Discovering and Scouting the Market

We gathered a list of tools & services to help you explore and understand the italian market.

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They offer : Market opportunity analysis | Go-to-market strategy | Marketing and positioning strategies


Business France’s three missions are:

  • Fostering export growth by French businesses.
  • Promoting and facilitating international investment in France.
  • Promoting France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location.

These missions involve:

  • Offering customised solutions and services to foreign businesses and investors to foster exports, but also to detect, support and facilitate inward investment.
  • Playing a role in defining national and regional programs geared towards developing industries internationally and enhancing France’s investment attractiveness, not least through sector-based and regional associations and greater synergies between firms.
  • Supporting the decision-making processes and performance improvements of exporting companies and industrial/financial investors in France.
  • Helping to optimise the performance of mid-size companies and innovative businesses to speed up their development outside their domestic market, leading to significant business growth.
  • Developing and managing the government-run framework underpinning the VIE / VIA international internship program.
  • Carrying out, overseeing or taking part in all international cooperation initiatives launched in its areas of expertise.
  • Monitoring France’s image and economic attractiveness abroad, while coordinating influential international business networks.
  • Analysing and suggesting government policy measures to support the international development of the French economy.
  • Drawing up, developing and rolling out effective communication approaches adapted to each of its targets, in France and abroad, to help meet these objectives.

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The French Chamber of Italy is part of an international network spanning 113 countries, and can facilitate connections between French start-ups in Italy and other French Chambers in places such as New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, London, Barcelona …

The French Chamber is one of the top French Chambers worldwide and one of the largest foreign Chamber in Italy with 350 member companies, ranging from large corporates to small businesses.

This local network includes innovative start-ups, CAC40 companies as well as bankers, lawyers, fundraising advisers, tax specialists, etc.

The role of the Chamber, since its creation in 1885, has been to provide French and Italian firms with a platform for exchange, networking, sharing of expertise and best practice; to connect large and small companies for mutual benefit; to promote its members’ interests and to help develop economic and commercial relations between France and Italy.

The French Chamber in Italy can help start-ups at all stages of their development with a wide range of professional services, which are competitively priced. These include:

  • Virtual office: registered address service and phone line in central Milan,

  • Company set-up assistance: a bespoke one-day programme of individual meetings with local experts before setting up a company in Italy,

  • Recruitment platform “Job-Chambre” with a special package for start-ups,

  • HR Externalized management: payroll processing, payment and HR support,

  • Legal, financial and administrative support to set up the company and support the development of its businesses,

  • Accountancy services and advice with internal bilingual professional,

  • Corporate image services marketing support: digital imaging, social media strategy, community management, …

  • Flexible and all-inclusive desk rental in the Incubator,

  • Boardroom rental in a professional environment,

  • Organization of frequently business Speed-dating,

  • Mentoring programme with the partnership of the “Reseau Entreprendre” Italian Network.

Member start-ups can also:

  • Take part in professional workshops on themes such as governance, digital strategy, innovative thinking …

  • Take part in events, including ‘small meets big’ events which are opportunities for start-ups to meet relevant contacts within big organisations, expand their networks and ultimately develop their businesses,

  • Take part in events of the CSR Laboratory,

  • Take part in the annual Franco-Italian Business Awards organized by the Chamber with a reward redemption during the Annual Gala.

 And meet French Tech Communities based in Milan

They offer : Business networking | Tailored intro | Perks programs | Events


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