In this Mind the Chat, Alberto Onetti sat down with Wouter Stammeijer, Chief Strategy Officer at KPN. KPN is a major dutch telecom company in the Netherlands. During the conversation, they covered multiple areas of activities that KPN undertakes in the world of startups such as startup acceleration, procurement activities, investments, and the KPIs that KPN tracks.
In this Mind the Chat Alberto Onetti sat down with Amy Neale, Senior vice president of Mastercard. We investigated the three pillars Mastercard’s journey to open innovation is based on: Start Path, Customer relation program, and Mastercard lab.
The Scaling Manager is a new role risen from the need to accompany startups in their scale-up journey. Mind the Bridge implemented this model with S² Bridge: Incheon, a #startup accelerating platform operated by Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. in order to run a Global Market Entry Program for 5 highly selected Korean startups. Each of them was assigned a Scaling Manager from Mind the Bridge.
In this Mind the Chat, we sit down with Alexa Gorman, SVP and head of SAP.iO foundries in EMEA, to cover the multiple areas of activities that SAP undertakes in the world of startups, namely SAP.iO, Sapphire Ventures, SAP’s Intrapreneurship program - SAP.iO Venture Studio, and the University Alliances. We took a deep dive into the structure of the SAP.iO, its Foundries, and the growing number of SAP’s innovation outposts around the world.
According to the very last Report issued by Mind the Bridge and Acciona “Tech Scaleup Spain 2020”, Spanish tech scaleup ecosystem shouldn’t be seeing its growth trend reverted by Covid-19. The country should close the year slightly below the 1 billion mark in new funding and with about 40 new scaleups.