Following the success of the Fall 2022 session, a new batch of Spanish startups is ready to fly to Silicon Valley for the Desafia San Francisco Immersion Program, established by ICEX Spain Trade and Investment (the Government of Spain’s agency for the internationalization of businesses) and Red.es (the Government of Spain’s agency responsible for executing and deploying part of Spain’s Digital Agenda), run by the local partner Mind the Bridge (MTB).
With a thriving technology ecosystem, access to talent, investment capital, and a supportive culture for entrepreneurship, Los Angeles is positioning itself as a leading destination for companies looking to drive innovation. Tiberio Santomarco, Managing Director US in Mind the Bridge, retraces the events.
For the 7th year running, the world’s most active corporates working with startups and worldwide best practices in corporate-startup collaboration have been recognized and identified at the prestigious annual Corporate Startup Stars Awards. Launched by Mind the Bridge under the European Commission’s Startup Europe Partnership initiative in 2016, the Awards have been scaled at global level thanks to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). A total of 100 companies from all over the world have been named today winners in the 2022 Corporate Startup Stars Awards: 50 as Corporate Startup Stars - with Siemens securing the top position - and 50 companies named Open Innovation Challengers.
Italian leading water supplier ACEA lands in Silicon Valley and opens an Innovation Outpost inside the "Mind the Bridge Innovation Center" in San Francisco. The goal is to intercept emerging technological trends for the company's business areas and support startup scouting.