The future
grows here

B4i selects the most innovative ideas and the startups with the greatest potential to help them grow and succeed by investing the experience, knowledge, time and resources of the wider Bocconi community.


startups supported


entrepreneurs involved


funds raised


jobs created

An open ecosystem for
innovative entrepreneurs

We select business ideas and startups from anywhere to join our Pre-Acceleration and Acceleration programs. Starting from the Bocconi University ecosystem, we empower enterprising individuals with any educational background and business experience to develop their entrepreneurial potential and make a meaningful impact on society.


The companies of B4i’s growing startup community operate in a wide range of markets, from medical assistance to AI powered investments, online recruiting, Made in Italy, ethical fashion, food, sustainability and more.

We are a catalyst
of innovation

Thanks to the vast experience and resources of the international Bocconi community and network, we contribute to creating a fertile ground for entrepreneurship by matching technical talent with the right business, managerial and legal skills.

About us

Best in Class Coaching

Involvement of Bocconi-level top of the class expertise and high-level operative expertise from the market

Open Ecosystem

Access to the programs open to all innovators with any type of background (it is not necessary to be a Bocconi student or alumni)

Business meets Tech

Strategic partnerships with Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Politecnico di Milano, Università Statale di Milano and Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca.

About us

Building a startup is an incredibly challenging journey, and without proper planning, working structure, and tracking system, you are likely to get lost quite easily. B4i gave us the tools to make sure we did not fall into this trap.

Daniele Calvo Pollino, Mapo Tapo

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