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Mind the Chat with Niko Bonatsos – When Elon Musk got back to me
“When Elon Musk got back to me” Marco Marinucci (CEO, Mind the Bridge) interviews Niko Bonatsos (Managing Director, General Catalyst)
Why being an entrepreneur is a horrible job | MIND THE CHAT with Fabrizio Capobianco
Marco Marinucci (CEO, Mind the Bridge) interviews Fabrizio Capobianco (Serial Entrepreneur)
Mind the Chat with Rick Belluzzo
Marco Marinucci (CEO, Mind the Bridge) interviews Rick Belluzzo (Partner, Innogest Capital)
Mind the Chat with Philipp Rose
Alberto Onetti (Chairman, Mind the Bridge) interviews Philipp Rose, Managing Partner, Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC)
Mind the Chat | Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Talk
One of the main issues Corporate Venture Capital units (CVCs) face is creating connections between the portfolio companies and the corporate business units. Theoretically, a CVC runs also scouting for its parent company. They scout hundreds of startups per year and create connections.
Mind the Chat | Chief Innovation Officers (CIO) Talk
During our Scaleup Summit in Madrid we hosted an exclusive panel involving the Chief Innovation Officers (the so called CIOs, the sexiest among the C-level execs) of three large multinationals: Enel (Ernesto Ciorra, Chief Innovability Officer), Sodexo (Belen Moscoso del Prado, Group Chief Digital and Innovation Officer), Iberdrola (Agustin Delgado, Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer).
Mind the Chat with Giacomo Marini
Marco Marinucci (Mind the Bridge CEO) interviews Giacomo Marini (Investor and Entrepreneur) – Giacomo Marini represents one of the cornerstones of the Italian-American entrepreneurial community in the Bay Area. Co-founder of Logitech, then turned venture capitalist, he’s been in Silicon Valley since 1982. During those decades in the tranches of Silicon Valley (so to speak…) Giacomo has witnessed first hand some of the major tech revolutions that have changed everyone’s life. From the era of semiconductors and micro-processors, to the invention of the mouse, to meeting Steve Jobs and the likes: Giacomo could be without doubts featured in the “Silicon Valley” TV series. In our Mind-the-Chat, Giacomo shares some of the pivotal moments he experienced in his long career and his view for the future.
Mind the Chat with Ludovic Ulrich
Marco Marinucci (Mind the Bridge CEO) interviews Ludovic Ulrich (Silicon Foundry Partner) – Who needs a CEO (Chief Ecosystem Officer) and the rise of Startup Studios How can the lessons learnt from starting the Startup programs of Microsoft, Salesforce or the scaling of an entity like Startup Weekend be of use for the larger audience of medium and large corporations in their quest for innovation? Well, that’s why you need to meet a guy like Ludo (Ludovic), a partner at the San Francisco based Silicon Foundry. Ludo (a French native but citizen of the world at heart) has the right mix of someone who cut his teeth for decades in corporates (Apple, Microsoft, Salesforce to name a few) but with the spirit and the appetite of a startup founder.
Keep Innovation separate from the Core Business | Mind the Chat with Stefan Maurer
Alberto Onetti (Chairman, Mind the Bridge) interviews Stefan Maurer, Director & Head of Future Transportation@Vans, Daimler
The Fashion Accelerator: making fashion(-tech) fashionable | Mind the chat with Rachel Fischbein
Marco Marinucci (Mind the Bridge CEO) interviews Rachel Fischbein (Director Fashion Accelerator, San Francisco) – Fashion and San Francisco are very few times found in the same sentence. However, right in the heart of downtown, at the ground floor of the Bloomingdales shopping center, it lays the Fashion Accelerator, a full fledged studio space to support the most promising fashion-focused entrepreneurs.
Of Zen, philosophy and Autotech | Mind the Chat with Daniel Hoffer
Marco Marinucci (Mind the Bridge CEO) interviews Daniel Hoffer (Autotech VC Partner) – What’s the connection between philosophy, entrepreneurship, investments? And how about Miyamoto Musashi and his “Book of 5 rings”? This is what comes out from our discussion with Daniel Hoffer, a partner at Autotech VC (one of the first VC funds fully focused on mobility), a philosopher by training (Harvard AB), then turned technologists (New, Siebel, Symantec), then entrepreneur (CouchSurfing) and finally investor.
Mind the Chat with Joseph Huang (CEO, StartX)
Mind the Chat with Joseph Huang (CEO, StartX) What makes Stanford StartX. the best accelerator in the world?
Mind the Chat with Parul Kaul-Green (Head of AXA NEXT Lab)
Interested to know the AXA approach to #openinnovation? On Thursday (during our Digital Scaleup Summit) at 1pm Alberto Onetti will have a LIVE fireside chat with Parul Kaul-Green, CFA, Head of AXA NEXT Lab in Europe. He will go through the role and goals of AXA Labs and the different investment arms of AXA (AXA Venture Partners and Kamet Ventures) and also ask her what technology AXA is looking for.
Federico Faggin: Why Science and Spirituality will merge
Marco Marinucci (Mind the Bridge CEO) interviews Federico Faggin, Inventor and Entrepreneur
Mind the Chat with Uli Grabenwarter (European Investment Fund)
The European VC infrastructure, rebuilt over the last two decades after the tech crash, is facing its biggest test in history. Definitively time to ask the right questions. Like the ones Uli Grabenwarter, Head of Investments, Technology and Innovation at European Innovation Fund (EIF), is asking.
500 Startups: present and future | Mind the Chat with Aaron Blumenthal
Marco Marinucci (Mind the Bridge CEO) interviews Aaron – 500.co Director of Global Portfolio Services
Mind the Chat with Nick De Blasio (Nestlé)
Can employees be great innovators?
In Nestlé with 323k employees, the potential was huge, but the challenge was even greater. Could innovation happen at this vast scale?
InGenius is Nestle’s Employee Innovation Accelerator launched by Nestlé in 2013. Employees can submit their ideas to innovation challenges, aiming for the opportunity to pitch to high-level management, Dragon’s-Den-style. The InGenius team backs idea-submitters who reach this stage by coaching them, co-developing their concepts, and validating prototypes over a period of 8 weeks.
Marco Marinucci interviews Marco Marinucci – Mind the Chat with Marco Marinucci (Hella Ventures)
Marco Marinucci (CEO Mind the Bridge) interviews Marco Marinucci (Partner at Hella Ventures)
Mind the Chat with Davide Cervellin (Telepass)
The future of Mobility is personalization
The whole paradigm of mobility is understand customers’ needs and properly serve them with the right product in the right place at the right time
The key is to provide choice and simplify their life. That means not necessarily introduce “new things” per se, rather the possibility to be relevant for our customers by understanding where they are and their purchasing and mobility habits.
Time to Digitize the Construction industry | Mind the Chat with Amy Marks (Autodesk)
Time to Digitize the Construction industry Amy Marks, Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy & Evangelism, Autodesk
Mind the Chat with Yi Pin NG (Yunqi Partners)
How Covid 19 impacted the #tech landscape in China and Asia? Live from Shangai we will discuss with Yi Pin Ng, Managing Partner at Yunqi Partners (investment fund with around 2 billion RMB under management). Looking at how #China‘s startup ecosystem is performing now might help assess the impact we should expect for #Europe and #US in the next incoming months.
How to approach the Energy Challenge | Mind the Chat with Shell Ventures
Marco Marinucci (CEO Mind the Bridge) interviews Giancarlo Savini (Implementation Manager) Shell Ventures and Kirk Coburn (Investment Director) Shell Ventures
Mind the Chat with Inês Oliveira Ribeiro (TrenLab) and Jorge Marcos (Renfe)
Rethinking the Corporate Accelerator model.
Mind the Chat with Francesco Starace (Enel)
How to build a more sustainable world after COVID 19? Can the EU Green Deal be the “Man of the Moon moment” for Europe?
Mind the Chat with Massimiliano Garri (ACEA)
In this Mind the Chat we go through the innovation journey of ACEA (Italian multiutility with €3B+ in revenue active in the energy distribution and management of water and waste). Specifically we deep dive into the reasons and goals behind the creation of Acea Innovation, a separate company created to be the innovation factory of the group. Special guest is Massimiliano (Max) Garri, Acea’s Chief Innovation & Information Officer and CEO at Acea Innovation.