Accelerating Italian start-ups and scale-ups
TechItalia is a community encompassing 3,000 professionals working in tech in London which supports Italian companies interested in expanding, launching internationally and raising investment in the UK.
4-week programme addressed to high-potential early stage startups with a Minimum Viable Product and looking to raise up to £500k equity investment.
4-day bootcamp addressed to scaleups with a validated business model, interested in expanding their business in the UK and looking to raise £500k+ equity investment.
TechItalia will create a digital bridge of innovation, capitals, funds and technology between England and Italy.
What they say about us…
“Excellent program and a great environment to work in, especially for an Italian company. The path is very practical and focused on the needs of the individual startup. They have highly skilled and excellent quality mentors and I suggest everyone to make the most out of them. The Techitalia team is very competent and has an excellent network of contacts.”
“Mentoring and networking on a taking-a-drink-from-a-fire-hydrant level, a couple of hours flight from Italy, what else?”
“I took part in the 1st edition of the global start up programme, from 14 July to 11 October 2019; in London, at Techitalia. We were 11 start-ups. I highly recommend Techitalia for the quality of the team; the network of professional’s relationships they have which they make available to start-ups, the professionalism they have shown, their constant support to improve our pitches and to better understand the UK market, and last but not least, they are fantastic people, with whom we established a good and sincere friendship. They act professionally as a bridge between Italian culture and the Italian way of working, and the English culture, they know how to do it very well and it is demonstrated in every action they have taken towards us and with us! “
“Many Italian startups decide to develop their business abroad and England is one of the favorite countries chosen by Italians. That’s the reason why a lot of communities were born in UK to help entrepreneurs to develope their own business. The most active in London is TechItalia, which counts more than 2,000 members among professionals working in the City”.
” The Sardinian Boot Camp was an exceptional initiative by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia. Being trained and informed by TechItalia London on issues related to start-ups, was crucial to begin a path of internationalization and expansion in the UK. The managers of the programme and the experienced mentors allowed us to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to achieve success. The way our strengths were improved has given me and my team, the confirmations we needed to accelerate. Highly recommended.“
“I’ve found a knowledgeable, professional and friendly team. All one might want from an Accelerator programme. Actually I’ve found more… it has been a while since I’ve found so much humanity, and I find it weird to talk about such strong personal relationships in a digital community. “
“At TechItalia:Lab London you will get a fully equipped personal desk space and meeting rooms, private work areas, IT support, professional receptionists to greet your clients and handle your mail. And there is a number of optional extras available to make your business run even more smoothly.”
“The community, gathered through a meet-up and a dedicated Facebook group, is called Techitalia London and was born about three years ago on the initiative of two Italian expats active in the capital, Luca Benini, Chief Revenue Officer at Yoobic, and Pier Paolo Mucelli , founder and CEO of eOffice. Their intuition was to bring together, in an informal context, the Italians of London united by the passion and working in the new technologies. This is a very dense community rich with talents but that was lacking opportunities to meet and sharing ideas. The idea turned out to be a success. “
“Among the startups of the program, there are also those who are based in the UK but want to expand in Italy. TechItalia: Lab in fact not only helps Italian startups to grow in the UK, but also UK startups to grow in Italy.”
“Besides the mentoring, the access to investments and to business networking, this accelerator also aims to support global Italian start-ups in the growth of markets where the English language is spoken.”
Why London & the UK
Our accelerator is based in London which is the 3rd startup ecosystem in the world according to Startup Genome and it’s therefore the perfect place to scale your business and raise investment.
The UK is the digital capital of Europe
Over the past 5 years the UK attracted £28bn in digital tech investment, more than double of France, the second country for investment. Italy attracted only £4,2bn digital tech investment.
LONDON IS THE 7TH ITALIAN CITY IN THE WORLD
Bringing together 500,000 Italian speakers, London is the city per excellence to make the link between these two communities.