We have expanded our Food, Fintech and Sustainability programs from Silicon Valley to Italy.

Italy is rich in talented entrepreneurs and original inventions - we scout, accelerate, and invest in the best Italian startups.

By bringing together top-notch startups from the region, we provide game-changing technology solutions to the country’s main corporations and catalyze their digital transformation.

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Connecting the best startups with the most innovative corporations to lead the Italian food, fintech and sustainability industries into the future.

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Plug and Play Italy is looking for the best startups led by women.

FoundHER is a 5-month equity-free and fee-free program offered by Plug and Play Italy dedicated to Italian startups with at least 51% of female founders to boost their potential through our network and programs. The program includes mentorship, workshops, networking and office space.


Some Food focus areas include:

  • Food Freshness & Safety
  • New Materials & Packaging
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Analytics & Retail
  • Traceability & Prediction
  • Sustainability, Waste Reduction, & Recycling
  • Protein & Ingredient Alternatives
  • Marketing, Customer Loyalty, & User Experience

Some Fintech focus areas include:

  • Capital Markets
  • Customer Engagement
  • Insurance Solutions
  • Data Analytics
  • Infrastructure
  • Lending
  • Payments
  • Regtech
  • Security

Some Sustainability focus areas include:

  • Circularity and New Materials
  • Energy, Climate and Resources
  • Sustainable Industrial Operations
  • Electric and Shared Mobility
  • Cleantech and Watertech
  • Decarbonisation
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels

Inspiring Innovation to Future Enterpreneurs

Plug and Play is partnering with Bocconi University (QS World University Rankings 2020 ranked the university 7th worldwide and 3rd in Europe in business and management studies) to foster entrepreneurship since the early year of study and capture new talents, as well as business ideas.

Pole of aggregation of innovative entrepreneurial energies, B4i - Bocconi for innovation is the platform for startups in pre-acceleration, acceleration and internal development of companies and acceleration program. The areas of specialization of startups are digital-tech, Made in Italy and sustainability.

Bocconi B4I