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Italy Startup Ecosystem Overview

Country Rankings
Regional Ranking
15th
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1
in Western Europe
Global Ranking
31st
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2
worldwide
Population
60.3
million

top industries
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Software and Data
#17 worldwide
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Foodtech
#19 worldwide
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Education
#20 worldwide

notable startups
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ecosystem description

The Italy Startup Ecosystem is a regional Leader in innovation, ranked at number 31 globally, and shows a negative momentum -2 spots since 2021. Italy also ranks at number 15 for startups in Western Europe.

There are 42 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Italy and the top ranked city in Italy is Milan at 65 globally. Milan is followed by Rome at 143 and Turin at 273.

Italy is an ideal place to locate for Software and Data, Foodtech and Education startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 303 Software and Data startups in Italy, 149 Foodtech startups in Italy and 112 Education startups in Italy, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 1078 startups in Italy, 8 accelerators in Italy, 22 coworking spaces in Italy, 9 organizations in Italy and no leaders in Italy.

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Digital Magics, listed on AIM Italia (symbol: DM), is an incubator of digital projects that provides consulting services and acceleration services to startups and enterprises, to facilitate the development of new technological businesses. Thanks to the partnership with Talent Garden and Tamburi Investment Partners, Digital Magics has created the most important national platform for innovation for DIGITAL MADE IN ITALY, by offering services for the digital transformation and “Open Innovation” to excellent enterprises, while providing support to innovative startups to create successful projects, from conception to IPO. The incubation and acceleration services offered by Digital Magics are active in the TAG co-working campuses present throughout Italy. Complementary services include investment activities, which have produced over the years a portfolio of 48 investments in startups, scaleups and digital spinoffs with high growth rates. Read more
The first green-tech accelerator with the mission to fight Green House Gases emissions. Our goal: - 5 million tons of CO2eq in 5 years. Read more
Nana Bianca is a start­up studio<br />orbiting in Florence. It fosters digital essential products, combining human, financial and relationship­ wise capital. How we like to say “we support digital entrepreneurs in the initial phases of their lives, but even after”.<br /><br />Nana Bianca aims to involve quality human resources: full­-stack developers, creatives with an eye for details and dedicated entrepreneurs. Together we build big companies.<br /><br />The startups are supported by our design team, business model experts and founders with whom they share ideas and build prototypes. Read more
StartUp Initiative is the international acceleration platform developed by Italy’s leading bank Intesa Sanpaolo, which selects promising high-tech startups, coaches them and connects them with financial and corporate investors. The program crosses 9 technologies and industries (Digital & Mobile; Biotech & Healthcare; Cleantech; Nanotech & Materials; Social Ventures; Food; Fashion & Design; Transportation; Building & Construction), matching over 500 startups with about 6K investors, corporations and players of the innovation ecosystem. Our alumni went on to raise over 55 M€ in funding.<br />Participating startups go through a training and selection process and gain access to a wide audience of financial and corporate investors, significantly improving their fund raising and business development reach. The platform is enriched by a strong partnership network comprising investors, corporations, incubators, accelerators, research centers, and institutions from all over Europe and the US. Read more
G2 Startups is a Startup Accelerator and an Open Innovation Enabler/Partner for Corporates. Our motto is Growth Through Innovation. Innovation is todaly the main driver of development: in our vision focus on building Innovative Business Ecosystems. Read more
NAStartUp [Napoli Startup] is the Gym of Startup and Ecosystem of Innovation Read more
We are a startup accelerator based in Rome, Italy. We are operated by LVenture Group, a publicly listed venture capital company that provides our startups with funding and network. Twice a year, we select a new batch of early-stage disruptive startups to join our acceleration program. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Italy Ranked by StartupBlink

StartupBlink ranks the startup ecosystems of 100 countries and 1,000 cities. Download our latest Global Ecosystem Report.
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Global Rank & ChangeTotal ScoreQuantity ScoreQuality ScoreBusiness Score
1st
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65th
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9
9.943
2.24
4.66
3.04
2nd
0
143rd
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3
5.237
1.05
1.15
3.04
3rd
0
273rd
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42
2.479
0.38
0.24
1.87
4th
0
321st
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63
1.748
0.23
0.20
1.31
5th
0
334th
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42
1.633
0.24
0.16
1.23
6th
0
478th
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91
0.793
0.11
0.09
0.60
7th
+
4
508th
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3
0.709
0.11
0.07
0.53
8th
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2
519th
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20
0.673
0.10
0.07
0.51
9th
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1
525th
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79
0.656
0.11
0.05
0.49
10th
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3
535th
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132
0.631
0.10
0.06
0.47
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