Startups Rising: Italy Sees Solid Growth in Early Stage Digital Companies

Hub21 startup growth ItalyIn a report shared by Hub21, the authors analysed the global ecosystem of early stage companies, specifically the digital economy, and then dig into the Italian market. Nations around the world are seeking to foster an innovation economy driven by small companies with creative concepts.  Many of these fail, but some will become established firms that drive economic growth and job creation. The report from Hub21 reviewed data on over 9000 startups around the world.  The research states that in 2016 expectations are for 5.7% of European GDP will be produced by the digital economy.  In the UK, 12.4% of GDP will be driven by the digital economy in 2016.  The US? 5.4%…

Regarding Italy, every single region is showing an increase in early stage companies when comparing 2014 to 2015. Hub21 shows the number of startups per region:

2014

2015

Lazio

333

482

Puglia

143

190

Friuli Venezia Giulia

97

134

Basilicata

20

34

Lombardi

762

1071

Toscana

221

292

Trentino Alto Adige

122

171

Liguria

56

78

Emilia Romagna

397

560

Campania

204

288

Sardegna

101

134

Umbria

36

71

Veneto

261

418

Marche

142

223

Calabria

84

113

Molise

15

20

Piemonte

249

341

Sicilia

138

232

Abruzzo

62

107

Valle D’Aosta

11

12

The Report, in Italian, is embedded below.

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