Home to the globally pursued ‘dolce vita’, rich culinary heritage and culture in every corner, Italy is a beautiful country that attracts global attention. Not only does it welcome visitors who flock to enjoy the weather, food and historical gems, but, it is also welcoming growth in its startup ecosystem. Italy is the 4th largest economy in Europe...

Ittinsect, a Rome-based biotech startup developing a sustainable alternative to aquaculture feed, has closed its first investment round of €625K in which CDP Venture Capital, through the Accelerators Fund, Katapult Ocean, Indico Capital Partners, LVenture Group and two angel investors participated. This investment comes on top of a series of public...

Star Italia Accelerator, the new Accelerator for Startups and Innovative SMEs, 100% under the management of De Furia Group is born with the aim of creating qualified access to the U.S. market, stimulating entrepreneurial skills and accompanying the entry and growth of the best Italian innovation talent. Star Italia Accelerator, based in Miami, open...

The Italian Innovation Centre in San Francisco at INNOVIT is inaugurating Call4INNOVIT, an acceleration program designed for innovative startups and SMEs. Applications are open now. The first Call4INNOVIT specializes in Artificial Intelligence, Metaverse technologies, and Cultural and Creative Industries. The goal is to help boost the success of It...

Promoting and supporting in the cradle of world innovation the ecosystem of an innovative and competitive country in all economic sectors: this is the goal of the Italian Pavilion of ITA, Italian Trade Agency, at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, the most important tech event in the world, scheduled for January 5-8, 2023. The Italian participation aims to get...

The year 2022 closes on a positive note for the Italian startup ecosystem with a share of equity investments by Italian hi-tech startups of 2.1 billion. This is three times more than the investments reached in 2019, which instead amounted to only 649 million. "An important boost that promises to last over time," comments Andrea Rangone, scientific...

The organization of Italians Alberto Onetti and Marco Marinucci expands in America and conquers New York as well. The new office of the Italian boutique offering consulting and innovation services with an international scope opened its third office in America on August bank holiday. After San Francisco, its headquarters, and Los Angeles, Mind The B...

Hand in hand with development and innovation are growing investments in Italian startups. The latest data speak of a growing involvement of venture capital, during the first half of the year the amount invested in startups increased, reaching a total of 957 million euros, more than doubling in a single year (123%). This increase was mainly due to I...

The number of startups and SMEs hiring new resources in Italy is growing. In 2021, 78.5 % of Italian innovative companies expanded their teams with new hires, up 8.5 % from 2020. This is according to research on the impact of startups on the labor market in Italy conducted by the Italian Tech Alliance (formerly VC Hub Italia) in collaboration with...

RetImpresa, the agency of Confindustria (The General Confederation of Italian Industries) for the representation and promotion of Business Networks and aggregations, strengthens its collaboration with Miami Scientific Italian Community (MSIC) by focusing on Registry International, the Italian platform for open innovation that uses blockchain as an...