Alberto Onetti, Chairman and President of the Mind the Bridge Foundation.

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Biography

Forward-looking, dividing his time between Italy and the United States, Alberto works on bridging technology to business.

Alberto Onetti is a seasoned serial entrepreneur with core competences in corporate strategy and finance. Among other businesses he founded, together with Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol Inc., a mobile personal cloud company based in Silicon Valley, and with R&D in Europe.

Alberto is Professor of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. His academic career is divided between Italy -where he teaches Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Insubria in Varese - and the United States, where he is regularly visiting the San Francisco State University since 2006.

In 2009 he was appointed as Chairman of the Californian Mind the Bridge Foundation, its mission being to inspire, educate and stimulate a new generation of young European entrepreneurs, and create startups inspired by the methods and successes achieved in the Silicon Valley. Through the seed venture fund "Mind the Seed", where Alberto is a partner, he concretely invests in the best startups to create successful international ventures.

Since 2014 Alberto helps the European Commission to drive the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), the first integrated platform to support growth and sustainability of European companies.

Alberto Onetti has authored and co-authored over 100 publications, regularly blogs and writes for some important newspapers, and frequently tweets.

About Mind the Bridge

The Mind the Bridge Foundation is a non-profit corporation, based in Italy and in the United States, founded by Marco Marinucci in 2007 and chaired by Alberto Onetti. The goal of the Foundation is to foster a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem, spur more innovative ideas, and reinvigorate the new venture economy, providing entrepreneurship education, 360 degrees. Mind the Bridge provides startups, investors and managers with direct exposure to the most experienced, entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world, the Silicon Valley. The ultimate goal of Mind the Bridge is to help create in Europe a new generation of entrepreneurs and success stories.