Category Archives: Startups

Going Back to the Proverbial Garage with MTB

MTB ’s Executive Intrapreneurship Program, held Aug 11th-15th, was a resounding success. Representing SME companies such as Jamio, to big corporations like L’Oreal, participants in the program provided similar feedback that was no less positive. Upon arriving back to his company in Italy, Salvatore Latronico, CEO of Jamio OpenWork, put together an innovation team of […]

Product IS Marketing

The $0 marketing budget generation As an entrepreneur and a mentor here at Mind The Bridge (this is me), there is one thing that I find particularly thought-provoking about the WhatsApp success story: the $0 marketing budget with which they reached half-a-billion users. Indeed, there is much to learn from their success, and many have […]

There’s No Hope, But I May Be Wrong

Pete Seeger, musician and revolutionary, a beacon of social justice and change, was foremost an evangelist for hope and the human spirit. On January 27th, at the age of 94, he left us with a huge legacy of why “the world would never amount to a hill of beans if people didn’t use their imaginations […]

Crowdfunding in Europe: where are we

At the Mind the Bridge Global Angel Forum, I had the chance to interview Kristof De Buysere. Kristof, who is finishing his Ph.D. in Business Law, has co-authored a widely used framework document distributed by the European Crowdfunding Network. He is really knowledgeable about securities laws and regulations that impact equity crowdfunding. Q: Kristof, what’s […]

Startup Weekend Milan: the youth that made the difference

Milan Startup Weekend Last weekend Mind the Bridge participated as a sponsor to Milan Startup Weekend (Website), a Kauffman Foundation initiative that takes place in the most important cities around the world.  Held and organized by Talent Garden together with Startupbusiness and Frontiers Conferences, the event saw the participation of more than 130 people among students, researchers, wanna-be entrepreneurs, investors…. and […]