Category Archives: Silicon Valley

Looking for the next Unicorns? Take a look at the 15 EU scaleups selected for SEC2SV 2017

Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley The 3rd edition of the premier program for future European startup unicorns ready to welcome 15 companies from 9 countries http://sec2sv.com | http://sec2sv.com/european-innovation-day   SAN FRANCISCO, August 31st, 2017 – For the third consecutive year, Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) is ready to welcome a selection of the best European Tech Scaleups for a week […]

European Dual Companies: A Scaleup Migration?

Launched yesterday in London, in conjunction with the event “Dual Companies: How and Why European Scaleups Expand to the U.S.,” the latest SEP Report realized by Mind the Bridge with the support of international law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The Report provides key new data on European “dual companies”, i.e. startups formed in […]

From Insurance to Insurtech (part 1)

The insurance apple is ripe for technological disruption — Today we are starting a new series of blogposts dedicated to a vertical we cover with particular interest. Mind the Bridge offers a program in Silicon Valley for both startups and corporates in the InsurTech and Automotive sectors to facilitate innovation through collaboration. Reach out to us to […]

Launching an Insurtech + Automotive matching program

At Mind the Bridge we constantly aspire to blaze new trails. Literally and figuratively. Since 2008, way before training startups was considered cool,  we have been running a Startup School in Silicon Valley. 500+ international founders, from a myriad of countries and verticals, have successfully gone through it. In parallel, since 2013, we have been […]

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 […]