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

Milan 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


SPARKS is a 5-month, fee-free pre-accelerator program with the future in mind.

The students of today are the pioneering entrepreneurs of tomorrow and we want to cultivate them from the ground up.

SPARKS Selectees receive world-class mentorship opportunities from Industry Experts, participate in workshops to optimize their business model, and access to the Plug and Play ecosystem.

Ready to Ignite your Future? If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact

(To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an Italian university)