Scaleup Summit,  September 25-26, San Francisco

The Scaleup Summit in Silicon Valley is hosted by Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center on September 24-25. It is a two-day, highly curated, invitation only format, where international corporates, investors and scaleups operating in specific verticals can do business and spot technology trends. During the SEP Scaleup Summit in Silicon Valley, Mind the Bridge will organize vertical specific Deep Dives, these sessions will cover hot tech trends based on the industries listed below:

Smart cities

Healthy, Circular Cities

Digital Construction

Travel tech



The San Francisco Scaleup Summit is part of the Startup Europe comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) 2019 mission,
created by Mind the Bridge.

The Agenda

9:00-9:30 Check-in and registration
9:30-9:50 Opening
Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq
9:50-10:40 Mind the Bridge New Research: Corporate Innovation in Silicon Valley. Outposts and Investment Flows.
Marco Marinucci, CEO, Mind the Bridge
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
10:40-11:10 Secondary Liquidity for Private Companies
Tim Monahan, Managing Director, Nasdaq
11:10-11:20 Break
11:20-11:30 Deep dive: Healthy, Circular Cities
Powered by EIT
11:30-11:50 Deep dive: Smart Cities, E-Mobility
Powered by ENEL
11:50-12:00 Deep Dive: Decarbonization
Powered by ENI
12:00-12:10 Deep Dive: Digital Construction
Powered by Acciona
12:10-12:20 Deep dive: Travel Tech
Powered by Amadeus
12:20-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-17:00 1:1 Curated matching
17:30-19:30 Scaleup Summit Cocktail Reception
(Orrick, 405 Howard Street)
9:00-9:30 Check-in and Registration
9:30-10:15 Panel. Trends & Triggers: The Changing Face of CVC in Silicon Valley and the World.
Moderator: Trond Arne Undheim (Partner, Co-Founder, Vidian Ventures)
Hanns Anders (Investment director, iRobot Ventures)
Patrick Chang (Early Stage Venture Investor, Samsung NEXT)
Yas Kohaya (VP of Corporate Development and Liaison Partner, Toyota AI Ventures)
10:15-11:15 Open Innovation Bootcamp
Powered by Mind the Bridge
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Who’s Who: Startups on stage

  • Smart Cities
  • Decarbonization
  • Digital Construction
  • Travel Tech
  • E-Mobility
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-17:00 1:1 Curated Matching


Bruce Aust

Vice Chairman, Nasdaq

Trond A. Undheim

Partner, Co-Founder, Vidian Ventures

Marco Gazzino

Head of Innovation and Product Lab, ENEL X

Tim Monahan

Managing Director, Nasdaq Private Market

Niko Bonatsos

Managing Director, General Catalyst

Grant Allen

General Partner, SE Ventures

Willem Jonker

CEO, EIT Digital

Telmo Perez

Chief Innovation & New Business, ACCIONA Group

Giacomo Silvestri

Group Digital Strategy, Innovation & Portfolio Management, ENI

Yas Kohaya

VP of Corporate Development and Liaison Partner, Toyota AI Ventures

Patrick Chang

Early Stage Venture Investor, Samsung Next

Suzanna Chiu

Head of Amadeus Ventures

Marco Marinucci

CEO, Mind the Bridge

Alberto Onetti

Chairman, Mind the Bridge

Cyrille Brando

Director innovation, Bosch

Jason Waterman

Senior Biz Dev Manager, Porsche Consulting

Guillaume Péronnet

VP Strategy, Faurecia

Anil Rachakonda

VP Startup Programs, Continental

Machinaga Takahiro

Business Development, Global Research and Innovation Team, Takenaka

Suzanna Chiu

Head of Amadeus Ventures

Yuji Doi

Sub Director Innovation & Transformation Team Silicon Valley Office, Kajima Construction

Massimiliano Garri

Chief Innovation & Information Officer, ACEA

Takeaki Kokubu

Manager, Corporate Venture Capital, Asahi Kasei America

Shuichi Kondo

Silicon Valley Office General Manager, Okaya

Jun Oishi

Technology Planning Senior Manager, Takenaka

Jonathan Wallace

Investment Director, Expert DOJO

Carmelo Graceffa

Innovation Manager, Acea

Klaus Streubel

Senior VP, Advisory to the Board, OSRAM

Giacomo Silvestri

Group Digital Strategy, Innovation & Portfolio Management, ENI

Danny Kim

Open Innovation Manager, Hyundai CRADLE

ChangHee Kim

Deputy Head, Hyundai CRADLE

Masato Yamamoto

Marketing Director, All Nippon Airways

Masa Morizumi

Manager Automotive Business Development & Innovation, Asahi Kasei America

Mats Lundgren

Director Technical Business Development, Huawei Technologies

Paolo Cerioli

Digital Scouting & Open Innovation Manager, ENI

Seung Wan Kim

Open Innovation Project Manager, Hyundai CRADLE Silicon Valley

Kyunghyun Kang

Investment Manager, Hyundai Cradle

Tim Bulakul

Investment Associate, Hyundai CRADLE

Fabian Hoffman

Associate, HELLA Ventures

Florian Michahelles

Head of Research Group, Artificial & Human Intelligence, Siemens Corporation

Bryan Eagle

Investor, Glanris

Bryce Kim

Investment Principal, Hyundai CRADLE

Henry Chen

Sr. Manager – Open Innovation, Hyundai CRADLE

Kostya Tomashpolskyy

Head of Innovation Factory, Saipem

Samantha Huang

Senior Associate, BMW i Ventures

Sanket Mehta

Director of Biz Dev, eMobility, Larsen & Tourbo

Robert Cha

Investment Director, LG Electronics

Vineeth Venkiteswaran

Automotive Business Development, BlackBerry QNX

KTong Wang

Venture Technologist, Schaeffer

Yuko Masuda

Business Development Manager, Marubeni Power International

KM Hakan Kostepen

Executive Director, Panasonic Silicon Valley Center Strategy & Innovation

Suresh Mani

Vice General Manager, Midea

Kerri A. Zeil

Head of Amadeus for Startups

Guy-William Pivot

EV ecosystem innovation manager, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi

Cristina Moyano

VC Unlocked 500 Startups, INSEAD


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