The American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, known as AmCham, is a private non-profit organization affiliated with the American Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC and part of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce, the body that protects the free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. In addition to its headquarters in Milan, AmCham is represented in major Italian cities and the U.S. through a network of local representatives.
BAIA is a business network created by and for entrepreneurs, managers, and professionals operating between Italy and the USA focused on promoting innovation. The group’s mission is to enhance knowledge sharing and cooperation for the growing Italian professional community in the U.S.
Fondamenta SGR is an financial services firm that develops alternative products and innovative investment solutions, mainly for institutional investors and high net worth individuals.
Fulbright BEST A scholarship, in cooperation with the Fulbright Commission in Italy and the support of the US Embassy to Rome, promotes high tech entrepreneurship in Italy. Candidates are Italian PHDs, engineers, economist under 35 year old with an innovative business idea in the high tech space. The winners spend an academic year in the USA studying entrepreneurship and an internship with a start up to learn the how-to. Upon returning, each candidate is mentored for 6 months to create a start up.
The IPE - Institute for Research and Educational Activities – aims to help young people gain access to education, culture and employment. The Institute, headquartered in Naples, is one of the legally recognized colleges and universities operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, University and Research.
iStarter is an innovative incubator born to connect Italian talents and innovators to a worldwide network of market opportunities and investors. The program is based on a 3 months full-time incubation period with financial support and coaching. iStarter mission is to help create innovative enterprises, supporting Italian entrepreneurs to start up and launch their activities at international level and foster innovation in Italy.
ItaliaCamp promotes and supports social innovation and the development of new answers to real questions, working to bridge the gap between the birth of an idea and its realization.
The Italian Cultural Institute of New York, founded in 1961, is an office of the Italian government, dedicated to the promotion of Italian language and culture in the United States through the organization of cultural events.
Italian Trade Commission The Italian government-endorsed agency entrusted with promoting trade, business opportunities and industrial co-operation between Italian and foreign companies. It operates through 115 branch offices in over 86 countries in the world.
Kaminski Partners is a boutique merchant bank/investment bank with an early stage venture fund. With offices in New York, Palo Alto, London and Tel Aviv, the firm invests in Life Sciences (medical devices, biotechnology & pharmaceuticals beyond Phase I), Healthcare IT, Clean Tech (solar, wind, bio fuels, energy storage) and Technology as it pertains to the global economy.
Kanso is a Rome-based consulting company that combines the next generation of typical business consulting skills with the ability to offer original solutions to those who undertake with determination the path of innovation.
M31 partners with entrepreneurs to support the creation and rapid growth of new technology ventures focused on the ICTs: the start-ups growing in our ecosystem explore medical and Bio-Technologies, Semiconductor and Clean-Technologies, Information and Communication Technologies.
NIAF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational foundation whose mission includes advancing US – Italy business, political, and cultural relations and has a business council that promotes networking with corporate leaders.
NOVA aims to encourage Italian students to participate in leading international MBA programs, to motivate them to return to Italy upon the completion of their degrees, and to create a network for communication and personal contacts with the Italian-American community.
SVIEC is a special group of Italian and Italian-American technology executives within NIAF who meet on an informal basis to network and stay current on technology, the law and public policy.
Why Not Italy? (WNI?), founded by a group of Italian private equity operators with significant experience and international visibility, to promote, demonstrate and present the aspects of greater quality and relevance of the Italian system as a whole. WNI? operates to make international investors aware of the fundamentals of the Italian economy and entrepreneurial system.