An article from La Repubblica РAffari&Finanza which emphasizes the important growth in the number of startups in Italy: over 10,000 by the end of 2018. A reality with lights and shadows as indicated by the author Giovanni Ajassa, Director of the Study Service, BNL РBNP Paribas Group. What we need, in short: fewer start-up costs, tax relief for startups and investors, easier access to credit and the existing entrepreneurial fabric through open innovation paths.