Cleverciti is proud to announce that it has been invited to join the 4th edition of “Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley”, the premier program for future European Unicorns organized by Mind the Bridge with the support of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and EIT Digital. The week is built around the flagship conference, European Innovation Day, held on September 11th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

For the 4th consecutive year, SEC2SV will welcome the most promising European companies to spend the week of September 9-15, in Silicon Valley. The scaleups will spend time with mentors, meeting potential partners and investors, learning how to adapt their business to the U.S. market. The program exposes organizations to an intense week of concentrated business development to help them in their U.S. expansion efforts, including a showcase to investors.

“SEC2SV is the flagship initiative of the European Commission to build bridges among innovation ecosystems,” commented Isidro Laso, Head of Startup Europe at the European Commission. “We look at this initiative as a super connector that we be mutually beneficial in reaching out to new markets for the startups and in generating diverse deal flows for investors in both regions”. 

About Mind the Bridge
Mind the Bridge is a global organization that provides innovation advisory services for corporates and startups. With HQs in San Francisco (CA) and offices in London, Italy and Spain, Mind the Bridge has been working as an international bridge at the intersection between startups and corporates since 2007. Mind the Bridge scouts, filters and works with 2,000+ startups a year supporting global corporations in their innovation quest by driving open innovation initiatives that translate into curated deals with startups (namely POCs, licensing, investments, and/or acquisitions). Mind the Bridge publishes curated reports on the status of the scaleup ecosystems in different geographies, as well as M&A and innovation market trends in various verticals. Mind the Bridge has strong partnerships with entities such as the London Stock Exchange and the European Commission, for whom it runs the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) open innovation platform. It is the organizer of the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) and Startup Europe Comes to Israel (SEC2IL) missions and the European Innovation Day conference. For more info: | @mindthebridge

About Startup Europe Partnership (SEP)
Established by the European Commission as part of the Startup Europe initiative in January 2014 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, SEP is the first pan-European open innovation platform dedicated to transforming European startups into scaleups by linking them with global corporations and stock exchanges. SEP is led by Mind the Bridge, a global organization based in Europe and Silicon Valley, in partnership with innovation foundation Nesta, the European Investment Fund/ European Investment Bank Group, London Stock Exchange Group, EBAN, the European Startup Network, and The ScaleUp Institute. By participating in the SEP program, global companies have access to the best technologies and companies with the goal of initiating business partnerships and venture corporate investments. Scaleups are exposed to qualified sales/strategic opportunities as well as funding options either via venture capital, private placements, or IPOs. For more info: | @sep_eu

About Startup Europe 
Startup Europe is the initiative of the European Commission that aims at building a “Startups and Scaleups Continent” by connecting local ecosystems across Europe. The main activities of Startup Europe are focused on the one hand on helping startups to scaleup all across Europe and internationally and on the other hand on democratizing the “Lean Startup Phenomenon” so that every citizen in Europe has a fair chance to start and grow a startup in Europe.
Startup Europe is implemented in two ways: first via H2020 projects and second via providing political support to grassroots initiatives of the startup community in Europe. SEP is the open innovation platform supported by Startup Europe via H2020 project SEP 2.0. In addition Startup Europe manages the One Stop Shop for startups in Europe where all information about EU support for startups can be found. For more info: | @StartupEU