Category Archives: Startups

SEC2SV 2018: the names of the European Tech Scaleups invited

A new group of Scaleup Europe tech companies ready to be showcased in Silicon Valley They come from 8 different countries – Albania, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Spain – and employ nearly 1000 employees for a total of $75M in revenue and more than $135M in funding. They are the 13 tech […]

Startup exit in HR Tech: Openjobmetis acquires Meritocracy


The leading employment agency listed on the Borsa Italiana MTA acquired the Italian digital recruiting platform, to integrate technology in their search & selection business. Mind the Bridge advisory firm behind the due diligence and the deal. Milan, Brussels June 5th, 2018 – “Exits are key for the sustainability and growth of the European startup […]

Acciona and Autodesk join SEP and launch EU platform for Digital Construction & Infrastructure

Startup Europe announces: ACCIONA and Autodesk Join Startup Europe Partnership and Launch first European Platform for Digital Construction and Infrastructure The Spanish group and the US tech leader enter the Startup Europe’s Open Innovation Platform led by Mind the Bridge. The platform will be open to other international construction, engineering and technology companies. ACCIONA, a leading supplier […]

Here are the European “Bridges” to Silicon Valley: a new MTB Report

There are 26 of them, from 18 different countries, and they cover almost all of Europe. They are the “European Bridge Organizations”, supporting European startups landing in Silicon Valley and promoting entrepreneurship in their country of origin by bridging to the Bay Area. A full analysis of their distribution, mission, activity and coverage has been presented […]

Open Innovation in Europe: time to involve SMEs | DG GROW Program

Today Open innovation is a must have for all companies, regardless of their size, regardless of their industry, regardless of the age of the company. But today in Europe we see that only large corporates are currently active in open innovation, while the small and mid size companies who form the backbone of European industry […]

A ranking of top 500 European Tech Scaleups to be produced by Mind the Bridge/Elite LSE

A new ranking produced by Mind the Bridge, in collaboration with ELITE, providing a list of the top 500 European tech scaleups on the basis of capital raised, is coming soon. This new ranking will be called SEP ELITE Tech Scaleup 500, as part of Startup Europe Partnership, and has been announced this morning in […]

Mind the Bridge selected to support the Startup Acceleration Programme “IMPACT Growth”

Open innovation is not meant to be solely firm-centric, it can be implemented between startups and corporates but also among consumers, innovation insiders and creative parties. Open innovation is cross-cultural, cross-geographical and a cross-industry collaboration that impacts all levels of society and business. At Mind the Bridge we like to think that when it comes […]

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The Italian Scaleup Ecosystem in the Making.

Conducive to bringing forth an innovation plan for the Italian startup ecosystem, Mind the Bridge and  Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) – in partnership with  AGI (a prominent Italian economic and industry news agency) – presented the 2017 SEP Monitor “Scaleup Italy”. The launch event has been organized at the historic Tempio di Adriano in Rome, exactly 6 years after the appointment of […]

2017: Exits, ICOs and other highlights @ MTB Startup School

Now that we’ve completed the 2017 “post-mortem” of all the Mind the Bridge activities, it’s a good time to share a few highlights from MTB Startup School and the top success stories of the year coming from our alumni around the world.   The community of startups who have attended a Startup School batch has […]

The 6 Emerging Trends in Open Innovation for 2018

By Alberto Onetti On the occasion of the 2017 Award Ceremony of SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars we published a research snapshot with insights into the open innovation activities of leading European firms. Based on the data we collected, as well as Mind the Bridge’s ongoing dialogue with companies, we detected six emerging trends: Trend Setting […]