The Mind the Bridge Foundation is a non-profit (501 c3) corporation founded by Marco Marinucci. A Google old timer, Marco got inspired while involved in a business plan competition and mentoring project in Africa. Inspired by the radical impact such an initiative played, he decided to replicate the model with the hope to have a similar impact, initially, in his own country, Italy.
The goal of the Foundation is to foster a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem, spur more innovative ideas, and reinvigorate the new venture economy, providing entrepreneurs with direct exposure to potential venture capital investors from the most experienced, entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world — Silicon Valley. The ultimate goal of Mind the Bridge is to help create a new generation of entrepreneurs and success stories, in particular in depressed economies.
We believe that:
- creating your own job is better than looking for one. Entrepreneurship can be learned.
- give back to your community brings good mantra.
- tough economic times are the most fertile. From scarcity come clarity.
- being surrounded by positiveness is the best steroid.