What type of business (business format) can you set up in this country and what are the differences?

You can set up an “Impresa Individuale” (single-person business), a “Società” (multi-person business), or a technological Startup.

In a single-person business you are the only legal person responsible and you answer to your legal obligations with all your personal belongings. You can hire personnel in your business. 

A Society is a business with more than one responsible person. There are many types of Society, depending on the legal obligations you choose. 

A Startup produces high technology goods or services.