Milan - February 28th

The Start-up Italy

Home to more than 6,000 foreign invested companies, the Lombardy region is the first recipient of foreign investors in Italy, and now, Milan is one of Italy’s largest hubs for innovation and technology since hosting the universal exposition.

Google, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Deloitte and Gartner have their headquarters in Milan. About 1,500 startups have registered in Lombardy on the Italian Business Register, and almost 980 of these companies are situated in Milan. For this reason, Milan is the best place to find potential clients, investors, and like minded founders.

The vitality of new companies and their activities is in large part of the positive effect of Expo 2015.In addition, there are the prestigious universities, the availability of capital, and the excellence of the food and fashion industry. This mix makes Milan a promising city.

A Favorable Funding Environment

Milan’s startups are heavily active in areas like Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, and Tourism 2.0.Alfabot, born in Milan in 2016, is focused on the development of chatbot technology. Today it is considered the app of the future.

Friendz, an app that lets you take a photo, post it, and receive benefits that you can spend online.Musement is another app created in Milan that allows tourists to live every city as if it were their own, and has now reached more than 50 countries globally.There is also some interesting news in the world of finance. Satispay allows users to send small amounts of cash to their phone contacts, while also allowing them to pay for goods in partner shops.