Broadening horizons in Italy’s B2B digital startup ecosystem.

Startup Wise Guys Italy

Italy is a growing ecosystem, in the last few years things have changed a lot. Once one of Europe’s most undeveloped markets, it is now rapidly becoming a hub for B2B digital startups. The founders and government alike were catapulted into the startup ecosystem by the pandemic and hybrid working…but  it appears to be the perfect storm. 

The Startup Wise Guys is opening the international doors for Italian founders to take their ideas to the next level. Italy is home to a vast talent pool of entrepreneurial minds and a healthy Serviceable Available Market, but barriers of language and local law mean that our expertise can boost these budding businesses. 

Who is it for?

Our Italy programs are designed for local early stage startups who are looking for a launchpad into the global startup community, and also international teams who want to adopt Italy as a strategic destination to grow in. We are seeking enthusiastic founders who are ambitious, strategically minded and committed to making a difference with their companies


We are also looking for investors, both local and international, who seek to join forces with The Startup Wise Guys to set up tomorrow’s talent for global success. Italy provides an opportunity for diverse investment pipelines and we also want additional partners to support us accelerating startups in Italy.

Get started today

Browse our Italy programs and apply now.

Application deadline: May 23, 2024

The Founders Club

Find co-founders, refine ideas, develop an MVP, engage your first customers, and ensure your first funding in a 3-month online program designed to create a scalable B2B startup.

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Pre-accelerator Program

The perfect training ground for early-stage startup founders.

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The people who make the difference.

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Andrea T. Orlando

Managing Partner Italy

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Lorenzo Francesco Rea

Managing Director of Cyber