Category Archives: Startups

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 […]

SAP, Telefonica and Virgin win as the corporates doing the most to support startups across Europe

Startup Europe Partnership’s CORPORATE STARTUP STARS 2017 SAP, Telefonica and Virgin have today been selected as Europe’s top three “startup-friendly” corporates in SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars ranking, announced at an event in Brussels. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for research, science and innovation, attended the ceremony. New research,“Open Innovation in Europe” from Mind the Bridge and Nesta […]

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Worldwide Startup M&As Report: Startup Acquisitions continue to grow.

US still runs the show but Europe is catching up.  Mind the Bridge, together with Crunchbase and the support of global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is launching this year’s edition of our annual M&A activity overview, “Startup M&A Report 2017” on September 20th, at the European Innovation Day conference in Mountain View, […]

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 […]

M&As and exits analysis in InsurTech [part 2]

<This blogpost is part of our InsurTech series – here’s our previous post> Moving towards a horizontal InsurTech industry InsurTech entrepreneurs are present all over the world, innovation has no borders for those looking to disrupt the traditional insurance industry. Germany, France and the UK are the top three InsurTech markets in Europe, and London, […]