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3 out of 4 startups are acquired by US companies

US companies are more acquisitive. Even less surprisingly, among the top 15 acquirers, over 70% are Silicon Valley companies. This is the main finding from “Startup Transatlantic M&As. US vs EU”, the report presented today at the European Innovation Day conference in Mountain View, the event created and organized by Mind the Bridge and co-organized […]

Top tech startups selected to represent Europe at SEC2SV 2016

With total funding of over $60M and 1000 employees, they cover verticals such as e-commerce, healthcare, security and storage. Mind the Bridge and EIT Digital announced the finalists for the second edition of Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV)—the premier program for future European startup unicorns to engage with main US industry players for […]

Why Europe should go beyond startups

Why Europe should go beyond startups? By Alberto Onetti, Chairman Mind the Bridge Note: startups are extremely important. They definitively contributed to pour new ideas and energy into the European entrepreneurial scene. Although most people in Europe confuse entrepreneurship and startups. There are plenty of innovative and solid businesses in Europe that don’t get lured […]

From Startups to Scaleups: A recap of Startup Europe Week

A recap of Startup Europe Week Europe’s tech community gathered en masse this past week for Startup Europe Week, a series of events in 40+ countries and 200+ cities sponsored by the European Commission. From the 1-5 February, Europe was buzzing with hundreds of keynotes, workshops, and networking events to bring together entrepreneurs, executives, and policymakers. […]

New year, new space…same global MTB Startup School

Last week, in partnership with Kuwaiti accelerator Brilliant Lab, and Brazilian startup support initiatives Porto Digital and Apex, Mind the Bridge held our first graduation of Startup School 2016 (website). We hosted the first class of 2016 in our brand new space in SOMA, San Francisco, which will be the new HQ for all Silicon Valley MTB activities. Watch all the highlights here. […]

A Dose of Greece in Silicon Valley

MTB hosts delegation of leading IoT Companies from Greece When we think about the economy of Greece, we think high unemployment, capital controls and stagnation. We’ve been inundated with bleak images of long lines at ATMs alongside idle pensioners, students protesting and a mass of disgruntled citizens who are frustrated with years of political and […]

Top European Scaleups Come to Silicon Valley

15 scaleups to represent Europe at the SEC2SV European Innovation Day (EID) These scaleups are the new potential EU Unicorns and they are going to Silicon Valley. Fifteen scaleups representing Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK have been selected to present at the SEC2SV European Innovation Day (EID) in Mountain View on […]

Are 10 minutes enough to get a date?

Startups Matching Event We will find out on Saturday, 29th in Berlin, at the Investors Day of People in Beta Festival. With the support of our brilliant partners at Betahaus, Mind the Bridge organizes a matchmaking session between EU startups and top local investors (including corporate venture capitals and accelerators). The matchmaking session will be powered […]