Alberto Onetti

Chairman & President, Mind the Bridge
Alberto Onetti

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

Professor at the Insubria University of Varese, Alberto Onetti has committed himself along the years to research in the entrepreneurship and corporate strategy. He has authored and co-authored insofar over 100 publications.

His academic career is divided between Italy -where he teaches Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Insubria in Varese and LUISS in Rome and is Head of the Research Centre for Innovation and Life Sciences Management (CrESIT) – and the United States, where he is regularly visiting the College of Business of San Francisco State University since 2006. In 2009 he has been appointed as Chairman of the Californian Mind the Bridge Foundation, its mission is 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, whose he is Partner, Alberto concretely invests in the best startups to create successful international ventures.

He is a seasoned serial entrepreneur with core competences in corporate strategy and finance. Among the others, he founded, together with Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol, Inc., a mobile personal cloud company based in Foster City, CA. He also acts as consultant and advisor for leading banking groups and Italian as well as multinational companies and sits on the board of several private companies and startups.

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

Alberto regularly blogs and writes for some important newspapers and frequently tweets (@aonetti).