One of the outcomes of the "Digital Scaleup Summit in Silicon Valley" 2020, held by Mind the Bridge at the end of September, was the 100+ cherry-picked scaleups that they shortlisted to foster innovation and collaboration with our corporate clients. Here they summarize the most interesting emerging trends that they tracked.
ICC and Mind the Bridge unveil the plan to launch the ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship in Accra (Ghana). Alberto Onetti, Chairman at Mind the Bridge, sits down with Valentina Mintah, Executive Board Member of ICC and founder and former CEO of West Blue Consulting, and Julian Kassum, ICC Global Partnerships & Development Director. Together they discuss the benefits for Ghana and the region of implementing some of the most successful MtB capacity-building programs through the ICC Centres of Entrepreneurship.
Short list focusing on North American Fintech startups that according to Mind the Bridge are worthy to be tracked.
In Silicon Valley both number and size of innovation outposts are experiencing a steady growth despite Covid-19, according to Mind the Bridge. And APAC region is strengthening its presence.
The flow of large corporates1 setting their own innovation outpost in Silicon Valley is in continued acceleration. And so are the models and methodologies used by such units. While is undoubtful that the COVID-19 epidemic has had some effects on the medium term commitment of such outposts (we do have counted a few “retreats” of Innovation Antennas as a result of budget cuts), for the most part data shows that both the number and the size of such units is experiencing a steady growth.