Category Archives: Silicon Valley

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 […]

How to achieve corporate innovation, through scaleup-corporate collaboration

First Things First. What Is Open Innovation? Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external as well as internal strategies in order to advance their use of technology. This also means sharing risk and reward with the new partners. Extending this concept further, global companies focused on open innovation […]

Why EU Parliament likes Silicon Valley

It’s been a busy week for a considerable number of EU Parliament members. In fact, two of the most important “technical” committees of MEPs have been on a US tour, stopping first in Washington DC (understandably) and later in Silicon Valley.  Maybe less understandably, the 2 groups did not travel together but a few days from each […]