Mind the Bridge, in partnership with the European Commission and Startup Europe, announces the opening of the call for the next generation of EU Unicorns to be selected for the second annual SEC2SV (Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley), a weeklong mission (Sept 12-16) that brings together the most promising EU scaleups, corporates, investors, and policy makers in September 2016 in Silicon Valley. The aim of SEC2SV is to welcome the next class of leading European scaleups, i.e. mature startups ready to take off and exploit the opportunities offered by Silicon Valley and the US market.
Interested scaleups must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:
- be a European Union-based company
- have an average annualized growth in employees or turnover greater than 20% per annum over a three-year period (with more than 10 employees at the beginning of the 3 year period)
- desire to expand to the U.S. market or already have a presence there.
be innovative (no limitations re: industries/verticals)