. From Covid Tech to Mobility and Sustainability, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights of this edition.
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.
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.