A unique insight into the Italian investment world

Published on 12/02/2019

The first ESIL study visit will take place in Milan on 4-5 March 2019



During 2019 ESIL will promote on-site visits touring some of the most advanced early stage ecosystems in Europe. The first ESIL study visit will take place in Milan on 4-5 March 2019. This is a special opportunity to gain a unique insight into the Italian investment world, with advice on best practices from leading Italian angels. Our experts will talk about co-investment and crowdfunding opportunities and there will be a section dedicated to building regional and women-only business angel networks. Participants will also hear pitches from three Italian companies so there will be an opportunity to start a new investment journey too.

The #ESILangel for Italy Paolo Anselmo, president of the Italian Business Angels Network, is organising the event and will be the perfect host during the two-day visit.

The on-site visit in Italy aims:

  • to provide access to the well-known Milano international investment hub (Italy is the second-most advanced industrial ecosystem in Europe)
  • to set up face-to-face contacts with local stakeholders that are engaged in the early-stage investment ecosystem hub
  • to facilitate contacts between the participants
  • to build trust and facilitate further cooperation between participants and IBAN team/members.

The visit proposes meetings and exchanges of experiences between angels, BAN team leaders, incubator managers, crowdfunding players, Venture Capital associations, tax and legal advisors and public stakeholders. “Learning by doing is our 2-day challenge,” Paolo Anselmo says.

Interested? See Paolo's invitation in our Youtube channel, take a look at the programme and sign up here today.

Practical details:


4-5 March 2019


Day 1: CBA headquarter (Galleria San Carlo, 6 - Milano)

Day 2: IMPACT HUB incubator headquarter (Via Aosta, 4 - Milano)

COSTS: There is no fee for the programme. Hotel and Travel at own costs.


Zone 1, nearby Central Station

B&B HOTEL Milano Central Station - Via Napo Torriani, 9, 20124 Milano MI (website)

Zone 2, nearby San Babila, CBA headquarter. Location day 1 (4 march)

HOTEL GALILEO - City Centre - Corso Europa, 9, 20122 Milano MI (website)

HOTEL BRUNELLESCHI - City Centre - Via Flavio Baracchini, 12, 20123 Milano MI (website)

Zone 3, Impact Hub. Location day 2 (5 march)

B&B Hotel MILANO Cenisio Garibaldi - Via Messina 38 20154 Milano (website)

Residenza Cenisio - Via Giovanni Calvino 21 20154 Milano (website)

Hotel Boutique Duomo - Via Mac Mahon, 45 20155 Milano (website)