International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Fostering Innovative Start-Ups, The case of Start-Up Start-Hope project
Francesco De Luca, Christian Corsi, Francesco Paolone

Abstract
In modern economies, the presence of an innovative environment that promotes the research and the business structure, enhancing the skills of the individual, is considered a basic condition for the competitiveness of a Country. The paper aims to explore the effectiveness and the experience of fostering actions for innovative startups in the Italian context. In particular, the study will move from the analysis of the case study about the “Start- Up Start-Hope” project in the administrative region Abruzzo. The results reveal that Start-Hope Fund has selected and actually supported both technological and traditional start-ups. In addition, the promising perspective elaborations, about the investment made, the estimated value of production and the involved human capital, attest the goodness and the effort in promoting this type of innovative ventures. The paper offers some contributions to literature and extends the understanding about the effect of the fostering program in innovative entrepreneurship.

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