ASTER for Startups
ASTER has been providing support services to knowledge-based, innovative and creative start-ups based in Emilia-Romagna for 15 years. ASTER services cover start-up business development in all stages, ranging from idea support definition, to training, consultancy, fundraising, direct grants, working spaces, networking opportunities. The services are delivered through specific sector-based programmes or as regular activities linked to core actions such as the EmiliaRomagnaStartUp community (ERSU), the regional platform for innovative entrepreneurship (services for new companies) that gathers 350 innovative start-ups and 50 supporting organizations. Since 2015 ASTER runs a dedicated activity in Silicon Valley including study visits, training and experience sharing addressed to the most innovative regional startups.