Startups in Italy: A dynamic and innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem


The Italian Trade Agency’s Bern Office, in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy in Bern, will be taking part as a Premium Partner in this year’s edition of the Startup Days, considered the reference Startup event in Switzerland, since May 2003.


Joining Startup Days early and later stage Deep Tech Startups, coming from all over the world, have the opportunity to:


  • Pitch their company and get visibility
  • Access to the matchmaking tool with the Factsheet
  • Find investors, corporates, partners, customers and talent
  • Meet other founders to complete their team


On the other hand, Investors & Corporates (Business Angels, Venture Capital, Corporate Ventures) can:

  • Find new, relevant investment opportunities in Deep Tech
  • Access to startup fact sheets and the matchmaking tool
  • Join the top networking events
  • Join the annual Investor Dinner


“Participating in Startup Days Italy is accepting the challenge to introduce itself as a welcoming country for innovative startups operating in fields such as digital economy, manufacturing, social services, arts & crafts or agriculture. Italy intends to promote in Switzerland that side of its economic ecosystem moved by a new entrepreneurial culture aimed at innovation, sustainable development as well as at technological advancement and employment, especially for young people”. Says Simona Bernardini, Director of the Italian Trade Agency’s Bern Office.


“This ecosystem is characterized by unprecedented social mobility and multi-level linkages between research institutions and companies. Talented workers as well as international investors are increasingly discovering Italy as a destination of diversified opportunities”, she concludes


At the legal level reforms have been pushed forward. The passing of the decree 179/2012, also called "Decree for Growth 2.0", reformed the framework in which companies operate. It has been instrumental in the growing number of Italian startups with high technological value.


Motivated by this success and in view of sustaining the development of investment opportunities that are more than ever international, ITA Bern, together with the Embassy of Italy in Bern, will be proud to present 10 promising Italian Startups to the audience of Startup Days 2018. These companies have been chosen according to the selection criteria fixed by the organizers, after their application to the participation call.


For more information, please contact
ITA Bern - T: +41 31 5550214 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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